Source: AAFP News
Cincinnati’s Christ Hospital Health Network is featured in one of three new on-demand videos from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation about the health network’s involvement in the original Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative.
The video titled “Using Cost Data to Support and Direct Comprehensive Primary Care” features the Christ Hospital Health Network, an extensive chain of physicians and health care providers in 100 locations throughout the greater Cincinnati, OH, area. Learn how this health system retrieved patient-level data from practices, including that for more than 7,500 Medicare patients, from October 1, 2014, to December 31, 2014. The research focused on the impact of primary care on five ambulatory care conditions: congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.
- Harrison Family Practice Clinic in Harrison, AR, a small rural clinic owned and operated by family physician Shannon Brownfield, MD, who, along with clinic staff, provides health care to some 2,800 patients. The video, “Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Improvement,” details how the clinic worked to create a culture of change that then helped staff sustain the momentum they needed to reach certain goals.
- Family Medical Group Northeast in Portland, OR, took an innovative approach to strengthening shared decision-making between patients and physicians in a second video titled “Shared Decision Making—Informing Decisions and Decreasing Costs.” This independent clinic has a patient panel of about 7,700 active patients who receive health care from six health care professionals, including five family physicians, Steven Aguilu, MD; Jon Peters, MD, MS; Anne Skinner, DO; Lonnie Smucker, MD; and Michael Booker, MD.