A Learning Collaborative is a systematic approach to process improvement based on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Breakthrough Series Collaborative model. During the Collaborative, organizations will test and implement system changes and measure their impact. They will share their experiences to accelerate learning and broader implementation of best practices.
Teams from participating organizations will attend three learning sessions (schedule below), each followed by an action period. Participants will gain instruction in theory, and practice for testing and implementing changes that will lead to achieving the team’s aim. At each session, teams will report on activities, methods, and results surrounding improvement efforts. During the action periods, participants will work diligently to make their changes a reality. Action periods will be supplemented with site-specific coaching sessions, e-mail communications, monthly progress reports, and web conferences.
Participants joining the 6-month Learning Collaborative will benefit from:
Being part of a larger group of peers working together around similar goals.
Individual coaching to achieve a better understanding of Managed Care expectations and financial success.
Support for designing processes that will lead to better patient satisfaction and compliance, improve clinical patient, and workflow, and increase financial stability.