The VA Coordinated-Transitional Care (C-TraC) program is profiled in the July 31st issue of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Health Care Innovations Exchange, a web-based program designed to support health care professionals in sharing and adopting innovations that improve health care quality.
The Health Innovation Program (HIP) and the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) partnered to present the July WCHQ Assembly meeting. The Assembly featured presentations and discussion about diabetes care in the context of the Triple Aim: improving care, improving population health, and reducing cost.
The VA Coordinated-Transitional Care (C-TraC) team, which includes Amy Kind, Laury Jensen, Marilyn Bazinski, and Brock Polnaszek, has been awarded the Greater Madison Federal Agency Association's (GMFAA) Partnership/Teamwork award for 2013 for their work to bridge gaps among federal, state, and private/local health care settings to improve patient care quality and outcomes.
The GMFAA Federal Team Recognition Award is granted to an individual or team whose accomplishments have fostered effective working relationships within and among the various entities of government and the private sector. Read more about the C-TraC program here.
The UW Primary care Academics Transforming Healthcare (PATH) collaborative was recently formed to bridge primary care clinical transformation and rigorous scientific study in order to improve the UW Health system for the benefit of patients and communities. The collaborative is a multidisciplinary coalition of physicians and change leaders, and members are experienced in clinical delivery and span all three primary care departments (family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics), Quality, Safety, and Innovations, Population Health, and the Center for Patient Partnerships.
UW PATH will disseminate learnings locally and nationally, emphasizing scholarly contributions, and aims to enter the national discourse on primary care redesign by highlighting some of UW Health's important work to date.