Fellows of the Center recognized for efforts to link health value to accountability for outcomes
ESTERO, Fla., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Center for Health Value Innovation (CHVI) announced its 2011 Fellows, a group of the nation's leading health care executives committed to improving engagement and accountability in health management through value-based designs.
"Faced with mounting costs and declining health status, many organizations have elected to create change through local action," said Jack Mahoney, MD, MPH, CHVI co-founder and chief medical officer. "Engaging all stakeholders in this process is a key component of CHVI's efforts; therefore we are clearly focused on identifying and fostering the success of the individuals who drive this innovation through the Fellows program. We are proud to recognize these leaders who are making substantive contributions in improving the health of their populations and providing the ability for others to follow in their steps."
- Laurie Amirpoor, Wellpoint
- Chuck Haas, GE Aviation
- David Hoke, Yum! Brands
- Michael Jacobs, Buck Consultants
- Jeff Kluever, Journal Communications
- John Miall, Miall Consulting
- Janice Rahm, SeeChange Health Solutions
- Bruce Sherman, Employers' Health Coalition
- Albert Tzeel, Humana
"CHVI serves as the meeting point for true innovation in health outcomes," said Cyndy Nayer, CHVI co-founder, president and CEO. "Our consistent message of shared value for all stakeholders, our efforts to build the most robust panel of experts, and our data analysis that tracks the progression of value-based design and outcomes-based contracting are dependent upon the success of our learning community. The results of the Health Value Accelerator™, which continues to show the opportunities for engagement and accountability, are dependent upon the experiences of the Fellows of the Center. This year's group adds to the collective wisdom and courage that we build in communities of health innovation."
Robert Kritzler, MD, deputy chief medical officer, Johns Hopkins Healthcare, and CHVI Board Chair, commented, "This is a great time to be at the forefront of health, value and innovation. We look forward to hosting a number of regional solution summits in the coming year, building engagement and accountability, and showcasing new innovators in the marketplace. In my experience, there is no other group in the country that parallels our members, sharing ideas and producing results. As our footprint grows bigger, our commitment to health innovation grows stronger."
About the Health Value Accelerator
CHVI's Health Value Accelerator, is an easy-to-use online tool that prioritizes the redistribution of benefits and resources for better engagement and accountability in care. The Accelerator addresses key health care issues that drive higher health cost and allows health care purchasers to create personalized, actionable reports founded on value-based benefit design, changing the contracting mechanisms focused on the end goal of improved health.
About the Center for Health Value Innovation (CHVI)
CHVI (501c3) is focused on the relentless pursuit of innovation in benefit designs that improve engagement, accelerate accountability and create a predictable health cost trend. CHVI members represent over 60 million lives from all market segments in the health value supply chain, sharing the evidence of improved health and economic outcomes through value-based designs, including the Outcomes-Based Contracting™ platform for accelerating meaningful change. The Center for Health Value Innovation's goal is to improve the health of people, organizations and communities throughout the U.S. www.vbhealth.org
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