Healthcare council unveils a unique employer-provider interaction framework to develop relationships and promote patient care

We’re excited to share news about Hospital Quality Foundation (HQF), a not-for-profit council driving significant innovation in a new approach to employer and healthcare provider relationships. This just-launched interaction framework will offer tools to help reduce costs, promote more effective patient care, and develop a better overall delivery process. NICH will be offering support to HQF and its new Employer-Provider Interface Council (EPIC) in disseminating an upcoming resource library and collaboration portal.

We look forward to seeing EPIC’s efforts help guide employer and provider decision makers in developing new, closer relationships with healthcare providers that better manage costs, while promoting high-quality patient care.

Dr. Randy Vogenberg, a founding partner of NICH, also serves as Chairman of the EPIC Board of Directors. Their interface council understands that employers and healthcare providers share a common interest in the well being of their populations, cost control, delivery of the highest quality healthcare possible. EPIC initiative is designed to break down silos that have historically prevented collaboration by helping employers and providers take a more active role in managing their healthcare investment.

EPIC is developing a group of resources to be offered via their library that will include:

  • white papers
  • educational programs
  • pharmacoeconomic assessments
  • interactive case studies
  • expert guidelines for best practices
  • and more…

Registration to gain access to this library can be done easily by visiting their website, and there’s no cost to join. The first of the initiatives is a white paper, accessible for free after sign-up, entitled Mobility as a Framework for Managing Osteoarthritis in a Holistic Chronic Disease Model, supported with funding from Sanofi.

Read HQF’s official press release, below:

The Hospital Quality Foundation Launches Employer-Provider Interface Council to Help Drive Healthcare Quality

Shrewsbury, New Jersey, November 15, 2017 – The Hospital Quality Foundation, a not-for-profit healthcare quality organization, today announced the launch of the Employer-Provider Interface Council (EPIC), an organization comprised of healthcare professionals dedicated to transforming employer- provider healthcare collaboration. It is the mission of EPIC to provide insight, information, and guidance to employer and provider decision makers.

EPIC will provide an environment that allows key stakeholders to focus thought, develop key metrics, and design care management strategies that effect change within populations of patients. Through the employer-provider interaction, EPIC serves to facilitate informed decisions on how best to structure care for the benefit of their shared population. This allows for better, more effective patient care, improved financial performance and a better overall delivery process.

“We believe EPIC will provide insight, information, and guidance to employer and provider decision makers,” stated Randy Vogenberg, Chairman of the EPIC Board of Directors. “By shifting the relationship between employers and their healthcare providers to a communicative partnership, EPIC helps employers and providers take a more active role in managing their healthcare investment.”

As part of its activities, EPIC is creating a group of resources that include white papers, educational programs, pharmacoeconomic assessments, interactive case studies, and guidelines for best practices written by thought leaders working in the employer-provider interface. The first of these initiatives is a white paper entitled Mobility as a Framework for Managing Osteoarthritis in a Holistic Chronic Disease Model, supported with funding from Sanofi.

EPIC is directed by a board of highly qualified individuals with experience and expertise in health care quality and medicine. Educational and research grants are the primary source of funding for EPIC, with additional support generated through the educational activities of EPIC.

To learn more about EPIC, please visit http://hqf-epic.org/home or send them a message via the HQF website contact form, here.

About the Hospital Quality Foundation (HQF)

The Hospital Quality Foundation (HQF) is a not-for-profit organization composed of individuals with experience and expertise in health care quality and hospital medicine. The HQF is dedicated to improving the practice of hospital medicine through the development and delivery of high-impact information and education.

To learn more about the HQF, please visit www.hospitalqualityfoundation.org

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