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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
Cultural & Linguistically Appropriate Care
Name of Collaborative Special Study National NYS Regional Primary Focus or Intervention Related Internal Program/Department
Medical Society of NYS Committee on Healthcare Disparities  - Medical Director BSNENY
NYS Promote member health care literacy

Support of Health Management and Safety Programs

Improved clinical outcomes and health promotion

Disease Management
Name of Collaborative Special Study National NYS Regional Primary Focus or Intervention Related Internal Program/Department
Diabetes Collaborative
R Promote and support diabetes prevention and management efforts
Health Management/ Disease Management Programs
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
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 health care 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 "Rosewellness 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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  3. Mail: Write to us at Health Care Quality Improvement, P.O. Box 80, Buffalo, New York 14240-0080