The RI Department of Health announced earlier this month that the flu is still widespread throughout the state, leading to a requirement for unvaccinated healthcare workers in hospitals and many other healthcare facilities to wear surgical masks.
In January of 2016, CTC launched the Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Pilot Program and selected twelve practices that committed to improve patient screening for depression, anxiety and substance use disorder (SUD), improve access to on-site behavioral health care and improve care coordination for patients with high emergency department usage and for patients with severe mental illness.
New nurse care managers and care coordinators have frequently indicated that it would be helpful to have a more structured, “on-boarding” process to improve their abilities to work with the practice team in meeting the needs of complex patients. Experienced care coordinators have recommended that they would also benefit from on-going evidence based learning opportunities to assist them with be
Rhode Island has been leading the way in strengthening primary care and the health care delivery system. The December Breakfast of Champion Learning Collaborative provided an opportunity for primary care practices to learn about successful innovative approaches that have been implemented to improve patient care.
The mission of the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island 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.