The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance) recognized the efforts of employer/purchasers, coalitions, physicians and health plans at its 25th Annual Forum. The Economic Alliance for Michigan was honored with the 2021 Membership Leadership Award.
“Leadership has never been more critical than in the times we are now facing,” said Michael Thompson, National Alliance president and CEO. “These industry leaders and organizations are excellent examples of stakeholders committed to improving the health and wellbeing of their workforce and value of healthcare in their communities. We hope that others will emulate their efforts and lead by their examples.”
Next year the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) will celebrate its 40th anniversary serving as the collective voice of Michigan’s employer/purchasers and a catalyst for change to ensure appropriate access to patient-centric, high-value healthcare for all. The coalition was honored for its efforts to lead healthcare policy at both state and national levels and collaboration with other employer coalitions across the country. EAM has increased awareness of the importance of patient safety through their work with The Leapfrog Group and the EAM Hospital Patient Safety Awards. Other health initiatives that bring various stakeholders together to improve quality and access to care include the Maternity Care Project, the Oncology Symposium series, and pharmaceutical roundtables.
“With health benefits being one of the largest expenses for employers, the EAM is dedicated to addressing healthcare affordability,” said Bret Jackson, EAM president. “Thank you to the National Alliance for this recognition and to the members of EAM for your commitment to patient safety, health equity and access to high value care.”
Learn more about the National Alliance’s annual awards: www.nationalalliancehealth.org/www/news/news-press-releases/2021-excellence-award