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Learning Collaborative

Collaborative learning occurs when a group of individuals or organizations share information and experiences in an effort to drive change and seek improvement for a common purpose. The RHP 17 Learning Collaborative seeks to achieve regional impact through shared learning, community engagement, and celebration of success. We believe there can be great benefit to the region at large when stakeholders come together in activities designed to foster collaboration and dialogue geared toward learning and continuous quality improvement.

The design of the RHP 17 learning collaborative is a version of the CMS-recommended IHI model, modified to accommodate our smaller, more rural region. The collaborative structure is very similar to that of our sister region, RHP 8 in Round Rock, and our larger regional counterpart in Houston, RHP 3, to allow participation across regions by interested providers.

"Individual" and "Regional" mechanisms for learning and sharing, fed by "Core" components, work in a continuous cycle to promote quality improvement and positive regional impact as illustrated below.

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Individual

  • Innovator Agents (all of us)
  • Peer to Peer Opportunities
    • On the Spot webinars/speakers (RHP 8)
    • Outside work groups/activities (RHP 3)
  • Self-paced Training Tools
  • Special Issue Management
  • Project Management Data Analysis

General Purpose/Scope

  • PDSA knowledge spread
  • Tailored learning
  • Issue management

Core

Regional Events

  • Two face-to-face events per year
  • Hosted by Anchor and/or other RHP cohosts
  • Open to ALL interested stakeholders

Regional Focus Areas/Work Groups

  • Ad hoc and topical focus areas
  • Volunteer facilitators/co-facilitators
  • Group aims defined by participants

General Purpose/Scope

  • Qualitative data sharing
  • Milestone data sharing/lessons learned
  • Reporting on implementation of PDSA

Regional

  • Monthly Status Calls
  • Topical Webinars
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Stakeholder/Performing Provider Opportunities
  • Annual Reports
  • Celebrations

General Purpose/Scope

  • Broad regional sharing
  • Continuous learning
  • Qualitative data sharing
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OUTCOMES:   Qualitative Focus Areas   →  Peer-to-Peer Engagement  →  Provider Topic Areas and/or Work Groups  →  PDSA/Best Practices  →  Regional Impact

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Individual

  • Innovator Agents (all of us)
  • Peer to Peer Opportunities
    • On the Spot webinars/speakers (RHP 17)
    • Outside work groups/activities (Other RHPs)
  • Self-paced Training Tools
  • Special Issue Management
  • Project Management Data Analysis

General Purpose/Scope

  • PDSA knowledge spread
  • Tailored learning
  • Issue management

Core

Regional Events

  • Two face-to-face events per year
  • Hosted by Anchor and/or other RHP cohosts
  • Open to ALL interested stakeholders

Regional Focus Areas/Work Groups

  • Ad hoc and topical focus areas
  • Volunteer facilitators/co-facilitators
  • Group aims defined by participants

General Purpose/Scope

  • Qualitative data sharing
  • Milestone data sharing/lessons learned
  • Reporting on implementation of PDSA

Regional

  • Monthly Status Calls
  • Topical Webinars
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Stakeholder/Performing Provider Opportunities
  • Annual Reports
  • Celebrations

General Purpose/Scope

  • Broad regional sharing
  • Continuous learning
  • Qualitative data sharing
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OUTCOMES:   Qualitative Focus Areas   →  Peer-to-Peer Engagement  →  Provider Topic Areas and/or Work Groups  →  PDSA/Best Practices  →  Regional Impact

Learning Opportunities

Regional Opportunity: RHP 17 Biannual Learning Collaborative Event

The RHP 17 Biannual DY4 Learning Collaborative Event, sponsored by Faith Mission, will be held at The Cannery Kitchen in Brenham, Texas from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with lunch provided by Faith Mission. The event will focus on nutrition in Texas and the role of nutrition in improving health outcomes, with keynote speaker John Puder of the Texas Hunger Initiative and presentation spotlights from providers in RHP 17 who are providing nutrition education and services as part of patient care and chronic disease management. Please register by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 16th, by emailing the RHP 17 Anchor Team.

Peer-to-Peer Opportunity: Statewide Rural Learning Collaborative

All regional stakeholders and providers are invited to participate in a statewide Rural Provider Learning Collaborative event in Austin, Texas. The event is hosted by RHPs 11, 13, 16 and 19 and will be held at the Capitol Auditorium. Visit the Texas Rural Learning Collaborative website for more information.

Regional Work Groups

Cohort work groups aim to bring together DSRIP providers and other RHP stakeholders, who have similar projects, goals and interests in identified focus areas. The objective of these groups is to foster collaboration through focused quality improvement activities in an effort to promote efficiencies and improve health care delivery and access throughout the region.

RHP 17 is in the process of developing two work groups with focus on the following areas:

  • Behavioral Health & Primary Care
  • Care Transitions and Navigation

Initial work group development and organization began in Fall 2014. Volunteer co-facilitators are working with the cohort groups and RHP 17 Anchor Team to establish goals and aims.

Last edited by: ebutton 03/12/2015


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