The shift towards value-based payments in California will fundamentally change how care is delivered, creating opportunities to implement innovative new models. Health care organizations are grappling with many questions as they prepare for these changes. How can we reduce costs, improve quality and make sure our services are valuable to our patients? How will we manage these organizational changes? How will we ensure we have the workforce needed to operate differently? How do we recruit and retain the right people to delivery high quality care?
In 2014, our Spreading Innovations program presented proven practices that had not yet been widely adopted in the safety net and helped new organizations successfully adapt and implement them. Last year, CCI launched the latest iteration of this program, called Spreading Solutions That Work, which continues the spirit of Spreading Innovations by supporting the dissemination of solutions that prepare health care organizations to succeed under a value-based payment system and improve timely access to low-cost, high-quality care that is responsive to the needs of patients.
CCI, in partnership with Blue Shield of California Foundation, is launching the fourth cycle of Spreading Solutions That Work Program, which will focus on leveraging technology and care teams more effectively, helping organizations to optimize newer care models. The grant and technical assistance program will support organizations to implement one of the following solutions:
- Group Visits – Host: Clinica Family Health (Denver, CO)
- Medical Scribes – Host: Shasta Community Health Center (Redding, CA)
- Patient Portal Optimization – Host: Shasta Community Health Center (Redding, CA)
- Telephone Visits – Host: Riverside University Health System (Riverside, CA)
- Texting Solutions – Host: Monterey County Health Department (Salinas, CA)
Through this grant program, selected organizations will have access to a variety of tools – technical assistance, site visits, peer support, and coaching – to help them implement their chosen solution. Teams will visit host organizations that have already successfully implemented the solution in order to gain a clear understanding of how to operationalize their project, win key stakeholder buy-in, train staff, redesign workflows, and build a business case to sustain the solution over time.
Review the Request for Applications
Download the Request for Applications for full program details and application instructions.
Interested organizations are encouraged to join the Informational Webinar on November 17, 2017. Watch the replay here.
Applications are no longer accepted for the upcoming 2018 Spreading Solutions That Work program. The deadline to submit applications was Friday, December 15, 2017.