Health Care Homes Sustainability Roadmap
The Health Care Homes’ (HCH) Sustainability Roadmap is a framework for action that provides strategies and ideas to support sustainability of certified HCH organizations and clinics that deliver patient-centered, whole-person, team-based care. The HCH model assists providers in meeting the Minnesota Department of Health’s long term goals of protecting, maintaining, and improving the health of all Minnesotans through high-quality primary care.
This Sustainability Roadmap was created to provide clinics and primary care teams with concrete actions and valuable resources to assist in the implementation and sustaining of the Health Care Homes model. While the Roadmap recognizes that funding for and reimbursement to primary care practices is paramount to sustainability, its scope extends beyond the financial to include other fundamental components vital to sustainability.
The roadmap uses these core components to guide policy development, aid process improvement, and foster innovative action steps unique to each organization while being standardized in the commitment to this effective model of care and improved patient outcomes.
Sustaining high quality, primary care requires intensive focus and intentional action. The roadmap has identified five categories essential to ensuring sustainability of the Health Care Homes evidenced-based model of care:
One of the foundational goals of the Health Care Home program is to increase care coordination and collaboration between primary care clinicians and community resources to support whole person care.
Traditional and non-traditional partnerships are paramount to sustaining the HCH model of care and improving patient outcomes in meaningful ways.
Financial reimbursement and value-based contracting are important aspects of sustaining the Health Care Homes model.
Through its focus on redesign of care delivery and meaningful engagement of patients in their care, Health Care Homes is transforming health care for millions of Minnesotans.
The Health Care Homes Learning Collaborative provides Health Care Home team members, patients, and other organizations a structured and collaborative way to learn and share experiences.
The Health Care Homes model is about creates a new culture among staff by emphasizing collaboration and teamwork.