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Mike Roche
Member Services Manager
800.223.4139 x6645
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Member Services Advisor
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Member Services Associate
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Upcoming Alliance Events – Register Today & Save the Dates!

 

The Alliance Annual Seminar - Do I or Don't I? Making Hard Decisions in Health Care

May 16, 2017 
The Monona Terrace
8 – 11:30 a.m.
Register now!

 

QualityPath User Group Meeting

May 16, 2017
The Monona Terrace, Madison, Wis.

11:30 – 1 p.m.


Employer Benefit Design Evolution & Roundtable Discussion

July 25, 2017
Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis.

8 – 11:30 a.m.

 

How to Create Community Health in the Workplace

Aug. 22, 2017
Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis.
8 – 11:30 a.m.

 

The Alliance Annual Meeting: Mental Health in the Workplace

September 28, 2017
The Monona Terrace
8 - 11:30 a.m.

May Provider Update

Please share the May Provider Update with your employees to make them aware of network changes. Updates include provider additions, terminations and location changes.

On My Mind: Proving Health Care Can Go "Lean"

cheryl demarsBy Cheryl DeMars, President & CEO

Can the “Lean” approach work in health care?

Based on my experience as a keynote presenter at the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in Miami on June 16, the answer is a resounding “yes.”

The conference, sponsored by the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and the Lean Enterprise Institute, was attended by 650 health care clinical and administrative leaders from across the country and beyond. The institute defines Lean as “creating more value for customers with fewer resources.” That can be adapted for health care by saying we aim to create more health while spending less.

Healthcare Transformation Summit

The summit’s meeting room was full of physicians and hospital leaders who are applying lean management principles to create better, more efficient and patient-centered care. Their results were impressive with example after example of better care at lower cost.

These leaders were also impressed by our approach. I was there to share what The Alliance is doing to transform health care from the “buy side” as a cooperative of purchasers. I came away from the Summit even more committed to the work we are doing through initiatives like QualityPath to move market share to physicians and hospitals that deliver high quality care at lower costs.

cheryl demars speaking

As we know, QualityPath by itself won’t be enough to drive the magnitude of change needed to improve care while reigning in costs. We need to learn from Lean and other initiatives to find innovative approaches to achieving high-value health care.

Later this year, we’ll be partnering with the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value to establish experiments in two communities in our service area. The experiments will be designed by the employers, hospitals and clinicians from each community with the goal of discovering what each of us needs to do to get to the goal of zero trend, sustained over three years.

We’ll keep you posted on the results of this experiment. By learning and “Lean-ing” together, we can find better approaches to buying health care.

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