New Name,

Same Critical Mission!
The Florida Health Care Coalition is now the Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value. Our new name signals a re-commitment that our leadership and our membership have made to achieving value-based health care via our quality improvement work and the innovative delivery and payment methods we champion.
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The Florida Alliance periodically undertakes research and demonstration projects that require extensive research and data analysis. Individuals with experience in epidemiologic work, who have worked with statistical software, and are interested in receiving information about these projects should send their resume and hourly rate of pay for such services to projects@flhealthvalue.org. This work is part-time and the individual(s) hired would be contract labor. The Florida Alliance is not interested in contracting with agencies or organizations for this work.


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What's New

The AdventHealth Coronavirus Information Line, 877-VIRUSHQ, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It serves as a one-stop-shop to connect Floridians with resources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health. 
 
AdventHealth has also launched www.CoronavirusSigns
AndSymptoms.com,where consumers can get answers on top COVID-19 questions.
 
posted 3/11/2020 

The Leapfrog Group has released the first in a series of reports based on the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
 
 
To view past reports, click here.
 
The Florida Alliance is the Leapfrog Regional Leader for the entire State of Florida.
posted 2/27/2020 

This resource will help coordinate national efforts to address rising concern over workplace mental health and substance abuse.
posted 12/13/2019 

Congratulations to the Independent Colleges and Universities Benefits Association (ICUBA), awarded the Florida Alliance's Most Engaged Employer-Healthcare Purchaser Award on November 21, 2019 at our 24th Annual "Best of the Best" event at Disney's Contemporary Resort! 
posted 12/11/2019 

The Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades are now available! Find out how your hospital scores on safety at: www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.
 
Click here to see how Florida hospitals compare to other hospitals nationwide when it comes to patient safety. 
posted 11/8/2019 

The Leapfrog Group released a report summarizing trends on the safety and quality of care for same-day surgical services nationwide:  Same-Day Surgery in the U.S.:  Findings of Two Inaugural Leapfrog Surveys
 
The report is a first and notable expansion in Leapfrog's data gathering and public reporting, which for nearly 20 years has brought the public transparent information on inpatient care.
posted 10/22/2019  

Listen to ValidPoints podcast with Karen van Caulil, President & CEO, Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value, to learn about the innovative initiatives of our organization and Employer Rights in Healthcare Purchasing.
posted 9/17/2019 

See the key findings associated with the Integrated Benefits Institute's (IBI) Opioid & Pain Management Study which examined lost work time associated with prescription pain relievers within the context of other substance use disorders in the U.S. labor force.
posted 5/27/2019  

Read the “Lives Lost, Lives Saved: An Updated Comparative Analysis of Avoidable Deaths at Hospitals Graded by the Leapfrog Group,” report from the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine that concludes that there is a potential for 50,000 U.S. lives to be saved if all hospitals performed at the level of “A” grade hospitals.
 posted 5/15/2019

posted: 2/4/2019 

A new case study on episiotomy showcases how the Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women reduced their episiotomy rate to meet Leapfrog’s standard. It’s a great story about the power of transparency.  
posted: 1/23/2019 

To help purchasers drive better value and outcomes and reduce waste in cancer care, the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions has released an assessment of how health plans are currently managing cancer for their employees and families. The Florida Alliance is proud to have been involved in the development of this report.

Newly released guide, "Avoiding Surprises in Your Medical Bills - A Guide for Consumers" - developed to help consumers reduce the chance of receiving an unexpected out-of-network medical bill. Intended to supplement information consumers may receive from hospitals, physicians, and health plans.   

Visit Merck's diabetes education platform Journey for Control. 

The Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC) is currently running a grant-supported intervention to increase the number of employees getting colorectal cancer (CRC) screenings. Read the blog.
 
The latest posts from the Florida Prevention Research Center in partnership with The Florida Alliance: 
More information about The Florida Alliance's partnership with the Florida Prevention Research Center coming soon! 

Dr. Marty Makary. Credit Johns Hopkins Medicine.
ens of thousands of Americans are dependent on opioid medications. An increasing number are dying from overdoses, both from prescription medication and street drugs, And many experts view post-surgery opioid prescription painkiller use as... (click on title for full article) 

The latest Policy Briefs by:
National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
Health Policy in Transit- A Purchaser Viewpoint series
 
   2019 health policy highlights and what to look for in 2020
posted 1/16/2020 
 
 Click here for more Policy Briefs from the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.  

The latest Clinical Brief by:
National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
 
Medicinal Uses of Cannabis-Derived Products
posted 11/6/19 
 
Click here for more Clinical Briefs from the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. 

The latest Action Brief by:
National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
 
posted 2/24/2020 
 
Click here for more Action Briefs from the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. 

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The Florida Alliance Welcomes
New Members & Affiliates
 
 Employer Members
 
 
 
 
Affiliate Members
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors
Online Event
April 22, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
at Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, FL
July 16, 2020 - NEW DATE
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
 
 Click here for a complete listing.