Small Healthcare Provider Quality Improvement Grant

Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions, Inc. was awarded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant (SHCP – QI) for a second time in 2016. The grant funds a 3 year project to implement an evidence-based quality improvement model that tests the efficacy of systemic changes on a specific set of quality metrics, using health information technology to track and report on quality and cost. The goal is to promote the development of an evidence-based culture and encourage the delivery of care that benefits from coordination among medical team members and provider entities in the primary care setting. Specific objectives center on enhanced chronic disease management, with a focus on diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Project Objectives:

  • Improve diabetes and cardiovascular disease chronic care management practices by promoting the development of an evidence-based culture and delivery of coordinated care in the primary care setting
  • Support utilization of Certified Electronic Health Technology (CEHRT) for real-time chronic disease population identification: detailed reporting; clinical decision support; patient outreach; patient portal education and utilization, and tracking and reporting of population specific data
  • Support clinic participation in quality initiatives such as Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), CMS Quality Payment Program, and Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Sets (HEDIS)

Claudia Chavez-Krebs, Quality Initiatives Program Coordinator and Application / Data Specialist, Kristopher DeLoose, serve 40+ participating clinic sites throughout the Upper Peninsula.

Click here to learn more about Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions’ approach to supporting quality improvement practices across the Upper Peninsula.