The Community Pathways Group is a collaborative community effort to improve patient management, deliver higher value care at a lower cost and use evidence-based approaches when available.
Participating organizations include: Group Health, Western Washington Medical Group, The Everett Clinic, Providence Physicians Group, Sea Mar Community Health Center, Providence Access Clinics, Community Health Center of Snohomish County, North Sound Emergency Medicine and Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.
Provide a collaborative community approach to care at a population level resulting in higher value care at a lower cost. The community pathways team will focus on improvement via selected areas of care and process improvement work. The team will make decisions using evidence based medicine and/or best community practices.
Key areas of focus include:
- Care standardization that guide steps of care when eliminating variation will help improve quality, make handoffs safer, easier and reduce cost.
- Share best practices, standard work and measurable outcomes related to care pathways
- Healthcare utilization and improvement opportunities
- Patient/Family centric, safe care delivered in the right care setting (e.g. home, clinic, emergency room, hospital) that is inclusive of our community
- EPIC System Optimization within our influence
- Enhance standardized communication across our community
Development and implementation of standard work
Meet the highest level of community standards/national benchmark top 5% of well managed communities in the USA
Improvement work to provide standardized systematic solutions for optimal care in the right location. Areas of key focus will be driven by areas of opportunity to gain improvement in standardization. Subgroups with appropriate clinical experts to analyze processes and bring back recommendations to the larger group can be established. The subcommittee will be encouraged to utilize process improvement and an incremental approach to the work.
Out of Scope
Contracting and reimbursement
Physicians (5-8) representing 80% of where our patients receive care in our community and clinically or improvement trained community leaders (2-3).
Community Committees Interested In Our Work
- Kaizen Improvement
- TEC Care Coordination Committee