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Care Coordination and Transitions in Care: Improving the Information Flow . Exploring One Beacon Communities Experience. T eams A re R eaching G oals E very T ime. HealthBridge 2011 Meaningful Use and Health Care Transformation Conference May 20, 2011 Julie Schilz BSN MBA

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care coordination and transitions in care improving the information flow

Care Coordination and Transitions in Care: Improving the Information Flow

Exploring One Beacon Communities Experience

Teams Are Reaching Goals Every Time

HealthBridge 2011 Meaningful Use and Health Care Transformation Conference

May 20, 2011

Julie Schilz BSN MBA

Colorado Beacon Consortium

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Today’s Discussion

  • Brief Description of the Beacon Community
  • Overview of Colorado Beacon Consortium
  • Linkages to Care Coordination & Care Transitions
look through patient family eyes for value
Look through Patient & Family Eyes for Value
  • National Quality Strategy 2011
  • Two Priorities
  • Safer Care
  • Eliminate preventable health care-acquired conditions
  • Care Coordination
  • Create a delivery system that is less fragmented and more coordinated, where handoffs are clear, and patients and clinicians have the information they need to optimize the patient-clinician partnership
  • http://www.healthcare.gov/center/reports/nationalqualitystrategy032011.pdf
sorting through the acronyms and methodologies
Sorting Through the Acronyms( and methodologies)

MU?

ACOs?

REC?

PCMH?

Transitions of Care?

ARRA?

Project RED

Boost

Starr?

PPACA? Or ACA?

ONC?

the beacon community program
The Beacon Community Program
  • Goal: Share best practices that help communities achieve cost savings and health improvement
  • 17 demonstration communities that will:
  • Build and strengthen their HIT infrastructure and exchange capabilities and showcase the Meaningful Use of EHRs
  • Provide valuable lessons to guide other communities to achieve measurable improvement in the quality and efficiency of health services or public health outcomes
the beacons
The Beacons

Southeastern Central Southeast Western

Minnesota Indiana Michigan New York

Bangor

Rhode Island

Keystone

Greater Cincinnati

Southern Piedmont

Inland Northwest

Utah

Colorado

San Diego

Hawaii

Greater Tulsa Delta Blues Crescent City

onc beacon community integrated learning networks
ONC Beacon Community Integrated Learning Networks

Activities across the CoPs will align to enable high quality, cost efficiencies, patient-focused health care, and population health through clinical transformation

colorado beacon consortium
Colorado Beacon Consortium

The CBC is a collaboration of health providers and community agencies in Western Colorado. The project is led by the following Community members:

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Overall Aim

CBC Offerings

Technology Enhancements

  • HIE Connectivity
  • EMR Interface
  • Provider Portal (simplified sign on)
  • Improved Analytics & Reporting
  • Community Registry
  • Inter-HIE Connections

Practice Transformation

  • Clinical Process Efficiency Consultation
  • Performance Improvement Skills
  • Practice Transformation
  • Collaboration with REC Partner for Meaningful Use
  • Financial incentives to reduce barriers to participation.
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Practice Transformation Program Guiding Principles

  • IHI Triple Aim
  • IOM Six Aims
  • Program Methodology
  • Care Model
  • Model for Improvement
  • Performance Improvement
  • QIAs and Learning Collaboratives
  • Timeframe and Goals
  • One Year with Advisors and Learning Collaboratives
  • Close the Gap by 50% from Baseline Measures
  • Improve Value–Team, Evidence Based Guidelines, Patient-Centered, HIE/HIT
our philosophy tools program
Our Philosophy, Tools & Program

CBC Change Package

  • Performance Improvement

Steps for Performance Improvement

  • Choose a measure.
  • Determine a baseline.
  • Evaluate your performance.
  • If performance is not what you would like, develop a performance aim.
  • Make changes to improve performance.
  • Monitor performance over time.
  • Practice Transformation
    • Based on the Expanded Care Model
  • Curriculum
    • Pre-Work Curriculum
    • Year long transformation with Learning Collaboratives
    • Monthly Narrative & Measure Reporting
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Pediatric & Adult Measures

Pediatric

Phase I

  • Asthma – Appropriate Medications for Persistent Asthma
  • Immunizations – Up to date by age 2

Phase II

  • Child Weight Assessment & Counseling

Adult

Phase I

  • Diabetes (BP & HbA1c)
  • IVD (Lipid screen and control)
  • Depression Screening (Diabetes & IVD)

Phase II

  • Adult Weight Assessment & Counseling
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Tobacco Ask & Counseling
slide17

Multi-Disciplinary and HIT/HIE Focus

CBC Practice Transformation Program Highlights with emphasis on HITs supporting role

  • Team Based Care
  • Care Compacts
  • Care Coordination/Transitions
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Community Referrals using QHN

All Parties Request and Agree:

  • A standardized process for creating and responding to referrals is best
  • Each office should have a referral contact person
  • Provide adequate information so both parties can treat the patient!!
  • Use QHN when possible
  • Use fax as second choice
  • Use phone calls when in doubt

All Parties Request and Agree:

  • A standardized process for creating and responding to referrals is best
  • Each office should have a referral contact person
  • Provide adequate information so both parties can treat the patient!!
  • Use QHN when possible
  • Use fax as second choice
  • Use phone calls when in doubt

Specialty Practices Request the Following Information:

  • Patient name
  • Patient demographics
  • Patient Insurance (if known)
  • Diagnosis or symptoms
  • Relevant notes, lab and radiology results
  • Current medications list
  • ICD-9 code, if possible
  • Send in QHN

Primary Care Practices Request the Following from Specialty Practices:

  • Date and time of the appointment
  • Notification if the patient was a “no show”
  • Copy of transcription from the specialist, use QHN to cc the PCP!!
  • Outline of the plan of care
  • Communication about whowill manage the medications
  • When there are critical issues, pick up the phone and call!

Primary Care Practices Request the Following from Specialty Practices:

  • Date and time of the appointment
  • Notification if the patient was a “no show”
  • Copy of transcription from the specialist, use QHN to cc the PCP!!
  • Outline of the plan of care
  • Communication about whowill manage the medications
  • When there are critical issues, pick up the phone and call!

Specialty Practices Request the Following Information:

  • Patient name
  • Patient demographics
  • Patient Insurance (if known)
  • Diagnosis or symptoms
  • Relevant notes, lab and radiology results
  • Current medications list
  • ICD-9 code, if possible
  • Send in QHN
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PDSA Examples from Cohort 1

-Consistency around registry data capture

-Work flows around Health Information Technology

-Medication reconciliation for Diabetic patients

-Establishing focused care visits

-Transitioning to Meaningful Use Electronic Medical Record

-Creating Electronic Medical Record templates

-Redefining office protocols around the Beacon chronic disease measure set

-Implementation of team huddles and daily patient preparation

-Processes around patient check in/check-out procedures and scheduling

-Standardizing office standing orders

-Streamlining lab reconciliation processes

questions
Questions ?

Teams Are Reaching Goals Every Time