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NCHA High Performance Health System Collaborative

What is the NCHA High Performance Health System Collaborative?

The NCHA High Performance Health System Collaborative is a board-directed initiative that prepares health systems for value-based healthcare and improves the capabilities and capacities of health systems to be successful in improving population health outcomes. The Collaborative is a partnership model, bringing together the resources, expertise and extensive knowledge of both NCHA and the Dartmouth Institute, an acknowledged leader in accountable care and developing high performance health systems.

The primary objective of the Collaborative is to advance NC-based health systems to a higher state of readiness in order to be successful under North Carolina’s provider-led Medicaid reform plan, federal, commercial and emerging accountable care models, and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which encourages providers to be more involved in advanced payment models.

How does the Collaborative work?
Health systems will conduct a strategic “readiness” assessment, highlighting key performance factors and identifying opportunities to improve health system capabilities. Using the assessment as a foundation, health system teams will be supported by leaders and experts with strategic and tactical tools to apply the latest industry trends, best practices, research insights and policy changes, aligned with your health system’s unique context and strategic plans. By engaging in the Collaborative, NCHA and the Dartmouth Institute will partner with your health system to provide custom solutions that support your health system’s transformation toward value-based healthcare.

What are the key deliverables and outcomes for health systems participating in the Collaborative?

  1. A comprehensive Value Based Readiness Assessment, correlated with performance data and summarized in a custom report by health system.
  2. A twelve month shared learning collaborative organized and focused on the collective readiness assessment results and the foundational capabilities of a high performance health system.
  3. Specific strategies and best practices to prepare health systems for provider-led reforms, accountable care and MACRA (new physician payment models).
  4. Access to an online library of tools, publications, archived webinars and transformation resources.
  5. A Value Index calculated by hospital and health system, supported by Dartmouth research and analytics.

When does the Collaborative start?
Readiness assessments will be conducted in August and September 2016. The shared learning collaborative will begin in November 2016.

How can I learn more?
NCHA is starting the process to engage NC health systems in this critical initiative. For more detailed information, please review the informational flyer and the readiness assessment summary from the downloads box on this page. Contact Jeff Spade at jspade@ncha.org or 919-677-4223 with questions. You can find additional information about the Collaborative on the NC Quality Center website

 

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