Building a movement to advance care quality at home
The National Home-Based Primary Care Learning Network is a 8 month-long participatory learning experience aiming to improve the care provided to homebound patients while promoting a culture of better care and continuous learning in home based medical care practices.
Learning Network participants are part of a vanguard movement to create a community of quality in home-based medical care.
If so, we invite you to apply to join The National Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) Learning Network, an 8-month-long experiential quality improvement intensive learning collaborative. In this round of the Learning Network, we will add up to 15 HBPC practices from across the country to join the 61 current Learning Network practices who have joined this community and many who have continued in the learning community beyond the 8-month intensive collaborative.
The main focus of the Learning Network is for practices to improve the care provided in home-based medical care, help to create a culture of quality improvement and continuous learning in the field, and to create a community of quality in home-based medical care.
The 8-month Learning Network experience will start with a virtual meeting in November 2023 and conclude with a virtual meeting in July 2024
Before the Learning Network kick-off meeting in November 2023, practices will be asked to conduct guided self-assessments and complete web-based exercises. Teams will complete an initial assessment of their current practice, identify opportunities for improvement, and will work between learning sessions to meet their aims.
Between in-person/virtual meetings, the Learning Network will facilitate a series of videoconference interactive learning sessions, technical assistance, and access to web-based quality improvement tools.
Practices will work together to pose and collectively answer important health care questions related to the field of home-based primary care and apply their findings to their work in the Learning Network.
Kosta Deligiannidis, MD, Northwell Health: “The Learning Network helped us embed quality improvement processes into our day-to-day practice. It helped our team and our patients.”
YungAh Lee, MD, Yale New Haven Health: “You must join the learning network. It is one of the best things our practice ever did. You cannot succeed if you are isolated – join the movement and we are stronger together.”
Paul Rondestvedt, MD, Prospero Health: “The Learning Network helped our teams identify shared goals and helped us keep our eye on our mission.”
- Practice staff and engagement team, including: Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant “Champion”, and a Practice Administrative Leader / Manager
- Support from Practice Leadership: Application requires a Letter of Support from Leadership confirming leadership support for practice participation and sharing of quality improvement data (if practice is part of a health system, letter from health system leadership; if practice is free-standing, letter from member of executive leadership of the practice)
- Practice with a commitment to continuous learning
- Designation of one clinician to serve as Learning Network Project Champion who will assure practice engagement in continuous quality improvement
- Presence of a Project Champion and Practice Administrative Leader/Manager at the ½ day virtual kickoff and 2-hour conclusory meeting and at a minimum of 80% of monthly 1-hour Learning Network Workshop meetings
- Commitment to quality improvement activities for 8-months (with an option for continued involvement) including quality measure data collection and reporting on a monthly basis for one calendar year and data entry into the Learning Network quality improvement data platform on a monthly basis
- Active participation in monthly Learning Network quality improvement activities, videoconference Workshops, and virtual meetings
- Collaborative spirit and full participation in Learning Network evaluation activities
The National Home-Based Primary Care Learning Network, led by Drs. Christine Ritchie and Bruce Leff, supported by the American Academy of Home Care Medicine, the Home Centered Care Institute, and the Duke-Margolis Health Policy Center and is funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation and The Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare.