Practice Transformation refers to planned changes to the processes, policies and systems inside a clinic or practice. Each practice that takes on projects to transform the way they provide care sets its own goals tailored to their setting and particular needs. Planned changes may be sat the clinic or organizational level.
The "Hub" is one of the key investment areas of Healthier Washington, Washington State's State Innovation Model (SIM) grant, and is managed by the Washington State Department of Health. The Hub has three components to help advance Healthier Washington's goals to catalyze health system transformation across the state including practice coaching, facilitation, and training program that is talked about in this resource.
The Portal is an interactive platform designed to help primary and behavioral health practices across Washington State by:
Providing curated resources and vetted training materials to help with bi-directional primary and behavioral health integration, payment reform, and other issues.
Helping practices connect with local resources as part of a team-based approach to care.
Linking with the Accountable Communities of Health, local public health and other partners to address the unique needs of each region.
The Portal is part of the Practice Transformation Support Hub, a Healthier Washington initiative managed by the Washington State Department of Health. The Portal is developed, curated and maintained by the University of Washington’s Department of Family Medicine Primary Care Innovation Lab (PCI-Lab).