KHC News

KHC hires new employees

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The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC) announces the addition of two new staff members, Chuck Duffield, Topeka, and Devin June, Derby, to assist with the implementation of KHC’s statewide hospital- and practice-based quality improvement initiatives.

Chuck Duffield, Topeka, joins KHC as a Performance Improvement Manager and will work with KHC's health care quality improvement programs. He is responsible for improvement processes as well as assisting with planning and implementing quality and patient safety programs statewide. Duffield works closely with improvement leaders and teams to provide support and resources leading to successful improvement initiatives.

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KDHE and KHC prove an effective partnership

KDHE and KHC prove an effective partnership in encouraging the use of the Electronic Death Record System. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Office of Vital Statistics recently recognized the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative for their successful joint partnership to encourage Kansas physicians to use the Electronic Death Record System.

In June, presenting to an audience of 250 at the National Association of Public Health Statistics and Information Systems in Memphis, TN, Kay Haug, Director and Assistant State Registrar for the Office of Vital Statistics, praised the partnership her office has with the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative. Through this partnership, KHC leadership assisted in reaching out to Kansas physicians and hospitals to promote EDRS, included information about the system in monthly and quarterly publications, and helped establish monthly hospital trainings across the state.

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Health Care Leaders: Bill or No Bill, We Still Have Work to Do

Health Care Leaders: Bill or No Bill, We Still Have Work to Do. 

Click here for the full article from Catalyst NEJM Leadership article by Rick Foster, MD, Tammy Alvarez, MSN, RN, CCRN, Richard Feifer, MD, MPH, Stephen A. Mette, MD, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH and James Bassford, MD, MHA, MS.

Like many of you, we closely follow everything in the media about health care — especially over the past few months. Frankly, health care news has been hard to avoid. Headlines about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), insurance coverage, Medicaid, and contentious town meetings jump out from every corner of the Internet into our complex worlds as health care leaders around the country.

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