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"Providing quality patient-focused health care to my patients is a priority."
-Dr. George M. Kichura,
Medical Director,
Cardiac Catheterization Lab,
St. Louis Heart and Vascular
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LiveWellSTL.org Reaches Milestone

LiveWellSTL.org has helped more than 10,000 local residents find ways to move more, eat better and learn about their health. Join them at livewellstl.org

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Reducing Unnecessary Emergency Room Use

 MHI has begun work on a new communitywide project to reduce potentially inappropriate use of emergency rooms among commerically-insured patients. Did you know that recent studies estimate that more than 30% of emergency room visits are unnecessary and the cost is more than $4.4 billion a year? Did you know much of this potentially inappropriate use is among those with health coverage? Check back here for updates on this important topic.

 

 

 

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MHI Partners with Four Other Regions to Examine Health Care Cost and Resource Use

 

MHI was named one of five regional health improvement collaboratives, known as RHICs, to participate in the Healthcare Regional Cost Measurement & Transparency project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement. The project is expected to run through early 2015.

 

Deliverables for the Project Include:

1) To use nationally-standardized, National Quality Forum-endorsed measure to report health care cost and resource use at the physician group and community levels in the MHI region;

2) To analyze the data to begin to identify cost drivers;

3) To engage in a dialogue with various stakeholders to obtain their input on using a measure of health care costs to try to reduce them; and

4) To contribute to the development of resources that other communities can use to engage in similar measurement, analysis, and outreach efforts.

 

Our Mission

To provide a forum where trusted information and shared responsibility are used to improve health and the quality and affordability of health care.


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LiveWellSTL.org hits one-year traffic goal in less than six months!


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MHI LOOKS AT TRENDS IN ER USE IN OUR COMMUNITY
 


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MHI CHOSEN FOR NATIONAL EFFORT TO ANALYZE THE COST OF HEALTH CARE AND HOW RESOURCES ARE USED 


Our Vision

A community where committed partners share trusted information to enable all who use, provide and pay for health care to make informed decisions.