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Partner with the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative

The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC) was founded in partnership.

In 2008, the Kansas Medical Society and the Kansas Hospital Association, Kansas’ statewide associations for hospitals and for physicians, came together to form what they envisioned would become THE trusted source for relevant and meaningful health care quality improvement education, evaluation, and measurement.

Through this rare partnership, KHC has for more than a decade proudly served 120+ Kansas hospitals and 1,000+ providers at 200+ clinics across the state—with hands-on technical assistance, education, and other resources tailored to each provider’s unique needs to best serve their patients and community.

KHC is continually seeking new partnership opportunities as health systems and the quality improvement landscape evolve. We are interested in cultivating partnerships that support common goals that improve the health of Kansans.


Statewide Relationships and Trusted Leadership.


"You start a revolution one doctor, one practice, one hospital at a time." —Dr. Joe Davison, West Wichita Family Physicians and founding member of the KHC board.KHC’s reputation as the trusted quality improvement resource in Kansas begins with the close partnership and support of the largest member organizations for both doctors and hospitals. After more than 10 years of work rooted in provider leadership and our team’s expertise, KHC has established valuable, productive relationships with hundreds of health care professionals across Kansas. In fact, KHC has more quality improvement partnerships with hospitals than any other state.

KHC’s collaborative model enables health care organizations to more rapidly advance and achieve meaningful, evidence-based changes and positive outcomes. Recent examples include four years leading Kansas’ Practice Transformation Network (more about our PTN), eight years leading our state’s Hospital Engagement Network and Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (more about our HIIN), and a decade working closely with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on a variety of population health initiatives.

Provider led. Data driven.

Expertise — Why People Partner with Us

Quality Improvement
Health Care Leadership
Patient Safety
Using Data for Improvement
Quality Measurement
Improvement Collaboratives
Communications
Education
Population Health
Patient-Centered Medical Homes

The KHC team engages partners from the private and public sectors to consult and collaborate on emerging health and wellness issues. We provide technical assistance and other resources for continuous efforts to improve quality and maximize patient safety. We help prepare health care professionals and organizations for success in the value-based payment environment.

After more than a decade of working with hundreds of professionals across our state, KHC has become the trusted source for quality improvement resources and related expertise.

 


Incremental change. Exponential impact.


Through teamwork, accountability, and leadership, hundreds of Kansas health care professionals have achieved significant improvements in quality and patient safety. The investment and commitment of individuals and organizations yields incremental changes, which inspire and guide others in their efforts, leading to exponential impact on the health of Kansans. Among the highlights of the collective efforts of Kansas health care professionals are:

 
  • More than 100 KHC partners in the second Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) commit to initiatives that result in prevention of an estimated 234 harms at an estimated health care cost savings of more than $1.6 million in less than 12 months.
  • KHC assisted HEN-participating hospitals improve patient care by reducing Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections by 55 percent and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections by 28 percent.
  • KHC helped lead HEN-participating hospitals to reduce early elective delivery rates by 70 percent—to below 2% in 2017, down from 17% in 2012.
  • After a 10-year KHC-led initiative to improve influenza vaccination rate of healthcare personnel, 93% of Kansas health care personnel are now vaccinated against flu, up from 64% in 2008.
  • Dedication to KHC’s physician-led initiatives has brought more than $450,000 back to Kansas practices to further their quality improvement efforts as of 2019.
  • With KHC’s guidance, more than 40 percent of participating Practice Transformation Network clinics achieved at least 80% of the CMS initiative’s goals aimed at improving quality of care and preparing practices to successfully participate in value-based payment arrangements

Together we can transform health care for Kansans.


If you would like to discuss partnership opportunities with KHC leadership, please contact us.

For physician-led initiatives, contact:

Allison DeGroff
KHC Managing Senior Director
(785) 235-2383
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For hospital-led initiatives, contact:

Karen Braman
KHC Senior Director
(785) 233-7436
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For other inquiries, contact:

Phil Cauthon
KHC Communications Director
(785) 235-0763
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