Employer Provider Interface Council

The Employer-Provider Interface Council (EPIC), a subgroup of the not-for-profit Hospital Quality Foundation, is comprised of healthcare professionals dedicated to transforming employer-provider healthcare collaboration

 

Background

As healthcare costs continue to account for a greater portion of employer budgets, employers are in need of a new and closer relationship with healthcare service providers that better manages costs while promoting high-quality care.

Employers and healthcare providers share a common interest in the well being of their populations, cost control, delivery of the highest quality healthcare possible. The EPIC model starts with the relationship between these two entities breaking down silos that have historically prevented collaboration to improve patient care and reduce costs. The result is the development of common ground that will allow this relationship to improve through direct interaction.

Mission

The EPIC mission is to provide an environment that allows key stakeholders to focus thought, develop key metrics, and design care management strategies that effect change within populations of patients. Through the employer-provider interaction, EPIC serves to facilitate thoughtful, informed decisions on how best to structure care for the benefit of their shared population. This allows for better, more effective care for patients, improved financial performance and a better overall delivery process.

Goal

By shifting the relationship between employers and their healthcare providers to a communicative partnership, EPIC helps employers and providers take a more active role in managing their healthcare investment.

Leadership

EPIC is directed by a board of highly qualified individuals with experience and expertise in health care quality and medicine. Educational and research grants are the primary source of funding for EPIC, with additional support generated through the educational activities of EPIC.

EPIC is a subgroup of the Hospital Quality Foundation and shares its status as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Charles V. Pollack Jr., M.A., M.D., FACEP, FAAEM, FAHA, FESC, FCPP

Associate Provost
Associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education
Professor of Emergency Medicine

Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

F. Randy Vogenberg, PhD, RPh

Principal
Institute for Integrated Healthcare
Greenville, SC

Senior Fellow
Jefferson School of Population Health
Philadelphia, PA

Dan Pikelny, MA, MBA

Human Resources and Analytics Executive

Murray Lynn Harber

Executive Director
Mississippi Business Group on Health

Laura T. Pizzi, PharmD, MPH

Director, Center for Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics
Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Professor, Department of Health Systems and Policy, Rutgers School of Public Health

Rutgers University

Archelle Georgiou, MD

Georgiou Consulting, LLC