“Our healthcare industry is undergoing an unprecedented evolution, giving rise to a confusing marketplace of consumer options. Central to successfully managing this change is engaging patients and healthcare providers to communicate in improved ways that empower patients to actively assist in managing their own health through informed choices. These choices will be aided by face-to-face discussion, technology, online communities, and knowledge networks,” said Tim Elwell, Qualidigm CEO. “Healthcare remains a local endeavor and innovation is a contact sport. Our hope is that by providing a venue for patients and providers to interact, innovation and mutual understanding will result.”
“We are faced with a unique and exciting opportunity,” said Ken Lalime, CEO of HealthyCT, Connecticut’s new and only non-profit, member-owned insurance cooperative. “The relationship between patients, their doctors and other health partners must be at the heart of the new healthcare system. Our mission is to support that relationship with affordable products and services that deliver quality, lower costs, improve satisfaction and address the needs of very diverse populations.”
HealthyCT is the lead sponsor of Better Health: Everyone’s Responsibility Conference.
To Register Online:
Visit http://www.ctpartnersforhealth.org for more information about Better Health: Everyone’s Responsibility, including online registration and sponsorship opportunities.
Qualidigm’s mission is to advance the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of health care. The company provides consulting services to public and private sector clients nationwide. These services include Consulting, Data Analysis, Health Information Technology, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement and Utilization Review. For close to 30 years, Qualidigm has served as the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for the State of Connecticut under contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In this capacity, Qualidigm is charged with protecting the rights of Medicare beneficiaries and improving the safety and quality of care they receive. Qualidigm is also a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) as designated by the State of Connecticut. http://www.Qualidigm.org.
About CT Partners for Health:
The Connecticut Partners for Health was convened by Qualidigm. It is a working group of more than 40 key healthcare stakeholders representing healthcare providers and trade associations, consumer organizations, health plans and payers, community-based organizations, academic institutions, government agencies, quasi-government agencies, voluntary health organizations, the regional extension center, and the business community. The group meets regularly to identify issues and develop strategies for managing healthcare-related challenges facing consumers and healthcare providers. The Partners’ vision is to achieve the triple-aim of the National Quality Strategy: Better Care, Healthy People/Healthy Communities and Affordable Care. Its mission is to align healthcare quality improvement and patient safety initiatives in Connecticut to ensure efficient, cost-effective and coordinated efforts among healthcare providers and varies stakeholders. http://www.ctpartnersforhealth.org.
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