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Dynamic and More Flexible Expansion Planned for Strategies for Success as a Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative

BALTIMORE, MD—May 22, 2017—The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and its collaborating partners, Med-IQ and ArcheMedX, are pleased to announce a more dynamic, engaging, and flexible initiative being developed in response to the successes and lessons learned from the 2015-2017 Strategies for Success as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (Strategies for Success).

The new 2017-2019 expansion will build on the first phase by placing greater emphasis on quality measures, enhanced collaboration, and care coordination, while setting the foundation for future quality improvement initiatives within the NCQA PCMH network of clinical practices.

The expansion will create therapeutic area–themed months to align with national awareness campaigns and initiatives. During each month and throughout the life of the initiative, education will be developed to address outstanding practice challenges and educational needs identified by learners in the first phase. Additional enhancements include:

  • Increased accessibility through a live and enduring Webinar series
  • Greater focus on quality measures and ways to implement processes to focus on these measures
  • New ways to share best practices across PCMH practices
  • Continuous engagement through the ArcheTeam platform and the use of more dynamic content models that provide greater flexibility in access to practical information

The first phase of Strategies for Success enrolled nearly 600 practices, averaging more than 3 team members per practice and demonstrating significant improvements in many pre-specified metrics including:

  1. Increased use of standardized screening tools to identify patients with major depressive disorder in the primary care setting
  2. Increased awareness and action planning of patients with type 2 diabetes who are not at goal
  3. Increased discussions between patients and providers related to lower urinary tract symptoms
  4. Increased testing for HCV among patients born between 1945 and 1965
  5. Increased development of individualized treatment plans for patients who are overweight
  6. More frequent calculation of patients’ 10-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease

The Strategies for Success initiative is unlike any educational programming that I’ve witnessed in my nearly 20 years in continuing professional development,” said William Mencia, MD, Vice President of Education and Medical Affairs at Med-IQ. “Not only is this initiative transformative in the way that it addresses both the clinical and process-oriented needs of the practices, but it does so in a manner that engages the clinical and non-clinical staff and gets the entire practice communicating and collaborating to improve patient outcomes.”

By leveraging a more dynamic and flexible implementation of the ArcheTeam platform, NCQA and MedIQ have an even greater opportunity to support the types of team-based, collaborative learning that have been shown to be critical in supporting practice improvement,” said Brian S. McGowan, PhD, FACEhp, Chief Learning Officer at ArcheMedX. “Phase one demonstrated that team-based learning is both unique and necessary. In phase two, we intend to increase the scale of the initiative and drive even greater engagement and accessibility to support the team-based transformation to a quality culture.”

For more information, please look for our partners at the Alliance Industry Summit in Philadelphia this week or contact William Mencia, Vice President, Education and Medical Affairs at Med-IQ at [email protected] or 443-543-5135.

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Joel is a digital innovation leader who has spent the past 15 years improving access to information and data across the life science and healthcare industries as an entrepreneur, board member, and advisor. He co-founded and currently leads ArcheMedX, which applies behavioral science to transform learning and generate actionable insights for Healthcare and Life Science organizations.

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