The National Nursing Centers Consortium is one of 39 healthcare collaborative networks selected to participate in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, recently announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell, according to a news release.
NNCC will receive up to $2.1 million over four years to provide technical assistance to help equip clinicians across the country with tools, information and network support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information and spend healthcare dollars more wisely.
“As a Support and Alignment Network, NNCC and its partner, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners are very excited to support over 7,000 nurse practitioners and other clinicians to expand their quality improvement capacity, learn from one another, and achieve common goals of improved care, better health and reduced cost,” NNCC CEO Tine Hansen-Turton, said in the release.
The network will provide webinars, online courses, peer-reviewed educational content and direct in-person training to help participating clinicians meet the initiative’s phases of transformation and associated milestones, clinical and operational results.
These awards are part of a comprehensive strategy advanced by the Affordable Care Act that enables new levels of coordination, continuity and integration of care, while transitioning volume-driven systems to value-based, patient-centered, healthcare services. It builds upon successful models and programs such as the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Organization Program, Partnership for Patients with Hospital Engagement Networks and Accountable Care Organizations.