Rhode Island Quality Institute, with funding from the State Innovation Model, is subcontracting with CTC to launch an Advance Directive Learning Collaborative Network opportunity. Supporting nine primary care/health care organizations and one community health team, the Network will test use of the consumer engagement platform, KnowMyHealthRI, as a building block for developing a statewide registry for hosting advance directive patient information.
The 2019 Network will provide participating practices with the opportunity to use technology that is available through the electronic health record/platform and Health Information Exchange to improve how practices: a) identify patients who may benefit from having advance directive conversations; b) prompt providers/practice teams to obtain advance directive information; c) upload advance directive information to KnowMyHealthRI; and d) provide education for patients on developing and uploading advance directive information to KnowMyHealthRI.
Network meetings will provide opportunities for practices to learn from each other and feature content experts who will guide discussions on advance directives in RI, patient conversations around end-of-life wishes, annual wellness visits to engage in advance directive conversations, and billing for those conversations.
Congratulations to the practices/organizations/CHT selected to participate in this initiative including:
- Hope Hospice
- Dr. Yamada
- Brown Medical East Providence
- Angelo DiCenso
- A to Z Healthcare Services
- Frank Lafazia
- Thundermist South County
- Tri-County Community Action Agency
- Ocean State Coventry
- South County Health Community Health Team