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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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 9/17/2109 

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  

This year the Leapfrog Group has partnered with LiveStories to present a series of reports based on the 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
 
The final report of the 2019 series, Inpatient Surgery, was released July 18, 2019. 
 
The Leapfrog Never Events Report was released June 27, 2019. 
 
Maternity Care, the second report in the series, was released May 29, 2019.
 
The first report, Medication Safetywas released March 28, 2019.
Additional reports on Never Events and Surgical Volumes will be coming soon. 
To view past reports, click here.
 
The Florida Alliance is the Leapfrog Regional Leader for the entire State of Florida.
 
updated 7/18/2019 

The Spring 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.
 
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
 
posted 7/19/2019 
 
 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
 
posted 4/29/19 
 
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
 
Obesity
posted 8/6/19 
 
Click here for more Action Briefs from the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. 

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Upcoming Events
 
at Disney's Contemporary Resort
Lake Buena Vista, FL
November 21, 2019
7:45 AM - 1:30 PM 
 
at Valencia College - East Campus
December 3, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM 
 
Save the Date! 
27th Annual Conference
at Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, FL
April 22, 2020
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM 
 
 Click here for a complete listing.