WHAT DO THE COLLABORATIVES DO?
Why these practices?
- Improve care at residency program practices and community health centers.
- Enhance coordination and patient-centered care.
- Prepare the residents to work in or with Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
It makes sense to focus on safety net providers
- Medicare and Medicaid were the primary payers for 71.4 % of diabetes hospitalizations for Pennsylvanians in 2009.
Diabetes Hospitalization Report, 2009 Data. Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. November 2011
It makes sense too to work with teaching health centers
- Pennsylvania’s 29 family medicine residency programs produce a lot of physicians!
- A lot of residents and medical students rotate through Community Health Centers.
- Let’s elevate the status of community practice.
The Residency Program Collaborative began in June 2010 and includes 28 teams from family medicine residency programs. The Community Health Center Collaborative began in June 2011 and includes 17 teams from community health centers. Teams include physicians, residents and other team members, such as RNs and office managers.
According to collaborative physician faculty, the Residency Program Collaborative is the largest single state residency program collaborative in the United States.
Participating practices agree to report quality measures, all of which are national consensus measures with specifications for numerators and denominators.
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CDC awards the Residency Program Collaborative a 30-month intensive evaluation
The Residency Program Collaborative has been awarded a CDC evaluation based on its promising work in preventing heart attack/stroke. The Collaborative competed with nominees nationwide and is one of two organizations to receive the award and the only physician organization. The CDC will study the Collaborative; its design, implementation and data. In three short years, the Residency Program Collaborative may be part of the evidence base for heart/stroke prevention. Congratulations to participating teams!