Summer 2018
Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group (GCHEG) Quarterly Newsletter Summer 2018
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President's Message
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Membership and Advancement
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Earn Your Board Certification in Healthcare Management
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National News Q2 2018
Two GCHEG Members Participating in Executive Program Presented by ACHE
Career and Articles of Interest
4 Steps to Establishing Your Leadership Philosophy
Enhance Your Decision-Making Skills: 3 Tips
GCHEG Member Submitted Articles
Equity Impact Circle Off To an Impactful Start
NC Chamber Foundation Unveils Healthcare Benchmarking Study
Why Business Coaching Works for Middle Managers
What's In Your Future?
Virtuoso Leadership in Health Care Is Our Responsibility
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NC Chamber Foundation Unveils Healthcare Benchmarking Study
By: Gary Salamido, NC Chamber Vice President of Governmental Affairs

The NC Chamber Foundation, a long-term policy center established by the NC Chamber in 2013, recently released The Roadmap to Value-Driven Health: Benchmarking Study Results and Implications for North Carolina, a benchmarking study that analyzes two Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives (RHICs) and several Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) that are successfully driving health care value. The study also highlights implications and possible next steps for North Carolina to do the same.

This study serves as a follow-up to the Roadmap to Value-Driven Health, a study commissioned by the NC Chamber Foundation in 2016 to develop a high-level strategic pathway for North Carolina to become a top-ten state for health and health care value.

When it comes to health care value – improved outcomes at a manageable, predictable cost – North Carolina has it backwards. Unfortunately, health care costs in the state continue to rise while outcomes remain below average. Not only is this detrimental to the health and well-being of those who call North Carolina home, but it is also a major competitiveness issue from a business standpoint. It makes North Carolina a tough sell to any business looking to relocate or expand in the state, especially considering health care is a top concern for job creators.

Understanding the impact North Carolina’s health care value could have on the state and its people’s futures, the NC Chamber Foundation commissioned the 2016 study to kick-start transformation. However, it quickly became evident something was missing. More information was needed on potential models that could be implemented in North Carolina to drive value. While no initiative examined by the benchmarking study is identical, one constant remains – stakeholders across the health care supply chain are working together, using a common language, to improve health care value. That commitment from everyone across the supply chain, be they employers, intermediaries, providers or manufacturers, is required if North Carolina is to make value-driven health care a reality.

Other key study findings include:

  • Think big, act small: Change takes place one community at a time, meaning job creators and their follow stakeholders should work within their communities to ignite change locally, driving transformative change that can grow over time.

  • Data should be treated as a common good: Data should not be used as a commodity, rather it should be treated as a common good to drive transformative change towards value.

  • No RHIC in the Southeast: While states in every other region of the country have either an operating RHIC or are in the process of developing one, this region is lagging behind.

  • State HIE is Not Meeting Employer Needs: North Carolina does have a state HIE, however, it mostly uses Medicaid data and is not meeting the needs of the state’s private sector employers.

  • North Carolina has no private APCD: North Carolina has no private all-payer claims database, which is important when matching claims and clinical data. In order to grasp the full scope of our state’s outcomes and cost of care, matching claims data to clinical data is vital, as is organizing that data by community and region.

As outlined in the study’s possible next steps, job creators and those across the health care supply chain must now work together to evaluate what model makes most sense for the state and take action to implement it. Only then will North Carolina begin to drive health care value.






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