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CIN Partners Share: The Engine for Excellent Care, New Directions for Primary Care Teams

In May of 2016, California Improvement Network partners met to discuss the different ways in which team-based care improves outcomes and helps providers meet their goals.

Team-based care is an essential ingredient in achieving the Quadruple Aim: improved population health, improved patient experience, improved provider and staff experience, and reduced cost. Evaluators have cited team-based care as the most promising strategy for improving primary care, but also as one of the most challenging changes associated with practice transformation.

The partner organizations of the California Improvement Network (CIN) met in May 2016 to reflect on the continued evolution of team-based care. Participants and invited presenters shared how they are changing the composition and the work of care teams to meet new challenges (such as better tailoring care for patient populations with different needs) and to capitalize on new opportunities (such as virtual care and changing payment models).

The meeting included presentations from:

  • Los Angeles County’s Care Connections Program
  • Permanenta Medical Group of Southern California
  • Health Management Associates
  • Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center.