To refine and further develop the Taking Action on Overuse Framework, and build tools and resources from real-world experience, the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation is partnering with three health care organizations representing different health care settings. What we learn will inform the evolution of our Framework and change package and the production of an implementation guide.
Swedish Medical Group is a large hospital system in the Puget Sound area of Washington state. Their work will look at the phenomenon of “familiar faces”—patients who have a high readmission rate. They will create Care Plans for select patients in this cohort while tracking correlated utilization reduction.
UCLA Health will focus on reducing the use of upper endoscopy for gastroesophageal reflux disease without red flag signs or symptoms. The UCLA team may expand their work to other areas of low-value care for this project depending on available time and resources.
The Missouri Primary Care Association will focus on reducing inappropriate opioid prescribing among primary care provider organizations in the state. These efforts will build on existing efforts, including a Missouri Foundation for Health-supported program to improve chronic pain management, which emphasizes the importance of team-based care and population management approaches.