PCR 4.0 (2014)

PCR 4.0 was a focus on the Medical Neighborhood and transitions of care. This collaborative included not only primary care practices and their patients; it also involved specialty practice teams as well. As in past PCRs, these practices worked together on a three part goal of improving patient health outcomes, improving the experience of the healthcare team (patient/providers and staff) and reducing the cost of delivering care by reducing waste and increasing efficiency.

Collaborative Meeting 1: January 2014 – Building Patient Centered Medical Neighborhoods

Collaborative Meeting 2: July 2014 – The Medical Neighborhood: Coming to Agreement about Care Coordination

Collaborative Meeting 3: November 2014 – PCR 4.0 Workgroup final report and Healthcare Community discussion regarding referrals

PCR 3.0 (2012 – 2013)

The third Primary Care Renewal (PCR 3.0) collaborative was a deep dive into a few of the concepts presented in PCR 2.0; Access & Continuity of Care and Plan, Manage and Coordinate Patient Care.

PCR 3.0 provided tools for teams to incorporate into their practice workflows to improve outcomes, while being involved in a rigorous pursuit of improvement on measures and patient experience.  Each team continued to work with their Patient Partners and a Practice Coach.

PCR 1.0 and 2.0 (2009-2011)

Primary Care Renewal (PCR) 1.0 and 2.0 was a collaborative of 18 teams from primary care, internal medicine and pediatric offices working together toward transforming their practices into Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). These teams have a unique perspective, compared to other California and national PCMH efforts, as they have included patient representatives (Patient Partners) on their teams. Also representing the patient perspective in these collaboratives was a 19th team called POET (Peer Outreach and Education Team) made up of patient advocates who teach others about the essential components necessary to live with chronic disease. The teams came together every other month to hear speakers on PCMH transformation, share best practices with each other, enjoy the company of colleagues, and work on improvement projects in their offices.

For more information, contact Rosemary Den Ouden at the IPA at 707.443.4563 x39.