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Physician Leadership Council Member



MHI News

The latest news from MHI on improving health and health care regionally and nationally.


Colorado Identifies $140 Million in Health Care Waste | 03.25.20

MHI applauds the efforts of its counterpart in Colorado, the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC). In a recent report, CIVHC identified over $140 million in low-value care being delivered in the state. A copy of the report is available here.

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Community Diabetes Dashboard | 02.27.20

As part of the Defeat Diabetes STL campaign, MHI partnered with the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition to produce a new community dashboard for type 2 diabetes metrics in the St. Louis region, including prevalence, screening, care management and utilization, and health care spending. View dashboard by clicking here.

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LiveWellSTL.org Celebrates 6-Year Milestone | 01.01.20

LiveWellSTL has spent the past six years connecting St. Louisians to more than 2,500 local events and resources to help them move more, eat better, and lose weight, and feel well. Its keyword searches and filters have helped more than 243,000 St. Louisians connect with health in ways that meet their interests, schedules, and budgets. To find events near you or to learn how to submit your organization's events visit www.LiveWellSTL.org.

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MHI Completes Pilot to Measure Total Cost of Care and Resource Use; Receives Renewal Grant to Continue Work | 05.15.15

The Healthcare Regional Cost Measurement and Transparency Project brings together MHI and four other regional health improvement collaboratives from around the nation to report Total Cost of Care and Relative Resource Use in each region using standardized measures developed by Health Partners of Minneapolis and endorsed by the National Quality Forum. The project began in 2013 and will continue through at least Fall 2016.

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Midwest Health Initiative and St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition Begin Partnership to Educate Employers About Variation in Musculoskeletal Care | 03.16.15

The Midwest Health Initiative (MHI) has begun sharing its data asset with St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition (BHC) members through the BHC's data roundtable, a group of about 30 leading St. Louis area employers actively working together to use claims, health assessment and other data to improve the health of their employees and the value of their investments in health benefits. 

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