Nov 13, 2018
NYC Health + Hospitals was awarded a $209,000 grant from the Commonwealth Fund to more effectively deliver complex care to high-need patients and to tap the public health system’s expertise and experience in creating and disseminating guidelines for best practices on managing high-risk populations for other safety-net systems.
The grant will fund the sharing of best practices within Health + Hospitals and support development of a new guiding document “Complex Care Implementation Guide for Safety-Net Health Systems”—a playbook to help others develop their own programs to improve care coordination for high-need patients.
“This generous grant will enable us to take what we learn and package it to benefit all safety-net health systems,” said Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, FACP, Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer at NYC Health +Hospitals. “We expect that this will result in better health outcomes and more coordinated, less fragmented, seamless care for all patients across the board. We are grateful to the Commonwealth Fund for supporting this important work.”
“The Commonwealth Fund is pleased to partner with Health + Hospitals to spread effective practices among safety-net health systems around the country to improve care for our most complex and vulnerable patients,” said Tanya Shah, Assistant Vice President for Delivery System Reform at the Commonwealth Fund. “This work will aim to help create a high-performance health system that provides better care and health outcomes for everyone.”
The Commonwealth Fund grant will support three specific components of the project:
America’s Essential Hospitals—and its AEH Institute—will serve as a collaborating partner on the project, which includes supporting NYC Health + Hospitals’ efforts to engage diverse advisors, as well as expand the reach of practical resources to other safety-net systems.
NYC Health + Hospitals is widely recognized for its leadership in value-based care efforts, which include:
“NYC Heath + Hospital’s experience in managing high-risk patients makes us the perfect partner in this endeavor, and we look forward to coordinating with America’s Essential Hospitals and the Commonwealth Fund with the ultimate goal of improving care for all of the underserved,” said Dr. Chokshi. “We’ve proven that value-based care can succeed in the largest public health care system in the country and look forward to continuing to improve the health of our most vulnerable patients.”