Transforming Health Care, Together

Better Health develops and partners with programs that align with core principles of ongoing health care reform. We support primary care as the nucleus of the health care system and efforts to shift from volume-based payment to value-based payment to enable comprehensive, coordinated and patient-centered care.

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We serve as a convener and leader of regional activities that engage and support primary care practices in their work to transform care to deliver high-quality, affordable care across patient populations.

  • Aggregation, analysis and interpretation of health care data. We provide trusted, timely and public reports on practice-level achievement and improvement on nationally endorsed metrics of quality care and outcomes for chronic conditions to drive more effective care and reduce costly hospitalizations

  • Learning Collaborative Summits. Biannual one-day summits for health care providers, staff and others that facilitate cross-system learning and accelerate dissemination of best practices identified in Better Health data

  • Practice Coaching and Consulting. Specialized staff offer onsite services to primary care practices that include:
    • Training and support for applications for Patient Centered Medical Home recognition
    • Workflow redesign & optimization of electronic health records for meaningful use and population management
    • Quality improvement methods and applications to improve care and outcomes
    • Improvement projects to meet practice goals

  • Pilot programs in payment and delivery system reform. Better Health works with health insurers and employers to facilitate purchasing strategies that pay for high-performing primary care to advance shared goals. These include:
    • Identify and address disparities. Patient-level data on socioeconomic attributes are reported alongside quality data to discover and attend to achievement gaps across patient groups
    • Improve care and outcomes, reduce costs. Data show we’re making a difference in health care and reducing costs by averting hospitalizations