The QualityPath Initiative — Identifying Value in Health Care
From the Executive Director
by Dianne Kiehl

I am pleased to announce a major new initiative in collaboration with The Alliance, the business health care coalition based in Madison. The initiative, called QualityPath, will identify health care providers who deliver value – high quality at a reasonable price. Patterned after a centers/physicians of excellence approach, the initiative aims to identify hospitals and physicians as centers of value that – when working together – meet defined, proven standards for delivering quality care for certain procedures.

Both the BHCG and The Alliance are committed to speaking with one voice to our provider partners when it comes to defining quality. This will give providers a consistent message and provide employees and dependents with information they can use when seeking elective procedures. Another clear advantage of working in partnership with The Alliance is the ability of our two organizations to share in the developmental costs of the initiative.

Gail Amundson, M.D., who most recently served as the president and chief executive officer of Quality Quest for Health in Illinois and as the medical director for Quality at HealthPartners in Minnesota, has been retained as a consultant to assist us with this initiative. Dr. Amundson has extensive experience in quality measurement and its application to improve health care delivery
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Upcoming events of interest

Two events, scheduled for September, should be of interest to our readers. On September 10, the Wellness Council’s 23rd Annual Worksite Wellness Conference will be held at the Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Wisconsin Dells.  On September 17, the Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles and the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality will host a symposium on Behavioral Screening and Intervention (BSI) at the Monona Terrace in Madison. Read More

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A periodic feature highlighting news and information from our administrative partner, Humana.

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