Partnership Grants to Improve Care

The Peterson Center on Healthcare is partnering with the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (Camden Coalition) and Health Quality Partners (HQP) to improve care and lower costs for high need patients.

The new partnership was made possible through a $605,000 grant from the Peterson Center to accelerate the adoption of the Advanced Preventive Care (APC) model created by HQP. The APC model prevents avoidable complications among chronically ill older adults by filling the gap between office-based primary care and later stage interventions.

Skilled nurses closely assess, monitor, and engage participants and their families to proactively mitigate health risks and preventable complications. While several health systems have implemented the model, more work is needed to help other health systems adopt complex models such as APC.

The project will enable the Camden Coalition’s National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs and HQP to work with a multidisciplinary group of experts from disciplines including healthcare, implementation science, user-centered design, and evaluation.

The goal is to design more efficient implementation methodologies and infrastructures for health systems to incorporate APC into patient care. The Camden Coalition and HQP will develop an evaluation framework to test the systems for replication and then share key findings.

The Peterson Center has also announced a new partnership with the State of Rhode Island and Brown University to study healthcare cost trends. The new initiative called the “Rhode Island Healthcare Cost Trends Collaborative Project” was awarded a grant for $550,000 from the Center to Brown University’s School of Public Health.

Over the next year, Brown University will work with Rhode Island policymakers and staff to analyze spending data from the state’s all-payer claims database to better understand and measure healthcare performance.

Using findings, the project teams will work with multiple stakeholders such as payers, providers, employers, and patients to assess cost drivers, identify opportunities to improve outcomes and lower costs of care, and establish a target for future healthcare cost growth.

Bailit Health, a consulting firm that works with states to improve methods for purchasing and regulating health and human services will serve as a key advisor and facilitator for this project.

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