Health Care Homes (aka Medical Homes) - Learning Collaborative - Prior Work
Development of statewide learning collaborative
The Minnesota Departments of Health and Human Services have selected the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) to lead a statewide health care home learning collaborative. ICSI was awarded the contract to design and initiate a learning collaborative model that is able to accommodate a large number of clinics and clinicians becoming health care homes.
Under this contract ICSI will:
- Convene a health care homes learning collaborative leadership committee comprised of diverse health care community stakeholders to provide oversight for the project.
- Develop an appropriate health care homes learning collaborative curriculum, with emphasis on helping certified clinics/clinicians.
- Design, implement and coordinate the learning collaborative statewide.
- Track the effectiveness of the learning collaborative activities through a comprehensive evaluation plan.
The learning collaborative will be broken into three phases:
- Learning Collaborative Phase I: Preparation for HCH Certification
- Learning Collaborative Phase II: Transforming and Certified Clinics
- Learning Collaborative Phase III: Networking and Recertification
- ICSI Final Self Assessment: Health Care Homes Learning Collaborative (PDF: 19 pages/79KB)
Research and evaluation of collaborative learning
The first step in the development process was an evaluation of collaborative learning methods and models that incorporate quality improvement approaches that could be implemented statewide for initial and ongoing clinician certification as a health care home provider.
Wilder Research and national experts Jane Taylor, Ed.D, and Susanne Salem-Schatz, Sc.D, were awarded a contract to perform this research and evaluation and have completed a final report on the project.
Previous learning collaborative lessons
Minnesota successfully completed a five-year Maternal Child Health Bureau/Minnesota Legislature-funded Medical Home Learning Collaborative in 2009 that included 36 practices and more than 7,000 patients and families. Many of the lessons from this program have been incorporated into the current health care home program development.