Nebraska Healthcare Collaborative
About the Nebraska Healthcare Collaborative
The Collaborative is the direct result of a long exploratory conversation between CyncHealth, providers, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and WellCare of Nebraska. Working together—along with academic affiliates, public health and community service organizations and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are looking at opportunities to create a market resource for data-driven decision making.
Data drives decisions – Data exists in many forms and from many sources in today’s healthcare landscape. Addressing current challenges requires turning disparate data into actionable information. We design and implement projects using data from comprehensive and reliable data sources that inform our decisions in population health.
Learning and teaching focused – The current and future workforce needs assistance managing the multiple complexities of health data to improve the cost, quality and experience of patients and providers. We support collaborations that promote learning and teaching across sectors both for teams and individuals to transform health care education and delivery.
How to Submit a Project to the Healthcare Collaborative
The intent of the manual and video below is to provide guidance for individuals submitting a project proposal to the Nebraska Healthcare Collaborative (NHC). Proposals must align with organizational values and include the rigor associated with excellence expected for dissemination either through presentations or publications. Additionally, project requests must align with the data available within CyncHealth and congruent with the goals of our partners. Proposals will be peer reviewed and must adhere to data governance protocols along with federal, state, and institutional guidelines. Not all proposals submitted will be accepted due to proposal volume, quality of proposal, value alignment of proposal, and other potential rationales.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video Presentation to assist with Project Submission
The presentation below covers the basic concepts of interoperability and the opportunities to work with CyncHealth’s population health utilities, to do projects that can improve population health.
Ann Polich, MD
Chief Medical Officer & Executive Director, Nebraska Healthcare Collaborative and CyncHealth Foundation
Dr. Ann Polich previously directed quality and safety and led Lean transformation at Nebraska Methodist Health System. She also founded a rural preventive medicine clinic and was Associate Chief of Staff for the Omaha VA Medical Center. Ann is board-certified in Internal Medicine with a medical degree and MPH from the University of Kansas, and an MBA from Nebraska Methodist College.
Joy Doll, OTD, OTR/L, FNAP
Chief Academic Programs
Prior to CyncHealth she was the inaugural Executive Director for Creighton University’s Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research. In this role, Joy was responsible for helping lead initiatives to promote interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice for Creighton University and CHI Health. As a champion for IPE and collaborative practice, Joy has helped facilitate teams of both academicians and clinicians to develop comprehensive IPE to meet the disciplinary accreditation requirements for 8 health professions programs and works with CHI Health to establish collaborative practice. In addition, she has published a book on grant writing and multiple scholarly publications along with giving a TEDx Talk. She maintains an Associate Clinical Faculty Appointment at Creighton University where she teaches grant writing and population health.
Chief Medical Officer, Valleywise Health
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, CHI Health
Chief Financial Officer, Nebraska Medicine
President, WellCare of Nebraska
Executive Vice President & Provost, University of Nebraska
Mardell Wilson, EdD
Provost, Creighton University
Jaime Bland, DNP, RN
President & Chief Executive Officer, CyncHealth
Chief Operating Officer, Charles Drew Health Center
Chief Executive Officer, Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha
President, CHI Health Partners
Director of Healthcare Business and Health Information Management, Clarkson College