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PCPCC National Briefing - TCPI: An Overview of the PCPCC Support & Alignment Network

The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) grant awards, announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in September 2015, aims to equip more than 140,000 clinicians with the tools and support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information, and reduce costs.

From Regulation & Documentation to Transformation: The Planetree Framework for Patient-Centered Excellence

Long before patient-centered care became a centerpiece of health care reform efforts or a media buzz word, Planetree was defining what it means to be patient-centered. With more than three and a half decades of experience listening to patients and partnering with organizations to design and implement patient-centered approaches to care, the Planetree model provides, in concrete and actionable detail, a pathway for: 
  • Partnering more effectively with patients 
  • Engaging family members to improve quality, drive outcomes and foster continuity 

PCPCC National Briefing- Oral Health in Primary Care: A Framework for Action

Primary care teams, providing comprehensive care within a patient-centered medical home, have the clinical competencies, infrastructure, and relationships necessary to improve oral health and reduce oral health disparities. Yet few primary care practices include oral health as a component of routine medical care.

Clinicians and Patients: Natural Partners in Identifying the Right Care (Quantifying Total Cost of Care)

As patients encounter rising costs for health care services, there are new opportunities for clinicians to work with patients to understand how informed referrals and shared decision-making can improve patient experience. Too often, clinicians don't have information on the relative cost of health care services or facilities. In an effort to work toward standardization and enable comparisons, the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) recently completed an 18 month pilot to produce total cost of care and resource-use data in 5 regions.

PCPCC Webinars Present: New Priorities to Align and Engage Our Stakeholders

How can we promote investment in primary care? Which links can be drawn by primary care practices between the community and the medical neighborhood? How can we entice patients, families and even employers to engage in improving care quality?  And finally, how can we build an interprofessional health workforce trained and prepared to deliver high quality primary care in team-based settings.

Engaging Primary Care Practices in Quality Improvement

The Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) hosted an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) webinar on July 8 on engaging primary care practices in quality improvement. Primary care can be considered the cornerstone of effective and efficient health care that meets the needs of patients, families, and communities. New resources authored by AHRQ and Mathematica Policy Research offer strategies to help build and sustain practices’ ability to continuously and effectively engage in quality improvement (QI) activities.

The CARE ACT: Supporting Caregivers for At-Home and Preventive Care

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has focused their 2015 advocacy efforts on a bill called the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act in efforts to improve patient care at home. The CARE Act outlines a process by which a family can choose a designated caregiver for a loved one, where a Hospital then has the responsibility to instruct and demonstrate how to perform different medical tasks and give proper care.

PCPCC National Briefing: An Exploration of AHRQ's PCMH Resource Center

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed an extensive collection of resources for the primary care community to use in research and evaluation, quality improvement, and the delivery of improved primary care services. On May 21 at 1 p.m. EST, Janice Genevro, PhD, a health scientist at AHRQ, joined the PCPCC's National Briefing to provide an exploration of the PCMH Resource Center web site and other AHRQ tools designed to support the delivery of evidence-based, patient-centered primary care. 

PCPCC National Briefing: Health Care Costs and Value for the Consumer Advocate

Last month, Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, launched the Health Care Value Hub, a networking and resource center for advocates working for lower costs and better value in health care. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Health Care Value Hub will support and connect consumer advocates across the United States, providing comprehensive, research-based information and tools to help them advocate for policies that reduce health care costs and increase quality.

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