Bert Miuccio Chief Executive Officer I am excited to share with you our expanded workforce development trainings and workshops. Over the past few months, our training team has been busy not only providing a series of trainings, but they have also been cooking up exciting new offerings for 2018. […]
Kristen Stine Learning and Diffusion Manager If you’ve spent any time in your career as a trainer, you’ve heard the words: “It’s a training issue”. More often than not, it’s not a training issue, but something else. There is a misconception that attending a training event or activity will resolve performance issues or magically transform an employee’s skills or competencies. In fact, the training event is only the beginning. […]
Are you leaving money on the table because you missed a quality measure? Tool for success: CQM Prioritization Tool
BJ Dempsey Practice Facilitator, CPC+ Eastern Colorado Region Jennifer Boaz, MHA, BSN, RN, PCMH CCE Healthcare Learning Faculty and Clinical Health Information Technology Advisor Jennifer Miller Healthcare Learning Faculty To prepare for the shift to pay-for-performance, many primary care practices are participating in formal quality improvement initiatives. Each of these initiatives requires clinical quality measure reporting. Many payers require reporting on selected clinical quality measures too. Practices are reporting burnout associated with these increased demands and limited resources. A solution to alleviate some of the burden is by proactively identifying overlap in CQMs. […]
Heather Walker Learning Experience Designer In July 2011 HealthTeamWorks began training Quality Improvement Coaches, Practice Facilitators, and Practice Managers in methods of successful practice facilitation using principles of Quality Improvement. Since then, we have hosted over 200 participants from healthcare practices and systems from around the country. […]
Kristi Bohling-DaMetz, RN, BSN, MBA Chief Strategy Officer Keeping pace with the many changes in healthcare can be overwhelming. Having connections to people with visibility to trends and best practices across many regions, as well as to peers applying solutions in real time, can greatly accelerate change. Interacting and collaborating as part of a cross-functional learning community gets to practicality and real-time problem solving, even when faced with complex questions like the following: […]
Changes for Improvement: How to Overcome Medication Reconciliation Challenges to Improve Patient Care
Elisha Jewett, MPH Program Manager In a recent CDC study, 48.9% reported using one or more prescription and 23.1% reported using three or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days. These numbers tell us what those in the healthcare industry already know: most patients are taking at least one medication. As the number of medications that a patient is prescribed goes up, so does the complexity of managing care on both the patient and practitioner/care team and the possibility of medication errors. As we focus on successful comprehensive patient care, medication reconciliation has gained ground in primary care, with a goal that each patient has a singular, complete patient medication list. Ultimately, an ideal end result is to ensure that all medications are correct and to prevent unintended changes or omissions of medications. […]
For over 20 years, the Children’s Hospital Immunodeficiency Program (CHIP) has been providing comprehensive, coordinated, family-centered care for children, adolescents, young adults and pregnant women living with HIV, affected [...]
Primary care residency programs continue to adapt and change to become high-performing training sites for advanced primary care. Practice facilitation is a key method to assist practices in implementing [...]
HealthTeamworks is thrilled to announce that all of our Colorado practice clients that met the CPC reporting requirements also met the quality and utilization benchmarks and will jointly receive $450,086 in shared savings!
Earlier this year, St. James Healthcare in Butte, Montana received level 3 NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care. HealthTeamWorks helped them achieve this milestone - find out how.