Providers

The Greater Detroit Area Health Council is committed to improving the health care system to make is easier for medical professionals to provide high-quality care to patients.  Providers can contribute to this goal by participating in the GDAHC teams below.  If you are interested in participating in or have questions about these teams, please contact Lisa Mason, Vice President of Cost Quality, at lmason@gdahc.org or (313)596-0811.

Southeast Michigan “See You in 7” Hospital Collaborative Planning Team

The “See You in 7” Planning Team provides oversight for the Southeast Michigan “See You in 7” Hospital Collaborative, the goal of which is to reduce hospital readmission for patients discharged with heart failure by improving the early follow-up process. Twelve hospitals in Southeast Michigan are participating in the year-long hospital collaborative. The project is managed by the Greater Detroit Area Health Council and the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.  For slides from each of the Collaborative sessions, please click on the links below.

Session 1 Slides
Session 2 Slides
Session 3 Slides
Session 4 Slides
Session 5 Slides
Session 6 Slides
Session 7 Slides
Session 8 Slides
Session 9 Slides

To view a list of "See You in 7" Planning Team members, click here.

Emergency Department Utilization Team

GDAHC’s multi-stakeholder EDU Team develops strategies to reduce emergency department use for primary care physician (PCP) treatable conditions.

The EDU Team developed a poster that guides patients on the appropriate use of the emergency department using the visual aid of a "stoplight." The Emergency Department Stoplight Poster is available in various sizes, free of charge, for your organizations' use. To reserve your posters, click the following link:

Interest Form for Emergency Department Stoplight Poster

The Emergency Department Stoplight Poster is also available for you to download and print on your own. Click on the following link:

Emergency Department Stoplight Poster

 

Strategies related to improving access to primary care physicians were used in a successful pilot program with Oakland Southfield Physicians and Blue Care Network.  To access the Toolkit items used in the EDU Pilot, please click on the following links:

Welcome Letter
Access to Care Policy
After-Hours Telephone Script
Post-ED Visit Letter

For helpful tips on how to use the Toolkit, please click on the following Implementation Guide. To learn more about the GDAHC EDU Pilot, please see the EDU Pilot Description and the PCP Access Pilot Background (click here to access the detailed version).

The EDU Team also developed tips on when to use the emergency room, which can be accessed by clicking here.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation featured the EDU Team pilot that used primary care office management to reduce Emergency Department use and can be viewed HERE.
 
 

To view a list of the Emergency Department Utilization Team members, click here.

Patient Experience of Care Workgroup

The Michigan Patient Experience of Care Workgroup was formed in partnership with Alliance for Health from west Michigan to expand the number of practices measuring patient experience of care and to assist practices in implementing activities to improve patients’ care experiences.

To view a list of Patient Experience of Care Workgroup members, click here.

Measurement and Reporting Team

The Measurement and Reporting Team oversees GDAHC’s public reporting on myCareCompare.org, including our Physician Organization Reports, which measure the performance of more than 4,000 physicians in southeast Michigan. The team is responsible for identifying, adding and / or modifying clinical conditions for performance measurement and public reporting.

To view a list of Measurement and Reporting Team members, click here.