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Learning Collaborative

Collaborative learning occurs when a group of individuals or organizations share information and experiences in an effort to drive change and seek improvement for a common purpose. The RHP 17 Learning Collaborative seeks to achieve regional impact through shared learning, community engagement, and celebration of success. We believe there can be great benefit to the region at large when stakeholders come together in activities designed to foster collaboration and dialogue geared toward learning and continuous quality improvement.

The design of the RHP 17 learning collaborative is a version of the CMS-recommended IHI model, modified to accommodate our smaller, more rural region. The collaborative structure is very similar to that of our sister region, RHP 8 in Round Rock, and our larger regional counterpart in Houston, RHP 3, to allow participation across regions by interested providers.

"Individual" and "Regional" mechanisms for learning and sharing, fed by "Core" components, work in a continuous cycle to promote quality improvement and positive regional impact as illustrated below.

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Individual

  • Innovator Agents (all of us)
  • Peer to Peer Opportunities
    • On the Spot webinars/speakers (RHP 8)
    • Outside work groups/activities (RHP 3)
  • Self-paced Training Tools
  • Special Issue Management
  • Project Management Data Analysis

General Purpose/Scope

  • PDSA knowledge spread
  • Tailored learning
  • Issue management

Core

Regional Events

  • Two face-to-face events per year
  • Hosted by Anchor and/or other RHP cohosts
  • Open to ALL interested stakeholders

Regional Focus Areas/Work Groups

  • Ad hoc and topical focus areas
  • Volunteer facilitators/co-facilitators
  • Group aims defined by participants

General Purpose/Scope

  • Qualitative data sharing
  • Milestone data sharing/lessons learned
  • Reporting on implementation of PDSA

Regional

  • Monthly Status Calls
  • Topical Webinars
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Stakeholder/Performing Provider Opportunities
  • Annual Reports
  • Celebrations

General Purpose/Scope

  • Broad regional sharing
  • Continuous learning
  • Qualitative data sharing
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OUTCOMES:   Qualitative Focus Areas   →  Peer-to-Peer Engagement  →  Provider Topic Areas and/or Work Groups  →  PDSA/Best Practices  →  Regional Impact

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Individual

  • Innovator Agents (all of us)
  • Peer to Peer Opportunities
    • On the Spot webinars/speakers (RHP 17)
    • Outside work groups/activities (Other RHPs)
  • Self-paced Training Tools
  • Special Issue Management
  • Project Management Data Analysis

General Purpose/Scope

  • PDSA knowledge spread
  • Tailored learning
  • Issue management

Core

Regional Events

  • Two face-to-face events per year
  • Hosted by Anchor and/or other RHP cohosts
  • Open to ALL interested stakeholders

Regional Focus Areas/Work Groups

  • Ad hoc and topical focus areas
  • Volunteer facilitators/co-facilitators
  • Group aims defined by participants

General Purpose/Scope

  • Qualitative data sharing
  • Milestone data sharing/lessons learned
  • Reporting on implementation of PDSA

Regional

  • Monthly Status Calls
  • Topical Webinars
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Stakeholder/Performing Provider Opportunities
  • Annual Reports
  • Celebrations

General Purpose/Scope

  • Broad regional sharing
  • Continuous learning
  • Qualitative data sharing
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OUTCOMES:   Qualitative Focus Areas   →  Peer-to-Peer Engagement  →  Provider Topic Areas and/or Work Groups  →  PDSA/Best Practices  →  Regional Impact

Learning Opportunities

RHP 8 and 17 Joint Learning Collaborative Event - July 25, Georgetown, Texas


RHP 8 & 17 will be hosting our DY8 learning collaborative event at the Georgetown Health Foundation on Thursday, July 25, 2019. This event will focus on rural health and feature a joint presentation by Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas' Dr. Robert Morrow (President, Houston and Southeast Texas) and Texas A&M Rural & Community Health Institute's Dr. Nancy Dickey (Executive Director). Dr. Morrow and Dr. Dickey will share insight on their partnership to better address rural health challenges and BCBS Texas' Rural Health Initiative. In addition, attendees will hear from Mr. Quang Ngo of the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals and Mr. Andy Vasquez of the Texas Health & Human Services Commission. 

Contact the RHP 17 Anchor Team to RSVP for this event. Attendance is free and open to all interested stakeholders, but RSVP is required. 

Peer-to-Peer Opportunity:

Stay tuned for any upcoming peer-to-peer learning collaborative events happening in other regions.

Regional Work Group

The Cohort work group's aim is to bring together DSRIP providers and other RHP stakeholders, who have similar projects, goals and interests in identified focus areas. The objective of this group is to foster collaboration through focused quality improvement activities in an effort to promote efficiencies and improve health care delivery and access throughout the region.

The RHP 17 Anchor Team assists in facilitating discussions amongst providers and community partners. The group works collaboratively to establish identified goals and aims.

To learn more about the group and find out when the next meeting is, visit our Cohort Work Group page.

Last edited by: spurlin 07/19/2019