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Arkansas Clinic Transformation

Better Outcomes in Chronic Disease Take Teamwork

Arkansas Clinic Transformation (ACT) is a 12-month program that helps clinics improve how they manage their chronic disease population. Our team will help your clinic manage and report data, train you to manage at a new level and prepare your practice for Meaningful Use, beyond Patient Centered Medical Home status and CPC+. It involves real change in your processes with team learning sessions, mentoring from our ACT team and collaborating with other clinics.

 

Who Can Participate

ACT is open to primary care practices affiliated with a hospital, health system or practice network. Private primary care practices (family, internal medicine or specialty practices that serve as primary care centers) can also apply as well as federally qualified health centers.

 

Why Apply?

The short-term investment of time is small compared to the long-term reward. Our guidance team’s goal is to help you be proactive rather than reactive to the new model of healthcare delivery. We’ll help you with your data reporting and teach you how to identify and manage high-risk patients, enhance patient-centered interactions and ultimately improve your practice quality. Other benefits include:

  • Up to 25 hours of continuing education
  • Up to $25,000 to offset costs
  • Networking opportunities with other clinics
  • Designated IT personnel to help with EMR

Applications have Closed for 2017.

 

How Much Does It Cost?

Approved clinics will receive up to $25,000 per grant to cover costs. These funds will be used to cover team registration for the 6 learning sessions, mileage expenses, webinar/conference calls, email support, technical assistance or personnel costs.

 

Clinics We’ve Served

This will mark our 14th year of training 26 clinics from across the state. The staff of Boston Mountain Rural Health Clinic in Marshall, Arkansas, tell their story of how ACT energized and improved the care of their patients.

How ACT Supports You

  • Assures that practices and provider panels are accurate for data reporting
  • Maps current clinical processes and reviews provider and staff responsibilities
  • Recommends modifications to EMR registries and templates to manage the patient population and produce accurate baseline data reports
  • Trains the provider champion and improvement team for quality patient care
  • Gives monthly feedback on data improvement
  • Conducts monthly webinar/conference calls to highlight problems and provide support

 

What’s Expected

ACT is a partnership between you and the ACT team. If chosen as one our ACT clinics, there are some expectations. Your leader and team must support the practice’s redesign and work to improve patient outcomes. You will need to meet weekly to select changes to test and evaluate the new processes and outcomes. Timely monthly data and change reports are critical as well as attending monthly webinar/conference calls and a quarterly learning session at UAMS.

 

Your ACT Team

Sarah Adolph, MD, DrPH
Chronic Disease Evaluator
Arkansas Department of Health

 

 

Heidi Charton, BA
ACT Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Health

 

 

Stacey George, MSN, APRN, PCMH CCE
Outreach Specialist, Practice Transformation
Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care

 

 

Matt Mitchell, BS
Health Care Systems Domain Lead
Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Branch
Arkansas Department of Health

 

 

ACT is administered by the Arkansas Department of Health and supported by the following:

  • Arkansas Department of Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Branch and Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program
  • Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Inc.
  • Arkansas Diabetes Advisory Council
  • Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care
  • Chronic Disease Coordinating Council
  • DHS Division of Medical Services
  • Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Coalition
  • Randy D. Walker Clinic
  • UAMS Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, CME Division
  • UAMS Geriatric Education Center