Practicing Medicine in a Way That Matters Is
You want to focus your skills where they make a difference, spending more time with patients who need you the most. You want a workforce trained to coordinate care and provide the best support. You want and need a way to share information with other providers and with patients. A movement is under way—known as Choose Health Delaware—that’s working to make all of this possible and to make the way you practice medicine better.
Support is available to help you transform your practice so that you can get into the new valued-based payment pipeline early. You can position your practice to be successful, at no cost to you. Practice experts will work with you to assess your practice, offer on-site support and coaching, and build your capabilities.Learn About Practice Transformation
The Common Scorecard will show your quality performance alongside statewide goals, identify opportunities to close gaps in care, and help improve the health and lives of everyone in the State.
After being piloted by practices throughout Delaware, the Common Scorecard will launch statewide in the Fall of 2016. It’s part of the strategy to make Delaware one of the healthiest states in the nation.Learn About the Common Scorecard
Behavioral Health Initiatives
Support is available for Primary Care Physicians and Behavioral Health Providers seeking to integrate behavioral health and primary care. Behavioral Health Providers can apply for funding to adopt/upgrade EMRs from the Health Care Commission. DCHI will launch a Behavioral Health Integration testing program this fall which will provide support to operationalize the integration of behavioral health services into primary care, access to Behavioral Health Integration experts in the state, and training for select staff.
Improvement-focused training will prepare your staff to practice within the transformed health system.
As things change, so must the way we work. Our Learning and Relearning Curriculum models will help your staff gain knowledge about care coordination practices, performance improvement, business improvement tools, team-based care and much more. Education has been designed in six modules in a combination of in-person and virtual work sessions supported by a webinar series. These informative sessions qualify for CME credits.Learn about the Learning and Relearning Curriculum
Prioritizing Patients and Coordinating Care
You will be able to identify your highest-risk patients and coordinate care with them. The goal is to identify the top 5 percent of those most in need and help them get and stay healthier by working with them and your team to develop an effective care plan. Behavioral health services will also now be part of the care offered by primary care providers.
Increasing Information Sharing
A central point of access will be developed in the future, where consumers, clinicians and other support service providers can view patient records 24/7. The ability to see medical records and details about a patient’s physiology at any time will help improve care, no matter when or where the need occurs.