Collaboratives/Special Studies

 

Patient Centered Medical Home

Name of Collaborative Special Study
National NYS Regional
Primary Focus or Intervention
Related Internal Program/Department

Adirondack Park PCMH  (NENY)

R

Use of health information technology to promote patient safety, coordination of care, practitioner group quality measure & performance reporting

Patient Centered Medical Home

 

Physician & Hospital Quality


Name of Collaborative Special Study

National NYS Regional
Primary Focus or Intervention
Related Internal Program/Department

Distinction Center for Specialty Care designations identifies institutions that demonstrate both quality and value in the delivery of health care. These designations include specialties such as Cardiac Care, Oncology, Bariatric Surgery, Spine Surgery, Knee and Hip Replacements, Maternity and Transplants

N

Identifies high performing facilities for specialty care in our network that excel in both quality of care and delivered

Utilization Management

Hospital Quality Performance Improvement Plan

R

Seek improvements quality and safety performance, reduce infection rates, reduce avoidable readmissions

Utilization Management

Quality Assurance Program for Skilled Nursing Facilities

R

Quality Measures to increase patient safety, reduce infection, reduce avoidable readmissions

Utilization Management

All Cause Avoidable Readmission Collaborative Program

R

Facilities and the plan will work collaboratively to reduce avoidable readmissions by evaluating the data to determine facilities in need of additional services, education, and programs (example: CHF). Facility partnership with Health Plan to improve performance.

Utilization Management

 

Disease Management


Name of Collaborative Special Study

National NYS Regional
Primary Focus or Intervention
Related Internal Program/Department

WNY Collaborative with local plans on:
1. Adult Depression in Primary Care
2. Prenatal Care

R

Standardize physician/provider education

Health Management Programs

Erie County Asthma Coalition

R

Promote clinical practice guidelines and develop tools for the management of asthma

 

 

Health Management/ Disease Management Programs

 

 

Diabetes Collaborative

R

Promote and support diabetes prevention and management efforts

Health Management/Disease Management Programs

 

Preventive Health & Health Promotion


Name of Collaborative Special Study

National NYS Regional
Primary Focus or Intervention
Related Internal Program/Department

Erie County DOH Collaborative with Health Plans

R

Practitioner education via fax blast on current health concerns (e.g. Obesity, Flu)

Preventive Health Programs

Immunization Coalition of the Capital Region

R

Increase awareness of immunization and lead screening

Preventive Health Programs

WNY Adult, Pediatric and Adolescent Immunization Coalition

R

Increase immunization and lead screening rates through quality healthcare initiatives, public awareness and community support

Preventive Health Programs

Coalition for Healthcare Choice (P2)

R

Educate the community on end of life choices

Palliative Care Program

Erie Niagara Tobacco Free Coalition

R

Programming to address smoking cessation

Health Promotion and Wellness Programs

Roswell Park Cancer Institute Tobacco Cessation Center

R

Promote "Roswellness InhaleLife" cessation programs, co-sponsor provider training programs

Health Promotion and Wellness Programs

Healthy Lifestyles Coalition P2

R

Integrate wellness in community outreach programs

Health Promotion and Wellness Programs

Coalition for a Lead-Free Community

R

Coalition focuses on education and policy change in order to reduce the risk of lead poisoning in our community

Preventive Health Programs: Lead Screening

 

Safety

Name of Collaborative Special Study
National NYS Regional
Primary Focus or Intervention
Related Internal Program/Department

Buffalo and WNY Community Collaborative Radiology Program

R

Promote appropriate utilization of radiology services in the Emergency Department

Support patient safety programs related to radiation safety for our members

 

Prenatal Care

Name of Collaborative Special Study
National NYS Regional
Primary Focus or Intervention
Related Internal Program/Department

WNY collaborative with local plans for CPG: Prenatal Care

R

Standardize corporate clinical practice guidelines

Health Management/Disease Management Programs


Information Management

Name of Collaborative Special Study
National NYS Regional
Primary Focus or Intervention
Related Internal Program/Department

Healthcare Information Xchange of NY (HIXNY)

(HIE in Northeastern NY)

R

Promote health information infrastructure via HIE

Support of Health Management and Safety Programs

WNY HealtheNet (with local plans from WNY & NENY and hospital systems from WNY)

R

A single online source for all providers to verify eligibility and check status of claims, referrals and authorizations

Provider service support

HEALTHeLINK (WNY)

R

Promote health information infrastructure via Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIO)

Support of Health Management and Safety Programs

 

Additional information is available upon request by:

  1. Phone: contact the Quality Improvement Department at 1-877-878-8785, option 3.
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