Iowa Businesses Commit
to National Initiative for Improving Quality and Value in Health Care

Two Groups Recognized as Community Leaders

In a meeting today in Des Moines with HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt, executives from area businesses signed statements of support for a national initiative aimed at improving health care quality, information and cost-effectiveness for employees and their families. The Secretary recognized Iowa Health Buyer's Alliance and Health Policy Corporation of Iowa as Community Leaders at the event.


For more information, please contact HPCI at 515-282-7727 or

Secretary of Health & Human Services Mike Leavitt in Des Moines MARCH 9

Please join Secretary Mike Leavitt , U.S. Department of Health & Human Services along with Health Policy Corporation of Iowa, Iowa Association of Business and Industry, Iowa Health Buyers Alliance, and the Greater Des Moines Partnership, at a special Iowa event to discuss the transformation of our health care system through transparency and value-driven healthcare purchasing:

Friday, March 9
Noon- 1:30 pm
Renaissance SaveryHotel
Des Moines, Iowa
Cost: $30

Secretary Leavitt will discuss the work of the Department of Health & Human Services to encourage support and widespread adoption of four strategies to improve health care quality and affordability.

Cornerstones of Value-Driven Healthcare:

  • Quality Transparency
  • Price Transparency
  • Interoperable Health Informtion Systems
  • Incentives that Recognize and Reward Value

Leaders of Iowa businesses and other organizations are invited to sign a "Statement of Support" during the event. Download this document here.

For more information, please contact HPCI at 515-282-7727 or