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Healthy by Design

Healthy by Design

By Christa & Brian
We believe that complex health problems are better solved collaboratively and best informed by data.

Healthy by Design, presented by The Health Collaborative, explores people and projects leading the charge to improve health and healthcare in Greater Cincinnati and beyond. Join us for conversations, interviews and the occasional deep thought on how we’re collectively solving healthcare’s toughest challenges.
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Member Minute with YMCA: Adapting to the Needs of the Region
Jorge Perez, President & CEO, talks with THC's Ameenah Hall about the changes seen in operations and needs during the pandemic. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati focuses on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities.
August 13, 2020
Member Minute with Airrosti: Keeping Essential Workers Moving
Airrosti's Kelly Burchett, Director of Business Development, Ohio Region, talks with THC's Ameenah Hall about working to provide essential healthcare services during the pandemic. Airrosti offers a safe & highly effective alternative to surgery, pain management, and long-term chiropractic or physical therapy treatment programs.
August 13, 2020
Member Minute: COVID-19 Edition with YWCA
Events and Learning Center Programming Manager Ameenah Hall has spent part of the COVID-19 quarantine interviewing some of our members to find out how they have shifted operations during the lockdown. Look for new videos each Friday to hear from our great community partners! This week we’re hearing from Juwana Hall, Director, Domestic Violence Residential Services at the YWCA, as she describes how the organization is adapting during the COVID-19 pandemic. View the video on our blog. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA is a powerful voice for the rights of women.
August 13, 2020
Member Minute with Green Security: The Impact of COVID-19
Events and Learning Center Programming Manager Ameenah Hall has spent part of the COVID-19 quarantine interviewing some of our members to find out how they have shifted operations during the lockdown. Look for new videos each Friday to hear from our great community partners! This week we’re hearing from Justin Poulin, Vice President of Sales at Green Security, as he talks with Hall about how their organization has pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the video on our blog. Green Security is a Preferred Vendor member of THC’s Group Purchasing Organization.
July 15, 2020
TiER1 Healthcare
On this month’s episode we were lucky to interview Barbara Boyne, Change Consultant, and Dustin Shell, Director of Innovation at TiER1 Healthcare. Join us as we discuss how consumerism has changed the face of healthcare and why user experience is the key to success. Learn more about their current projects by clicking here. 
February 27, 2020
Taco Tuesday!
What do Tacos and Healthcare Analytics have in common? A lot more than you might think...
January 7, 2020
Craig Brammer
This episode features our CEO, Craig Brammer! Craig oversees the strategy and coordination of our technology and health improvement initiatives throughout the OH-KY-IN region. He also serves as President and CEO of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement representing more than 35 regional health improvement collaboratives and state-affiliated partners, all working toward the goals of better health, better care, and lower costs. We discuss the importance of cost transparency, 2019 highlights, why big tech matters more than ever and what’s on deck for healthcare in 2020.
December 12, 2019
Alyssa with TAP Health
Alyssa is a senior at South Dearborn High School in Aurora, IN. She has future aspirations to attend the University of Cincinnati and become a Pediatric Neurologist. She recently participated in The Health Collaborative's Healthcare Workforce Innovation program, Tap Health. 
October 11, 2019
Dr. Jay Want
Jay Want, MD, is Executive Director of the Peterson Center on Healthcare. He leads the Center’s expanding portfolio of initiatives and grants to identify high-performance models of healthcare, validate their impact on quality and cost, and facilitate their adoption on a national scale. Dr. Want brings decades of experience in healthcare delivery, improvement science, data transparency and executive leadership. His background as a primary care physician further grounds the Center in its work to enable physicians, partnering with patients and care teams, to transform healthcare delivery from within the system. Formerly Chief Medical Officer and Board Chairman at the Center for Improving Value in Health Care, Dr. Want has significant expertise in creating public-private partnerships that support the transparency necessary for healthcare transformation. He has also consulted for the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Want has also served as an Innovation Advisor for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation and was the President and Chief Executive Officer of a management services organization that is now part of the Medicare Shared Savings ACO Program. He served on the board of the non-profit Rocky Mountain Health Plan and on task forces for the Colorado Division of Insurance, the Colorado Trust, the Colorado Hospital Association, the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Health Care Reform, as a commissioner on the Colorado Commission for Affordable Health Care, and as a fellow of the Colorado Health Foundation. Dr. Want received his internal medicine training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, his medical degree from Northwestern University and his undergraduate degree from Wabash College. Click here to learn more. 
September 17, 2019
Micky Tripathi
Mr. Tripathi is the president and CEO of Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, a non-profit health IT advisory and clinical data analytics company. Micky is also active in the industry at a local and national level, including being on the Board of Directors of the New England Health Exchange Network (NEHEN), the Sequoia Project, the CARIN Alliance, and the FHIR Foundation and the Project Manager of the Argonaut Project, an industry collaboration to accelerate the adoption of FHIR. He is also an Affiliate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Prior to joining MAeHC, Micky was a Manager in the Boston office of the Boston Consulting Group, a leading strategy, and management consulting firm. While at BCG, he served as the founding President and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange, an Indianapolis-based non-profit company partnered with the Regenstrief Institute to create a state-wide health information infrastructure in the state of Indiana. As a manager in BCG’s health care practice, Micky also served a variety of US and international clients in the non-profit sector as well as in the bioinformatics, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., he was a senior operations research analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington, DC, for which he received the Secretary of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award. Click here to learn more. 
August 14, 2019
Meet Brian & Christa
Get to know our hosts... Brian & Christa
July 15, 2019