Program areas at HCIF
Partnership for patient Care (ppc) is a collaboration between independence blue cross (ibc) and the philadelphia region's hospitals with the vision to be the safest region in the country. As a signature program of hcif, this unique collaboration between payer and providers to share successful experiences and jointly fund quality and patient safety Improvement initiatives has been recognized as a national model. Over the last decade- plus, ppc has funded over 26 multi-year collaboratives addressing a variety of quality and safety priorities with the region's hospitals. Safe table brings the region's hospital quality and safety leaders together to discuss patient safety events, solutions and best practices in a confidential and legally protected setting for the purpose of preventing re-occurence and improving patient saftey. Saftey forum workshops help build the skills of the front line patient safety staff by introducing different approaches, best practices and tools for identifying, mitigating, and eliminating patient safety vulnerabilities and errors. Annual leadership summit is a major event that brings healthcare leaders together from the region's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other partner organizations to showcase ppc programs, address quality and safety priorities, and to provide a forum for networking and exchange of best practices and innovation. Pennsylvania urologic regional collaborative (purc) brings urology together in a physician led, data sharing and Improvement collaborative aimed at advancing the quality of diagnosis and Care for men with prostate cancer. Hcif serves as the coordinating center, providing administrative, clinical, and database support for program members. Health equity data strategy (heds) focuses on supporting hospitals in reducing healthcare disparities through effective collection and utilization of racial, ethnicity, and language (real) data. Participants in this multi-year collaborative learn best practices and strategies from peers and experts in the field. Delaware valley patient safety and quality award promotes best practices in patient safety and quality in the southeast pa region through recognizing hospitals and other providers for their innovative contributions in advancing patient Care and disseminating their award-winning initatives.
Community Health needs assessment (chna) is a collaborative effort across 18 hospitals and Health systems in greater philadelphia. It is the first of its kind in the region. The data collection and reporting processes incorporated contributions from a wealth of stakeholders, including the voices of community leaders, community-based organizations, and community residents accross five counties (bucks, chester, delware, montgomery, and philadelphia). The 2022 regional chna was completed and released in june 2022.
Cities changing diabetes is a global program to engage multiple partners throughout philadelphia to help communities understand their unique diabetes challenges, identify areas and populations at greatest risk, and design and implement targeted solutions. Hcif provides local expertise and project management as philadelphia becomes 2nd u.s. city and 25th city in the world to launch initiative. This is a planned 3-5 year intiative with 2019 serving as "year 0," supported by a year-to-year contract with nivo nordisk. We recently secured funding for 2022 and beyond in the amount of close to 1m per year for the next three years.