Primary Care

Are you leaving money on the table because you missed a quality measure? Tool for success: CQM Prioritization Tool

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Clinical Integration, Performance Improvement, Practice Transformation, Primary Care, Value-based Healthcare|

BJ D. – 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. […]

The 101 Wrap Up: Successes and Lessons Learned from Performance Facilitation 101 Training

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Performance Improvement, Practice Transformation, Primary Care, Program Highlights|

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. […]

Let’s Do This Together: The Importance of Collaborative Learning

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Performance Improvement, Primary Care, Value-based Healthcare|

  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: […]

HealthTeamWorks Begins Recruitment for Colorado SIM Cohort 2

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Practice Transformation, Primary Care, Program Highlights|

HealthTeamWorks is participating in the 2nd cohort of the Colorado State Innovation Model as a Practice Transformation Organization. The Colorado State Innovation Model provides assistance in integrating behavioral health [...]

Colorado Residency PCMH Project Findings Published in Family Medicine

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: Performance Improvement, Practice Transformation, Primary Care|

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 [...]

Practice Transformation Then and Now: Interview with Dr. Perry Dickinson

By | September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Practice Transformation, Primary Care|

Unprecedented levels of support and resources are becoming available to primary care practices in Colorado that want to improve, change and transform into examples of excellence in advanced patient-centered [...]

Connect with HealthTeamWorks this Fall!

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Performance Improvement, Practice Transformation, Primary Care, Value-based Healthcare|

HealthTeamWorks will be on the road this fall attending and presenting at a number of conferences focused on patient-centered primary care and value-based payment models - we look forward [...]

HealthTeamWorks Shapes New Care Coordination Survey from AHRQ

By | August 15th, 2016|Categories: Practice Transformation, Primary Care|

AHRQ has announced the launch of a new care coordination survey that is designed for use in research and evaluation in primary care settings. The Care Coordination Quality Measure [...]

HealthTeamWorks partners with University of Montana to Expand Health Professions Training

By | August 9th, 2016|Categories: Practice Transformation, Primary Care, Program Highlights|

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced the continued funding (more than $149 million in awards) through 12 workforce programs to prepare the next generation of skilled, [...]

Caring for High-Need, High-Cost Patients: An Urgent Priority

By | August 4th, 2016|Categories: Clinical Integration, Primary Care, Uncategorized, Value-based Healthcare|

Chronically ill patients account for 5% of the US population but 50% of healthcare spending. We can do better, and HealthTeamWorks is committed to driving that change.