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Progress Update January 2014 www.hcgc.org

Announcing regional partnership with Consumer Reports Health to spread awareness and adoption of Choosing Wisely® in Greater Columbus

Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus

The Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus (HCGC) is pleased to be a regional partner with Consumer Reports Health.

... a non-profit, publicprivate partnership working in collaboration with consumers, providers, and purchasers

HCGC is coordinating regional activities to spread awareness and adoption of Choosing Wisely to help physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders in Greater Columbus think and talk about appropriate use of healthcare resources. What is Choosing Wisely? How can physicians and patients have the important conversations necessary to ensure the right care is delivered at the right time? Choosing Wisely aims to answer that question. Choosing Wisely is focused on encouraging physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders to think and talk about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary, and in some instances can cause harm. What makes Choosing Wisely different than previous attempts to advance evidence-based recommendations? Choosing Wisely evidence-based recommendations on appropriate care were developed by more than 60 medical specialty societies.The evidence-based recommendations are intended to help make wise decisions about the most appropriate care based on a patients’ individual situation. How can your organization get involved? A number of no-cost resources are available for organizations in Greater Columbus that wish to incorporate Choosing Wisely into their own communication campaigns. 

Customized, co-branded microsites that will be maintained and regularly updated by Consumer Reports Health. Click here to view the Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus' microsite. A co-branded poster for use in wellness communications. Click here to view an example of the co-branded poster.

If your organization is interested in co-branded Choosing Wisely materials, please contact John Leite, HCGC coordinator. Please click here to learn more about Choosing Wisely

... serving as a catalyst, convener, and coordinator of healthcare transformation & learning in Greater Columbus

Did you know... The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has resources on Questions to ask your doctor The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative released a report PCMH model leads to reduces cost of care, improved population health Catalyst for Payment Reform released its annual report Reflecting on 2013, Looking Ahead to 2014

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Healthcare Transformation Learning Sessions What is the purpose? HCGC is coordinating a series of learning sessions to help consumer, providers, and purchasers in Greater Columbus learn about best practices that are transforming healthcare at national, state and regional levels. January 22nd Webinar, 1:00-2:00PM 

Learning Topic: What transformational activities is the Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus catalyzing and coordinating in 2014? Click here to register for this learning session

February 26th Webinar, 1:00-2:00PM 

Learning Topic: As Consumer Reports Health regional partner for educating consumers, providers and purchasers on appropriate care (Choosing Wisely)... What assistance is available to advance providerdefined, evidence-based recommendations in Greater Columbus? Click here to register for the learning session

April 4th In-Person Session, 8:30-10:30AM 

Learning Topic: What are the opportunities and challenges of implementing Ohio's Public-Private Healthcare Innovation Plan in Greater Columbus? Note: Development of Ohio's Innovation Plan was coordinated by the Governor Kasich's Office of Health Transformation to align payment innovation in collaboration with public and private partners from across Ohio. Click here to register for the (preferred) in-person learning session option at The Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, OH 43210 Click here to register for online learning session option

The Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus is a nonprofit, public-private partnership. We serve as a catalyst, convener, and coordinator of healthcare transformation & learning in Greater Columbus. www.hcgc.org

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