Virginia’s State Innovation Model Design

The following video highlights the work of the Virginia Center for Health Innovation and its partners over the last year to develop a State Health Innovation Plan under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services State Innovation Model (SIM) initiative.  A companion report summarizing this effort is available for download below. Virginia SIM Report Download […]

Continue reading

Now is the time to be part of a positive change in primary care

by Beth A. BortzI have exciting news to share about the Heart of Virginia Healthcare initiative. After hearing numerous concerns about the closeness of our first cohort to the date of the ICD-10 implementation, our cooperative approached AHRQ about a change to our timeframe.I am pleased to announce that they have agreed to our revised […]

Continue reading

Heart of Virginia Healthcare

by: Anton Kuzel, MD Last week, the Agency for Health Research and Quality announced the award of seven EvidenceNow: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care grants to state-level cooperatives aimed at improving the quality of care provided by small to medium practices (ten or fewer clinicians at a given site).  I am proud to say […]

Continue reading

Virginia Awarded State Innovation Model Grant Funds

Over the past two years, the Virginia Center for Health Innovation staff and our partners have worked collaboratively to lay the groundwork for the Virginia Health Innovation Plan (VHIP). The VHIP's population health improvement initiatives are designed to transform Virginia health care and achieve the Triple Aim. Today we have an exciting update to share with […]

Continue reading

Innovation Network Members focusing on Patient-Centered Care

This month we are kicking off our Innovation Focus series on the Virginia Health Innovation Network. What does this mean exactly? Every other month we’ll be highlighting a particular health innovation topic and asking Network members to share their ideas, perspectives, and experiences on that topic through a brief member survey. The following month, we’ll share […]

Continue reading