As part of its core initiatives, KHC has most recently provided direct, in-person assistance to participating practices through its Practice Transformation Network (PTN). Practices have the opportunity to collaborate with clinician colleagues locally, regionally, and nationally to accelerate innovative care strategies. Since 2015, KHC has enrolled over 1,400 clinicians from across Kansas.

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PTN Power Packs

Power Packs are breakthrough examples of practice transformation that:

  • Improve health outcomes for all people
  • Avoid unnecessary use of hospitals and emergency departments
  • Avoid unnecessary tests and procedures
  • Reduce the total cost of care

In addition, Power Packs:

  • Support short- and long-term financial sustainability
  • Improve patient engagement and satisfaction
  • Improve provider joy in work, including employee satisfaction and workforce retention


Sustainable Business Operations

Practices are missing strategic financial management infrastructure needed to thrive and transition to value-based payment models. This Power Pack describes how practices can develop the infrastructure to become financially viable and sustainable.

Download this Power Pack.


Person and Family Engagement
Patients face difficulties in fully engaging in their care, which negatively impacts health outcomes, practice efficiency, and profitability. These Power Packs describe how practices can address social determinants to improve health outcomes.

Download the PFE Power Pack.
Download the Missed Appointments Power Pack.

 
Joy in Work and Satisfaction
Clinician burnout results in high levels of stress and dissatisfaction, negatively impacting care. This Power Pack describes how practices address workforce needs that result in improved engagement and job performance.

Download this Power Pack.


Understanding Data
Practices are having trouble analyzing and understanding their existing data sources. This Power Pack describes how practices can analyze their data to find inefficiencies and adopt changes that improve health outcomes.

Download this Power Pack.


Evidence-Based Care
Many practices receive conflicting information on clinical best-practices. This Power Pack describes how practices are using clinical guidelines to implement evidence-based approaches to care.

Download this Power Pack.


Care-Coordination
The referral and transition process is difficult to navigate, resulting in poor outcomes and inappropriate or unnecessary utilization of services. This Power Pack describes how practices can coordinate care in ways that lead to improved engagement, efficient patient flow, and better health outcomes.

Download the Power Pack on post-operative care coordination policies that improve health outcomes.
Download the Power Pack on closing the loop for clinical referrals.



PTN Informational Materials



The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Group Leader Trainings

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a series of workshops, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings.  Participants demonstrated significant improvements in exercise, cognitive symptom management, communication with physicians, self-reported general health, health distress, fatigue, disability, and social/role activities limitations.  They also spent fewer days in the hospital, and there was also a trend toward fewer outpatient visits and hospitalizations.

The certified group leaders of the CDSMP Workshops are the heart of the program.  Anyone can become certified through a four-day training, free to PTN participants. Sign up for workshop notifications here. For training dates and more information, email KHC at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


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Newly Released: 100 tools and resources for improving patient care

An exciting new resource called Tools For Change has just been released by AHRQ’s EvidenceNOW project.

Tools for Change helps primary care practices search from among hundreds of collected  tools and resources aimed at facilitating usage of evidence-based practice to improve patient care.

Sharing many identical drivers as the TCPI Change Package used in the Compass Practice Transformation Network, the EvidenceNOW Key Driver Diagram helps users to target change strategies such supporting high functioning care teams with invested leadership, optimizing health information systems, and engaging patients and families.

Additionally, many of the suggested resources support the alignment of QI efforts between KHC and the KDHE Bureau of Health Promotion. Both organizations seek to enhance partnerships between providers and the community in caring for patients with chronic disease. The EvidenceNOW Key Driver Diagram includes relevant resources such as comprehensive care planning worksheets for patients with hypertension and sample protocols for translating hypertension treatment evidence into action. These tools are easily accessible with the diagram’s search feature on the Tools and Resources page.

If you or your staff would like assistance in making the most of this new resource, contact your Quality Improvement Advisor or other staff at the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative: (785) 235-0763.


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Learn more about a particular staff member by clicking on his or her name.

Rosanne Rutkowski, MPH, BSN, RN
Program Director
785-235-0763  (ext. 1328)
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Eric Cook-Wiens, MPH, CPHQ
Data and Measurement Manager
785-235-0763  (ext. 1324)
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Jill Daughhetee, CMPE, PCMH CCE
Quality Improvement Advisor
785-235-0763  (ext. 1335)
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Jana Farmer, MBA, CPC
Quality Improvement Advisor
(785) 235-0763 (ext. 1337)
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Malea Hartvickson, MHCL, CPHQ, PCMH CCE
Quality Improvement Advisor
(785) 235-0763 (ext. 8208)
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Mandy Johnson
Quality Improvement Advisor
(316) 681-8200
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Patty Thomsen, BSN, RN, CCM
Quality Improvement Advisor
(785) 235-0763 (ext. 1331)
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Rebecca Thurman, RHIA
Quality Improvement Advisor
(785) 235-0763 (ext. 1332)
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pfe ptnPerson & Family Engagement

Person and family engagement (PFE), sometimes referred to as patient and family engagement, is a term used to describe the process by which patients, their families, and caregivers are invited, welcomed, and integrated as equal partners in their health and healthcare.

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