PHMI Reaches Midpoint of First Cohort Implementation

A major PHMI milestone was met at the end of June, as the initiative has now reached the midpoint of implementation with our cohort of Community Health Centers (CHCs). There are many accomplishments to celebrate and recognize thus far, including:

  • CHCs began implementation with the administration of the Population Health Management Capabilities Assessment Tool (PhmCAT). From there, each CHC identified their team and met with coaches to review their assessments, set goals, and create action plans.
  • Work with coaches and subject matter experts (SMEs) began with the four Building the Foundation (BtF) areas. CHCs completed business case tools for financial planning and sustainability, developed care teams and empanelment models, and improved capacity to report on HEDIS metrics. In addition to completing bi-annual core measure reporting, as of July 1, 2024, 98 percent of the total BtF minimum standards are either met or in progress across our cohort of CHCs. And, congratulations to the following CHCs that have met the minimum standards: Anderson Valley (Boonville), Petaluma Health Center, West County Health Centers (Sonoma County), and Redwood Rural Health Center!
  • CHCs participating in Release 1 of the PHMI Platform have provided significant support for implementation activities, including: Advisory Council/Initial Review Group (i.e., CHC steering committee for Release 1 implementation), training of key super users, EHR data ingestion into the platform, and engaging third-party data source providers (e.g., QHIOs/HIEs, MCPs, etc.). Go-live for Release 1 is expected for the end of 2024.
  • There were great conversations at the Statewide Learning Session we held in Long Beach last March. Participation was powerful and helped to create a rich environment that brought together other critical stakeholders such as the RACs, CPCA, and DHCS.
  • Many CHCs are attending the monthly PHMI Learning Action Network webinars, designed to provide regional and statewide learning opportunities, and providing helpful feedback on these events.
  • CHCs contributed to the initiative’s evaluation through numerous activities, enabling us all to learn from this work.

The ongoing engagement and diligence of our CHCs have provided invaluable feedback, helping to continuously improve PHMI and our collective efforts.

We thank and congratulate everyone involved in PHMI for their efforts and look forward to building on these accomplishments to improve health outcomes for respective patient populations.