RHCs & Practice Innovation
How do RHCs support practices that are participating in transformation efforts?
Practices participating in transformation efforts receive support from practice facilitators (PFs or coaches), clinical health information technology advisors (CHITAs) and Regional Health Connectors. Unlike RHCs, PFs and CHITAs are employees of practice transformation organizations. All three will work together to determine how and when to integrate RHC support into a practice improvement plan.
How do RHCs support practices that are not currently participating in transformation efforts?
RHCs can help practices assess the need for practice transformation support and make connections to the appropriate programs, such as EvidenceNOW Southwest, the Colorado State Innovation Model, Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, Regional Care Collaborative Organizations, and more.
RHCs also support practices by connecting them to community resources and programs in the surrounding region.
How does the work of RHCs align with existing transformation programs?
The RHC Program is funded through the EvidenceNOW Southwest (ENSW) and Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) initiatives. Practices funded through the EvidenceNOW Southwest (ENSW) and Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) initiatives are working to track and improve clinical quality measures. The ENSW clinical quality measures are related to cardiovascular health; the SIM clinical quality measures are related to behavioral health. The RHCs will directly support practices’ efforts to improve both cardiovascular and behavioral health in their community.
Each RHC works on three projects that are reflective of the needs of their communities and that target cardiovascular and behavioral health. RHC projects are intended to support existing initiatives and local priorities.