Grants

???The Learning Collaborative offers an opportunity for stakeholders to step back and reflect on issues while redirecting the conversation to include the patient and family. It allows them to work together to explore novel ways to generate solutions and implement new ideas that ultimately benefit the children.??? - Deborah Moss, MD, MPH, UPMC Health Plan and Children???s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

PAYMENT REFORM LEARNING COLLABORATIVE: AN INTERACTIVE SERIES TO PROMOTE SHARED DECISION MAKING AS A KEY TOOL

Grant Application

Deborah Moss, MD, MPH, UPMC HealthPlan, and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Proposed Innovation

A key focus of U.S. health care payment reform (PR) is to promote greater value by better addressing consumer needs. Its success depends on effectively engaging multiple stakeholders around a shared vision.

This project builds on an educational series initiated in 2013 as part of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded “UPMC for You” project that introduced a value-based payment model to change the way care is delivered for medically fragile children. In this current Payment Reform Learning Collaborative, child health stakeholders will work together to demonstrate how shared decision making (SDM) can be improved on and used more effectively to address health literacy and integration of physical and mental health care.

 

Improvements in Action

This year-long Learning Collaborative, will engage a broad range of stakeholders — including family members who have children with special health care needs — in a series of sessions aimed at designing and implementing tools and processes for shared decision making and promoting techniques to enhance patient self-management. Session topics will include “Attending to Health Literacy Across the Health System as a Key Tool in SDM” and “Integration of Physical and Behavioral Health: An Analysis of SDM in the Case of Managing ADHD in the Pediatric Setting.”

 

Results – In Progress

Quantitative and qualitative measures will be used to evaluate the impact of the Learning Collaborative. By bringing together disparate perspectives of key stakeholders to prepare for a changing health care environment, the Learning Collaborative will create opportunities to develop and disseminate innovative solutions to complex problems.