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Quality Improvement Funding Awarded

January 16, 2012
 

In September LPHI issued a Request for Proposals to CCBC primary care partners to receive funding to support quality improvement initiatives. The goal of the non-competitive QI funding program is to increase capacity and capabilities to enable direct allocation of resources by CCBC partner primary care practices and hospitals to engage in quality improvement activities that support the CCBC goals and interventions developed in collaboration by the Operating Board, Steering Committee and CCBC partners.  Those interventions include population-based disease registry, risk stratification, care management/care team strategies, and clinical decision support.  

The QI funding program allows CCBC partners the opportunity to design and implement QI activities within their organizations that may be unique to their circumstances while still linked to the overall CCBC interventions and goals.

The following organizations are participating in the program:

  •  Children’s Hospital – Hospital QI Funding

  •  Children’s Hospital  - Primary Care Practice QI Funding

  •  Common Ground Health Clinic- Primary Care Practice QI Funding

  •  Daughters of Charity- Primary Care Practice QI Funding

  •  Interim LSU Public Hospital (ILH) – Hospital QI Funding

  •  Interim LSU Public Hospital (ILH) – Primary Care Practice QI Funding

  •  NO/AIDS Task Force- Primary Care Practice QI Funding

  •  New Orleans East Louisiana Community Health Center (NOELA)

  •  New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic- Primary Care Practice QI Funding

  •  Ochsner – Hospital QI Funding

  •  Ochsner – Primary Care Practice QI Funding

  •  Odyssey House Louisiana Community Medical Clinic- Primary Care Practice QI Funding

  •  Touro Infirmary – Hospital QI Funding

  •  Touro Infirmary - Primary Care Practice QI Funding

  •  Tulane Community Health Center at Covenant House- Primary Care Practice QI Funding

  •  Tulane Medical Center – Hospital QI Funding

  •  Tulane Medical Center – Primary Care Practice QI Funding

Over the next year the awarded clinic organizations will receive up to $100,000 (if a clinic organization has more than one site, only one award will be provided) and Hospital systems may receive up to $200,000 (if a hospital system has more than one facility, only one award will be provided). The funds will be used by each recipient to implement, within their organization, QI activities that contribute to the CCBC goals of improving outcomes for patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Each recipient will report quality measures on a regular basis to demonstrate the impact of these activities for their patient populations.  

“We know that patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease are prone to long term complications and often present with co-morbidities. Managing the two conditions from patient population perspective will enable and empower the care team at the clinic to identify patients based on risk and acuity to provide relevant interventions to improve patient outcomes and decrease care costs,” Seema Gai, Director of Continuous Quality Improvement, NO/AIDS Task Force.