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2017 Practice Transformation Round Up: What Our Clients Have Said About Us

By: rnickerson Wednesday December 20, 2017 comments

From achieving recognition to hitting milestones in a value-based plan to optimizing workflow processes, HealthTeamWorks helped several practices meet a variety of different and important goals throughout the past year. Here are some shared key learnings in application: Deep knowledge: We were not new to this work. But even with our experience, we were extremely grateful to have[our coachs]supportmoving through this process.[Her]deep knowledge of the NCQA application requirementsand how it translates to implementing internal... Read More


3 TIPS FOR SUCCESS: NCQA Recognition

By: rnickerson Wednesday December 20, 2017 comments

Many practices seek NCQA recognition to ensure that their patients get the best care at the right time. Participation in this program demonstrates a provider's commitment to follow specific guidelines to improve their patients health. Here are some lessons learned from one of our clients, a provider system that is working with practices to achieve NCQA recognition *: Its about the long-game: We learned that individuals going through PCMH recognition need to understand what practice transformation is and how to apply the tools to... Read More


Beyond the Medical Home: Critical Drivers of Successful Network Transformation

By: rnickerson Wednesday December 20, 2017 comments

Beyond the Medical Home: Critical Drivers of Successful Network Transformation

David Ehrenberger MD Chief Medical Officer, HealthTeamWorks Ok, but transformation from What to What ? From What Most everyone agrees on the symptoms, findings and diagnosis of the problems that face healthcare today: fragmentation of care providers, healthcare economics that favor hospital, payer and physician welfare over that of communities and at times, it includes patients, disintegrated and inefficient health information technology, and harried and disenfranchised primary care providers. Oh, and lets not... Read More


Training Is Not Just an Event

By: kstine Wednesday December 20, 2017 comments

Training Is Not Just an Event

If youve spent any time in your career as a trainer, youve heard the words: Its a training issue. More often than not, its 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 employees skills or competencies. In fact, the training event is only the beginning. At HealthTeamWorks, we recognize the intention behind sending a team member to a training event is to drive business results and ultimately provide a return on... Read More


HealthTeamWorks New Training Offerings

By: bmiuccio Wednesday December 20, 2017 comments

HealthTeamWorks New Training Offerings

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. 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. Starting with our first... Read More


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

Tuesday September 19, 2017 comments

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... Read More


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

Tuesday September 19, 2017 comments

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

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. Our goal is to create a learning environment in which facilitators learn new tools such as creating strong teams with effective leadership, building consensus, getting... Read More


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

Tuesday September 19, 2017 comments

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: At what pace should we be... Read More


Leading Change in Pediatrics: Successes and Key Lessons in the Better Care, Better Costs, Better Colorado (BC3) Program

Tuesday September 19, 2017 comments

Jaclyn King, MSW, PCMH CCE, CPC+ CO Eastern Practice Facilitator Kristin Martina, MSW, Organizational Development Manager Pediatric practices often receive incomplete coaching in transformation initiatives due to the focus on adult topics and chronic pediatric measures. Kids are not just young adults says Anita Rich, CCHAP Director of Community Outreach and HealthTeamWorks strategic partner in the BC3 Program. HealthTeamWorks and CCHAP collaborated in year 2 of the Better Care, Better Costs, Better Colorado (BC3) program... Read More


Changes for Improvement: How to Overcome Medication Reconciliation Challenges to Improve Patient Care

Tuesday September 19, 2017 comments

By 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... Read More



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