Success stories help illustrate the value of integrating behavioral and physical health. Read this short example of a 13-year-old’s experience with whole-person care and how it helped rekindle hope for the patient and his parents.
Listen to Innovation Insights, a series of quick podcasts that describe the world of practice transformation through the lens of the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM). New edpisodes are added every couple of weeks and can be found on SIM's SoundCloud account. Topics include:
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SIM is contracting with Triwest to perform evaluation and continuous improvement monitoring of the SIM project. The overarching aim of the evaluation is to assess Colorado SIM progress in achieving the overall project goal of increasing access to comprehensive primary care, including integrated behavioral health, that improves the population’s health and experiences with care while containing, if not lowering, costs through value-based payment models for integrated primary care.
SIM practices are integrating behavioral health and primary care, and the work is paying off for patients, who receive multi-dimensional support from healthcare teams to improve health outcomes, lives. Find out more by reading part three of the SIM Practice Transformation Series.
Listen in to a discussion about how the Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (TCPi) empowers doctors in Colorado to redesign the healthcare system to support the delivery of high-quality care with Carol Greenlee, MD, FACE, FACP, owner, Western Slope Endocrinology, Grand Junction, state and national faculty for TCPi; Barbara Martin, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, MPH, director, Colorado State Innovation Model; and Allyson Gottsman, program manager, Colorado Health Extension System: www.youtube.com/watch?v=U61sRTsOKkg&feature=youtu.be.
Watch the third in a series of videos that outlines the payment reform piece of the Colorado State Innovation Model. This short video features many of the faces and voices of people who have been integral in creating, supporting and furthering SIM’s mission.
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Click here for more information on the SIM practices participating in cohort 1 and the bi-directional health home sites.
Innovation Insights: New way to engage with SIM
Stay connected to SIM by listening to Innovation Insights, our new podcast series. Click here to listen to the latest episode, which delves into the data SIM is collecting and how the Initiative uses this data to measure progress. We have published two podcasts so far and will be adding more on a regular basis. Check out all SIM podasts on SoundCloud and check back often for updates.
Learning from SIM cohort 1
More than 80 stakeholders gathered Jan. 18 for the inaugural SIM Symposium to share ideas, identify challenges and open dialogue between insurance companies, SIM providers and practice transformation organizations that act as guides in the process.
Secrets of success
In the third installment of our practice transformation series, Rachel Griffin, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, shares perspectives on how integrated care benefits patients and providers, and the unique skills needed for success.