HHS awards $685M to support patient-centered care
- HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the agency has awarded $685 million to 39 national and regional healthcare networks.
- The initiative, named Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, attempts to help 140,000 clinicians improve quality of care and increase patients’ access to information.
- According to a prepared statement from HHS, the initiative “is one of the largest federal investments designed to support doctors and other clinicians in all 50 states through collaborative and peer-based learning networks.”
The awards are part of a strategy that assists coordination, continuity and integration of care while transitioning volume-driven systems to value-based, patient-centered, healthcare services.
Ten national organizations and healthcare professional associations will receive up to $27 million while the remaining lion’s share will go to 29 medical group practices, regional healthcare systems, and regional extension centers offering support to primary and specialty physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical pharmacists and their practices.
A full release of awards can be found here.
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