Regional Leader Information
Region: New Hampshire
Covered Counties: All counties
Contact: Jo Porter
Title: Director, IHPP at University of New Hampshire
Address: 4 Library Way, Hewitt Hall Suite 202, Durham NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-2964
The NH Purchasers Group on Health is a collaboration of the state's four largest public health care purchasers, representing more than 120,000 covered individuals and nearly three quarters of a billion dollars in annual health care expenditures.
The NH Purchasers Group is comprised of leadership from the State of New Hampshire Employee Health Benefits Program, the University System of New Hampshire, and the HealthTrust, serving municipalities, schools and county governments throughout NH, and the New Hampshire School Health Care Coalition, a joint labor/management partnership providing health benefits to public employees throughout the state.
Our vision for health is one that is centered on:
- Primary Care A robust, high performing primary care, aligned with the Joint Principles of the Patient Centered Medical Home.
- Quality Aligned with quality indicators endorsed by the professional societies and articulated by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and Ambulatory Quality Alliance (AQA).
- Efficiency Seeks out, implements and incents the use of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) guidelines and identifies unnecessary duplication of services.
- Technology The investment for technological advancement is for proven technologies and devices that have demonstrated an improvement in quality outcomes such as Electronic Medical Records and Electronic Prescribing.