A bridge to better health

2014 Annual Report

2014 was an incredible year filled with growth, transformation and measurable progress that we are eager to share with our many partners, supporters and greater community.

First, we took a bold step and transitioned our stategrown initiative, known as the Rhode Island Chronic Care Sustainability Initiative, to a formally incorporated non-profit organization, now the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island (CTC). We are governed by a new Board of Directors, with a mission focused on leading the transformation of primary care in an integrated health care system, while improving the quality, affordability and patient experience of care, as well as the health of the populations we serve.

Over the past year, we incorporated new strategies to better meet patient needs, improve patient health and control costs. Programs we launched throughout different parts of the state, including our pilot Community Health Teams and work to integrate behavioral health, target many of our most high-risk and high-need patients and are indeed making an impact. But our work didn’t stop there. We proudly expanded our Collaborative to include an additional 25 primary care practice sites.

With our practices now serving more than 300,000 Rhode Islanders, we are well on our way to our long-term goal of siginificantly increasing statewide access to patient-centered medical homes.

Our most experienced practices reported a 7.2% reduction in hospital admissions. Further, our practices reported higher patient experiences compared to other Medicare Advanced Primary Care Program (MAPCP) states, improvement in clinical outcomes as practices progress through transformation stages, and we officially rolled out our Community Health Team pilot

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