Author Archives: Karen Timberlake

Accelerating Healthcare Value through Collaboration

We’ve heard it before…healthcare costs are rising faster than quality is improving.  Significant waste in healthcare delivery persists, harming patients, providers, payers, and purchasers.  Providers who do the right thing—improve quality, reduce waste—are penalized financially in a fee-for-service reimbursement environment.  Healthcare cost and quality data are largely unavailable to purchasers and consumers, so the market […]

Paying the Right Way for the Best Care for Patients with Diabetes: Why and How

In 2012, 23% of all healthcare dollars in America were spent on diabetic patients.1. In Wisconsin, where we live, the direct cost of diabetes is estimated to be over $4.07 billion per year, with the state bearing an additional $2.04 billion in indirect costs from lost productivity 2. And our numbers are headed in the wrong […]

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