CHOC has made tremendous progress on our strategic goal to create a comprehensive system of care for population health management. Our efforts have centered, in large part, on building CHOC Network, a community of primary and specialty care pediatric providers who are dedicated to a new model of care designed to improve outcomes and enhance the patient and family experience.
Most recently, CHOC’s division of population health announced the first primary care practices to join CHOC Network: Sea View Pediatrics, Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates, CHOC Primary Care Clinics and Pediatric & Adult Medicine, Inc. With 14 pediatricians and two nurse practitioners, Sea View Pediatrics has been serving children and families in four locations in south Orange County since 1973. Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates, comprised of 12 pediatricians and four nurse practitioners in four offices, has been in practice since 1977. The CHOC Primary Care Clinics, with more than 15 pediatricians in four locations, have been serving the children and families of Orange County since 1965. Pediatric & Adult Medicine, Inc., comprised of nine pediatricians in one location, has been serving the children and families of Orange County since 1978.
These practices will serve as the nidus for innovative care model redesign that includes care teams and enhanced clinical collaboration. CHOC looks forward to the new relationship with these providers and to advancing a coordinated pediatric system of care focused on proactive illness prevention, chronic, acute and post-acute care, as we continue to offer a broad range of opportunities for physicians to better align with CHOC.
In addition to the growing CHOC Network, the organization’s $17.8 million Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation “Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative” population health award is progressing nicely. CHOC, in partnership with Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, has enrolled more than 100 percent of its targeted physicians (1,453); and collaborated with them to complete innovative practice assessments aimed at identifying opportunities to enhance clinical care, and built six evidence-based clinical care guidelines for common pediatric conditions. These guidelines are being embedded in EMR systems to help guide clinical best practices.
Check out the video below with Dr. Mike Weiss, physician executive lead, population health at CHOC; Dr. James Korb, medical director, CHOC Primary Care Clinics; and Dr. Jan Johnson and Dr. Eric Ball, from Sea View and SOCPA respectively, on what this exciting initiative will mean for their patients and families.
*Pediatric & Adult Medicine, Inc. joined CHOC Network shortly after this video was created.
For more information about CHOC Network, please contact Dr. Mike Weiss or Shahab Dadjou, CHOC’s division of population health, at 714-509-9229.