Coming Fall 2013 - Adolescent Depression Screening Learning Collaborative
The CHIC Project will launch our next learning collaborative on Adolescent Depression Screening in October 2013. This project will be open to all pediatricians and family physicians throughout the State of Idaho. Registration for the upcoming October session will open in July.
A learning collaborative is an opportunity for healthcare providers and practices to participate in a structured quality improvement process to raise the quality of care they deliver.
What is a Learning Collaborative?
Every learning collaborative includes:
- A kick-off learning session to hear evidence behind "best practices"
- Coaching on how to implement process improvement in your practice
- Ongoing technical assistance
- Topic related conference calls from experts in the field
- Site visits from quality improvement coaches
- A wrap-up session to review progress
- Suggestions to create and implement a plan for sustainability
Immunization Learning Collaborative in Full Swing!
The CHIC Project launched its second learning collaborative with the topic of pediatric immunizations. Eight practices statewide are learning how to implement a quality improvement project aimed at recognizing and improving immunization rates in their practices. This is a 12 month project with all practices showing improvements in rates of documenting immunization status and follow-up.
Pediatric Patient-Centered Medical Home Demonstration
The CHIC Project kicked off the Pediatric Patient-Centered Medical Home Demonstration in May 2012.
Participating in the demonstration are:
Primary Health Medical Group – Pediatrics, Boise
St. Luke’s Developmental Pediatrics, Boise
Pocatello Children’s Clinic, Pocatello
Accomplishments to date include:
- Better access to care for patients
- A Medical Home Coordinator leading and facilitating the transformation to a patient-centered medical home
- Family Partners providing support to parents and feedback to clinics to improve patient and family involvement and satisfaction
The Idaho Health & Wellness Collaborative for Children (IHAWCC) has been established as Idaho’s first Pediatric Improvement Partnership!
What is an Improvement Partnership (IP)? An Improvement Partnership is a collaboration of public and private partners that uses measurement-based efforts and a systems approach to improve the quality of children’s healthcare.
With St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital as the institutional home, stakeholders statewide have been identified and have begun meeting regularly to start building the foundation for IHAWCC.
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