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    Mayo Clinic receives Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative award

Collaborative network will join federal government and other partners in supporting large-scale health care transformation among clinician practices

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ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Practice Transformation Network is one of 39 health care collaborative networks selected to participate in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, announced today by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. Mayo Clinic will receive up to $9.7 million to provide technical assistance support to help equip clinicians in the Mayo Practice Transformation Network with tools, information and network support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information and spend health care dollars more wisely.

This initiative is a collaboration between the Mayo Clinic Office of Population Health Management (OPHM) and the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery (CSHCD). It is led by principal investigator Nilay Shah, Ph.D., health services researcher in the CSHCD, and co-principal investigator Kari Bunkers, M.D., primary care physician in the Mayo Clinic Health System and medical director of the OPHM.

MEDIA CONTACTS:  Elizabeth Zimmermann Young, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu

The Mayo Practice Transformation Network will support 1,200 clinicians to expand their quality improvement capacity, learn from one another and achieve common goals of improved care, better health and reduced cost. The network will provide technical assistance related to integrated behavioral health, re-admissions, chronic disease management, medication therapy management, shared decision-making and management of patients with complex medical issues, including multiple chronic conditions.

“Mayo Clinic is committed to pursuing goals that improve health and transform health care delivery for patients everywhere,” says Dr. Shah. “This award provides us the opportunity to greatly enhance our capabilities to do so, and we expect to see our more than 75 community-based practices become not only patient-centered, but also high-performing, evidence-based care providers.”

“We anticipate significant improvements in patient experience, while reducing overall costs within the system and for patients,” says Dr. Bunkers. “This will also enable the transition of clinicians and practices in the Mayo Practice Transformation Network from a primarily fee‐for‐service payment-based care delivery model to a value‐based care delivery model.”

These awards are part of a comprehensive strategy advanced by the Affordable Care Act that enables new levels of coordination, continuity and integration of care, while transitioning volume-driven systems to value-based, patient-centered, health care services. It builds upon successful models and programs such as the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Organization Program, Partnership for Patients with Hospital Engagement Networks, and Accountable Care Organizations.

For more information on the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, visit http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Transforming-Clinical-Practices/.


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About Mayo Clinic Health System
Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities that serve the health care needs of people in 60 communities in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home. For more information, visit http://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/.

About Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
Established in 2011, the center brings together leading physicians and medical researchers in collaboration with experts from other academic disciplines (including systems engineers, health economists, social scientists, and epidemiologists) to design, implement and share new models of clinical care for the improvement of health and health care delivery. For more information, visit http://www.mayo.edu/cshcd.