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.