Effective models of preventive care for high-need patients do exist but require new organizational capabilities to implement. This is one reason the use of such models has not yet become widespread. But if effective models of preventive care were more broadly available to high-need patients, the health of millions of Americans could be improved and the cost of health care better controlled - especially for the growing population of chronically ill older adults. A new partnership is committed to determining whether an innovative approach to designing systems for replication can help achieve this goal by making it easier for adopting organizations to learn how to implement such models.
This unique opportunity is made possible through the support and leadership of the Peterson Center on Healthcare that is enabling a partnership between the Center, Health Quality Partners (HQP), and the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers’ National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs (Camden Coalition) to engage an innovation design firm and a group of experts with diverse backgrounds, including implementation science, quality improvement, organizational leadership, health services research and evaluation, nursing, and community-based care models. The project will use HQP’s system of Advanced Preventive Care (APC) as a well-tested exemplar of a preventive intervention for a high-need population. The goal will be to design more efficient implementation methodologies and infrastructures to accelerate the adoption of APC for better patient care. The Camden Coalition and HQP, in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team from the University of Pennsylvania’s NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health within the School of Nursing, will also develop an evaluation framework to test the newly designed systems for replication and share key learnings with the field that may help to scale other efforts underway.
This project represents an essential starting point and a key area of R&D for pursuing the long-term goal of achieving large-scale adoption and implementation of effective models of care for high-need patients.