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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 second biannual learning collaborative event of DY4 will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, in College Station. The event will focus on population health and how the waiver measures improvement in population health outcomes. Speakers will include the Center for Community Health Development at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, as well as representatives from the waiver operations team at the Texas Health & Human Services Commission. More details will be shared as planning is finalized. Interested stakeholders should RSVP by 5 p.m. on Monday, August 31, 2015, by emailing the RHP 17 Anchor Team.

Peer-to-Peer Opportunity: RHP 3 Learning Collaborative Event

All regional stakeholders and providers are invited to register and attend the Learning Collaborative event being held by our sister region, RHP 8, on August 5, 2015. The event will be held at and sponsored by the Georgetown Health Foundation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch provided. Attendance is free but registration is required. For more information and to register, please contact the RHP 8 Anchor Team

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 currently has two cohort groups, one of which focuses on behavioral health/primary care and the other focuses on care transitions and navigation.

Initial work group development and organization began in Fall 2014. Volunteer co-facilitators have been leading the group activities with the assistance of the RHP 17 Anchor Team. Both groups are working to establish initial goals and aims.

To learn more about the groups and find out when the next meeting is, please visit our Cohort Work Group page.

Last edited by: spurlin 07/03/2015


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