Care Transformation Collaborative Rhode Island: Transforming Primary Care in Rhode Island

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Cover of Care Transformation Collaborative Rhode Island: Transforming Primary Care in Rhode Island
Debra Hurwitz, MBA, BSN, RN
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Susanne Campbell, RN, MS, PCMH CCE
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Sarah Dell
Advocacy Solutions
Michael Mobilio
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Michele Brown, MPA
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Candice Brown
University of Massachusetts Medical School

This annual report outlines the 2015 accomplishments of Care Transformation Collaborative (CTC) Rhode Island, a primary care initiative managed by UMass Medical School. CTC includes more than 80 primary care practices across the state

In 2015 CTC had many achievements, including:

  • Improving the cost of care and efficiency – through new programs like our Advanced Collaborative, practices developed and implemented projects focused on improving quality and reducing costs of care.
  • Evaluating, refining and scaling our Community Health Teams – we evaluated the progress of these pilot programs and look forward to building off their successes and lessons learned.
  • Expanding to include additional practices – we have proudly expanded our Collaborative to include pediatric practices, with an increased focus on the needs of children and families.
  • Integrating behavioral health care – we took big steps forward to improve access to behavioral  health services within primary care.
  • Expanding our learning curriculum – through ongoing best practice sharing, learning sessions and workshops, we continue to advance our Collaborative through shared learning, leadership development, collaboration, and growth.
  • Improving data analytic capability – we began working toward transitioning to an all-payer claims database to evaluate our practices and programs, increasing actionable reports to practices to support continued progress.

The Office of Program Development within UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division has been providing project management support for the initiative since 2011 under a contract with The Rhode Island Foundation. UMass Medical School’s Office for Program Development staff assists the Rhode Island primary care initiative by providing leadership, project management, program development and subcontract management support.