Center for Improving Value in Health Care
Aug 23, 2016 | 0 comments | Posted by Global Administrator
Consumer Engagement, Cost Transparency, Price Transparency, Colorado All Payer Claims Database
It is fair to say that the Olympics and supporting the greater Olympic community is a family passion. During The Games, we follow the athletes in their events, celebrating and commiserating through victory and defeat. We treasure our own Olympic moments and cheer on close friends who are still working to achieve their dreams.
For the past two weeks, I have been on the edge of my seat, enjoying my favorite sports and rooting for the athletes as they put themselves to the test. It doesn’t matter if it is the winter or summer Olympics, I love watching the smiles after they realize they have won the race or beat their personal goal. I empathize with those that missed their dreams by mere seconds and are now looking to the next four years. In particular, I appreciate learning the personal stories that led to an athlete’s success. Usually, it is not one specific item but a combination of family support, hard work, and, most importantly, a series of incremental steps and small successes that paved the way to reaching the top step of the podium.
Annually, as CIVHC’s fiscal year ends on June 30, we evaluate how far we came over the last year and mark our progress toward our goals. We 1) identify our successes and benchmark them to our five-year strategic plan; 2) assess new trends that impact our direction; 3) determine continued challenges and where we fell short; and 4) revise our focus accordingly.
The CIVHC team is already looking forward to the coming year. As we shifted our attention on the next 12-24 months, we made minor tweaks to our strategic plan, addressing changes in the health care landscape and ensuring that we’re still providing value to Colorado and the nation. We know that we still have a lot of hard work ahead of us in order to climb the podium and achieve our ultimate vision of improved health, health care and lower costs -- but it is also important to smile and celebrate as we look back on our successes from the last 12 months.
Let me share some highlights from our five major strategies:
Strategic Initiative I: Continue to build a high performance organization.
Strategic Initiative II: Expand beyond existing data.
Strategic Initiative III: Provide data and analytics to stakeholders consistent with our mission and vision.
Strategic Initiative IV: Become an integral part of Colorado’s health care ecosystem.
Strategic Initiative V: Make a meaningful impact nationally.
As we look back, we are proud of what the CIVHC team and our partners have accomplished. We have not yet reached our ultimate destination or vision, but we are achieving the incremental steps necessary to climb the podium.
The next year and its challenges will move us farther along on our path and we now focus our eyes on the future and the next set of steps and small successes. We thank those who support us on this journey and we welcome any who wish join us as we continue to chase our dream of lower costs, better care, and a healthier Colorado.
About the Author: Ana English is CIVHC's President and CEO. Contact her at email@example.com
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