At the quarterly PCMH Kids Stakeholder meeting on January 7, Drs. Flanagan and Lange provided an update on the Immunization and Lead Screening and Medicaid Access to Care results. RI pediatricians have demonstrated significant improvement across all categories, while continuing to address increased COVID-19 challenges.
Phase 2 of the Care Delivery Design and Community Health Project kicked off at the January 15 Clinical Strategy Committee meeting. Moderated by Pano Yeracaris MD, MPH, CTC-RI Chief Clinical Strategist, the group discussed our project plans and reviewed a fishbone
On January 22, key stakeholders met for meeting #2 of “Building Clinical-Community Linkages” to continue discussions on a long-term payment strategy for Community Health Teams (CHTs) as a vehicle for addressing key priorities in RI to reduce health disparities and achieve population health goals.
CTC-RI/PCMH Kids is hosting its next webinar in its new telehealth webinar series, "Advancing Team-Based Telehealth in RI," made possible by authorized CARES Act and UnitedHealthcare funding. The webinar will be held Tuesday, February 23 from 12-1pm.
In July, OHIC and EOHHS, at the request of Governor Raimondo, issued one-time grant payments to pediatric primary care providers that experienced financial hardship during COVID-19, and in return asked that pediatric providers take targeted actions to ensure patients get caught up on immunizations. As a group, childhood immunizations (including lead screenings) have improved across all categori
The RI Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics launched a new “Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy During COVID” public awareness campaign, designed to empower parents and teens with information and resources to stay healthy mentally and physically through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Liz Cantor, PhD, CTC-RI IBH Pediatric Consultant, facilitated the quarterly Pediatric IBH Learning Collaborative meeting on Jan. 14. Pediatric practices (Cohort 1 and 2) participating in the Rhode Island Foundation Pediatric Pilot program discussed their screening rates for selected pediatric areas of focus and key learnings from screening in a virtual environment.
Planning is underway for the February 10 kick-off of the CTC-RI / PCMH Kids Telehealth Learning Collaborative, “Using Technology to Improve Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions.” Dr. Lisa Levine of The MAVEN Project, a telehealth nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to comprehensive care for vulnerable populations, will deliver the keynote address.
Please save the date for the next CTC-RI Quarterly Breakfast of Champions on March 12 from 7:30-9:00am on Zoom. All Clinical Practice Champions and practice site clinical and administrative leaders are expected to attend.
The RI Dept. of Health is working hard to distribute vaccines, but supply is very limited. Right now, RI is receiving enough first doses each week for about 1.5% of its population, and other states are in the same position. Rhode Island is administering its limited doses of vaccine in a way that will have the greatest impact on the health of the state.
The Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island wishes former Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner Marie Ganim the best in her retirement this month and welcomes her successor, Commissioner Patrick Tigue.
CTC-RI is pleased to announce that 11 pediatric, adult and family practices have been selected to join a new PCMH Kids/CTC-RI integrated behavioral health learning collaborative funded by UnitedHealthcare.
The mission of the Care Transformation Collaborative is to lead the transformation of primary care in Rhode Island in the context of an integrated health care system; and to improve the quality of care, the patient experience of care, the affordability of care, and the health of the populations we serve.