The Iowa Health Buyers Alliance is an association of health care customers (consumers and purchasers) working together for a patient centered health system, improved quality, wellness, and increased transparency and public disclosure.
The alliance is an association of purchasers who have come together to identify, evaluate, recommend, and provide access to cost-effective high performance policies, practices, providers, and products for its members. Formed in 2004, the IHBA enables public and private purchasers to jointly develop and promote the use of smart buying practices to drive quality performance for health and value ("more for the money").
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April 2016 - HPCI News: Few Iowa Hospitals Report Health Care Acquired Infections Results
February 2016 - HPCI News: Silently Harmed - Hospital Medical Errors in the Heartland
January 2016 - HPCI News: Efficient and Effective Health Care Systems in Greater Iowa
December 2015 - HPCI News: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Iowa employers-purchasers
November 2015 - HPCI News: A Few Astonishing Facts about Out-of-Pocket Health Costs
October 2015 - HPCI News: New Greater Iowa Hospital Safety Scores available
September 2015 - HPCI News: Invitation: September 30th Iowa Webinar - Choosing Wisely: Improving the conversation between Doctors and Patients
August 2015 - HPCI News: The Nagging Mystery of How Much Things Cost in Hospitals
July 2015 - HPCI News: Record Number of Hospitals Commit to Transparency
May 2015 - HPCI News: Five Star Hospital Ratings Now Available
April 2015 - HPCI News: 2015 Greater Iowa Hospital Safety Scores Released
March 2015 - HPCI News: The Difference Between Life and Death for High-risk Surgeries
February 2015 - HPCI News: Consumerism Hits Health Care
January 2015 - HPCI News: The Odd Math of Medical Tests: One Scan, Two Prices, Both High
November 2014 - HPCI News: Breakthrough in Consumer-Friendly Hospital Safety Scores
October 2014 - HPCI News: Iowa Hospital Safety Scores Released .... six receive an "A" grade
September 2014 - HPCI News: A Big Win for Patients, Consumers and Purchasers
August 2014 - HPCI News: Iowa Hospital Transparency on Safety, Quality and Affordability
June 2014 - HPCI News: The technology exists to do it right, but so many hospitals would rather spend the money on fountains or valet parking
May 2014 - HPCI News: New Greater Iowa Hospital Safety Scores
April 2014 - Grading Iowa Hospitals and Physicians - A "Silent Voice" No More
March 2014 - Transparency Helps Reduce Early Elective Deliveries
February 2014 - Health Plan Transparency Metrics and Their Use by Consumers
January 2014 - Iowa Sets Vision for Health System Transformation
December 2013 - HPCI News: Preventable Hospital Errors 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S.
November 2013 - 2013 Iowa Employer Benefits Study
October 2013 - Hospital Safety Scores for Iowa hospitals released - 10 get an "A"
September 2013 - Iowa Health Insurance Marketplace
August 2013 - Register Now for September 10th Iowa Health Conference
July 2013 - Iowa Health Conference, September 10th....SAVE THE DATE
June 2013 - Iowa in State Spotlight and HPCI Chartbook
May 2013 - How Iowa Hospitals Score in Patient Safety?
April 2013 - Chartbook on the Quality and Financial Performance of the Health Industry in Greater Iowa Area
March 2013 - Results of Commission on Physician Payment Reform and March 26th Scorecard Release
February 2013 - More News Media Coverage Needed
January 2013 - Price Transparency - An Essential Building Block
December 2012 - Provider Market Power in the Health Care Industry
December 2012 - "Do Iowa Hospitals Make the Grade When it Comes to Patient Safety?"
October 2012 - "Debate Health Care - Not Health Coverage", Forbes.com
September 2012 - Best Care at Lower Cost – The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America.
September 2012 - An Ounce of Evidence - Reporting of Hospital Patient Safety
August 2012 - Save This Date - October 30th - Iowa Health Buyers Statewide Conference
August 2012 - Patient Protection and Affordable
Care Act Lives to
(Maybe) Die Another Day
July 2012 - Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores Gets Attention
June 2012 - Hospital Safety Scores released
by The Leapfrog Group...
a game changer
May 2012 - Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology
Moving the program in the right direction.
April 2012 - Patient Safety Letter to Secretary Sebelius
Letter to Secretary Sebelius was signed onto by 37 organizations including HPCI and IHBA.
April 2012 - Higher health insurance costs loom for employees who fail to meet goals
Affordable Care Act Anniversary -- Iowa by the Numbers
First Iowa - Nebraska Co-op Health Insurance Company Announced
Iowa Health Insurance Exchange for one million Iowans
Reversing disturbing trends in maternity care through payment reform and public reporting
Accountable Care Organizations and earlier HPCI initiatives
Health Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans - HPCI and IHBA Involvement
Iowa Health Buyer's Alliance Statewide Conference
Health Care Reform:
A Broader View - Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
Availability of Data for Performance Measurement is Key
Reporting Medical Errors Critical to Patient Safety
JULY 2011 - Modern Healthcare Magazine on Gauging Quality, State Snapshot Reports
JUNE 2011 - Iowa Leapfrog Group Rollout for 2011-2012
MAY 2011 - Healthy and Productive Workforce: HPCI's Vision and Strategy
APRIL 2011 - Iowa Health Insurance Exchange: Key Principles
APRIL 2011 - Health Care Quality in Iowa: Going from Good to Great
Affordable Care Act One Year Anniversary:
Message from the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project
Boeing making health care lean and efficient
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Consumer Health Guide Series
"Ask Your Doctor" Cards
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Urbandale, Iowa 50322