Heartline Awards

The Heartline Awards

The HeartLine Award was created to recognize the difficult and critical work performed, with little recognition, by countless healthcare innovators throughout the country. This award is an effort to stimulate more new and innovative approaches to care for your communities in a value driven spirit.

The “HeartLine” is the Native American symbol of “Life Force” or “Vitality”. It symbolizes for us the sacrifice you make every day to increase that “Life Force or Vitality” in the lives of those you care for subsequently the communities where you live. We have created these awards to be both informative, practical and cover the breadth of the healthcare landscape.

We believe these awards in local markets will empower local employers who purchase your services. Knowledge gained at BachHealth’s Regional Healthcare Summits about local healthcare services will enable them to become more intelligent purchasers of high value healthcare services. This in turn will reward healthcare providers who are innovating toward value based care. We believe this new collaboration between healthcare clinicians and business owners will catalyze a new market driven movement to improve care delivery around the country.

We invite you to review the HeartLine Awards below and nominate innovative healthcare solutions and the Individuals, Teams and Organizations who are creating them on the way to a better more health healthcare system.

As there are many highly qualified nominees it is often very difficult to perfectly separate awardees for each award. Because of this, other than the Altruist and Kangchenjunga Awards, BachHealth may recognize one runner up in each award category based on significant value other organizations may offer in the healthcare marketplace.

Mountaintop Award

This Award is BachHealth’s highest award in each local market. It is reserved for those Innovations and series of innovations which have dramatically moved their organization and the market they serve toward Higher Quality and Lower Costs. Awardees are much like Hall of Fame Athletes while they are yet alive and active in their sport. This award symbolizes the difficulty of achieving such transformative changes to unlock the health of a population where only the devout succeed. It isn’t diminishing of others efforts just laudatory of their efforts. They should be looked to as an example to be emulated and if done our healthcare system will save itself without outside intervention.

Altruist Award

This award is given to a current or former member of your community who has exemplified throughout their life altruistic behaviors. As a result they have improved the lives of your community with no thought for their own benefit.

“How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it.” – Adam Smith

Transforming Leadership Award

This award is given to a current healthcare leader who exemplifies principles of servant leadership and subsequently has helped their organization to transformative success.

“If you want to be great and successful, choose people who are great and successful and walk side by side with them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Value Incentive Alignment Award

This award is given to a current organization or individual who has been a leader in implementing value based incentive/payment methodologies in your market or organization to unlock Value-based Healthcare delivery innovation.

“The way to transform health care is to realign competition with value for patients. Value in health care is the health outcome per dollar of cost expended. If all system participants have to compete on value, value will improve dramatically.” ― Michael E. Porter

Data Driven Healthcare Award

This award is given to a current individual, team and/or organization which has been a leader in implementing or using Data/Analytics to catalyze Healthcare improvement/reform.

“In God we trust, All others must bring data” ― W. Edwards Deming

Preventer: Baker Award

This award is given to an individual, team or organization which has successfully improved the health of the population they serve primarily through innovative Preventive Health deployment.

“The way to keep people from dying from disease, it struck me suddenly, was to keep them from falling ill. Healthy people don’t die. It sounds like a completely witless remark, but at that time it was a startling idea.” ― Sara Josephine Baker, MD

Population Health: Nuka Award

This award is given to a team or clinic which has successfully improved the health of the population they serve primarily through innovative and successful Population Health practices.

“It’s all about C4 healthcare ecosystems (convenient, connected, coherent and cost-effective) with P4 (predictive, personalized, preventive and participatory) care for E4 (equipped, enabled, empowered and engaged) consumers.” ― Gordon Norman, MD, Alere

Chronic Illness: Wagner Award

This award is given to a leader, team or clinic which has successfully improved Chronic Disease Management through innovative programs/delivery models for the population they care for.

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. -Francis of Assisi

Behavioral Health: Rush Award

This Award is given to a Leader, Team and/or Organization which has shown leadership in developing Models of Care that successfully serve those burdened with Behavioral Health morbidity.

“It is an odd paradox that a society, which can now speak openly and unabashedly about topics that were once unspeakable, still remains largely silent when it comes to mental illness…What mental health needs it more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation about illnesses that affect not only individuals, but their families as well.” – Glenn Close

Culture Award

This Award is given to a Leader, Team and/or Organization which has successfully fostered and undergone a critical and positive cultural change. As a result their organization has better met the needs of those they serve.

“Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed – the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day.” – Frances Hesselbein

Collaborator Award

This Award is given to a Leader and/or Organization in the community who has shown special skill and passion in convening health system stakeholders to solve common critical objectives necessary to improving the local healthcare ecosystem.

“People working together and sharing information to achieve a common objective.” – Dennis D. McDonald, Ph.D.

Safety Award: Wachter Award

This Award is given to an innovative Leader and/or Organization that has been successful in creating a culture of Safety which has translated to improved outcomes for those they care for.

“Ultimately, by far the greatest benefit to patient safety will be achieved by increasing the skills and knowledge of the many rather than penalizing the very few.” – Donald M. Berwick, MD MPP

Vulnerable Populations Award

This Award is given to a Leader, Team and/or Organization which has successfully created a delivery system or program to empower and/or care for a population who historically has been forgotten and is at particular risk.

“The measure of a country’s greatness should be based on how well it cares for its most vulnerable populations” – Mahatma Gandhi

Bright Spot: Primary Care

This Award is given to a Primary Care Leader, Team and/or Clinic/Organization which has uniquely created a collaborative ecosystem of health that stands as a beacon for others to emulate.

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison

Bright Spot: Specialist

This Award is given to a Specialty Care Leader, Team and/or Clinic/Organization which has uniquely created a collaborative ecosystem of health that stands as a beacon for others to emulate.

“There is a grey zone between where primary care ends and specialty care begins – initiatives to improve collaboration and dialogue among primary and specialty care physicians allow this grey area to be more effectively traversed.” – California Improvement Network, July 2013

Bright Spot: Surgical

This Award is given to a Surgical Leader, Team and/or Clinic/Organization which has uniquely created a collaborative ecosystem of health that stands as a beacon for others to emulate.

“There is a grey zone between where primary care ends and specialty care begins – initiatives to improve collaboration and dialogue among primary and specialty care physicians allow this grey area to be more effectively traversed.” – California Improvement Network, July 2013

Bright Spot: Working Wellness

This Award is given to up to three businesses in the local market which have invested in the creation of a successful holistic approach to employee vitality.

“To me, good health is more than just exercise and diet. It’s really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself.” – Albert Schweitzer

Tech that Cares Award

This Award is given to a Technology Company from the local market or one providing a Solution to a local organization that actually helps simply and seamlessly bridge the vast chasm between the healthcare providers and those they care for through a technology platform.

Helping at Home Award

This Award is given to a Home Health, Hospice, Palliative Care or Home Care agency in the local market who is developing collaborative and innovative care delivery solutions to better solve the problems for those they care for and those that refer to them.

“Our thinking needs to be: home and community based care needs to be the default. THEN we can work on the business and payment models. THEN we can identify the technologies to best support patient goals.” – Eric Dishman, Intel