At Bethesda Inc., we envision a day when Greater
Cincinnati is the most desirable place to receive and deliver health care. We’re
doing our part to build momentum toward this goal by leveraging our unique
position as co-sponsor of TriHealth and major funder of health care
transformations through our bi3 grantmaking initiative to challenge community leaders to think
Learn more in our 2016 Community Report.
We believe it is worth the risk to invest in forward-looking approaches to health and health care. While much work remains, the range of new ideas and partnerships to solve health challenges is growing. Our aim to help transform the health of our community by investing in new ideas with the ability to jump-start and scale health innovation and improve community health.
Here are a few of their voices.
The signs of momentum
"I see momentum in
community-wide collaboration – especially through the work of The Health
Collaborative. The Health Collaborative convenes key community stakeholders –
including health systems, insurance providers, physicians, employers and
patients – to spur innovation, positive change and shared investments to
achieve the Triple Aim: improved care, improved health and lower costs. TriHealth’s
involvement in The Health Collaborative aligns perfectly with our 20-year
mission to evolve as a clinically integrated delivery system designed, equipped
and experienced to take on responsibility for improving the health of our
community through patient populations."
Mark Clement | President and CEO | TriHealth
Cincinnati’s assets – both in health care and consumer insight – to create
viable businesses is the perfect play for our region. Establishing Spry Labs is
a significant milestone toward making Cincinnati the premier destination for
startups and patient-centered care in the Midwest."
Wendy Lea | CEO | Cintrifuse
Challenges to evolving more quickly
demographics of our region change, in terms of age, gender and ethnicity, we
will need to overcome the lack of diversity among providers and health system
leadership. We will be slower in improving health outcomes and meeting the needs
of vulnerable populations if we limit the voices and experiences from a broader
spectrum of professionals and consumers. Achieving and sustaining the goals of
the Triple Aim will require equity and recognizing where we have fallen short
and face those challenges in order to achieve a healthier region."
Judith Warren | CEO | Health Care Access Now
is at the leading edge of electronic communication of clinical information,
there is still a lack of willingness to share data/information across all
patient care episodes. Some health systems share no information with the rest
of the health care community, some still use fax and mail to communicate; in
short, interoperability is still an issue.
Robyn F. Chatman, MD | Principal Consultant/Physician Informatics
For more, check out our community report.