BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is proud to support P² as a community based, not-for-profit health plan. In 2015, BlueCross BlueShield invested over $2 million to more than 150 local organizations that promote physical health, community health, and our region’s health. BlueCross BlueShield believes good health is much more than the absence of illness – it’s about creating vibrant and diverse communities where all people have opportunities to thrive and live fearless.
For more information visit www.bcbswny.com/forwny
Independent Health makes it a priority to partner with numerous organizations across Western New York, with the goal to support all community members in taking greater responsibility for their health, and each year it continues to expand its initiatives.
P² Collaborative has played a key role in contributing toward accomplishing this objective by helping to establish a culture of health in our region. It is committed to aligning resources to measurably improve health and health care delivery by empowering individuals to improve their health and working to promote health care policy changes that help ensure access to high quality health care.
P² is also helping our community stay on the right path toward achieving the triple aim of better health, better care and lower costs for our entire community.
The goals of P² are closely aligned with the goals of Independent Health. Through engaging people in their health and working toward the effective delivery of health care services, Independent Health, in collaboration with others, can help influence health care costs and strengthen the overall health status of our growing region for years to come, moving the physical and fiscal health of Western New York in the right direction.
Thank you to everyone who is part of this vital mission.
Univera Healthcare is a nonprofit health insurer, based in Buffalo, that serves members across the eight counties of Western New York. We’re one of the region’s major employers, with nearly 500 people based at our headquarters on Park Club Lane in Williamsville.
Univera Healthcare is a six time medal winner in the Business First Best Places To Work in Western New York competition. We’ve been honored as among Western New York’s Healthiest Employers. And most recently, our health plan earned a perfect score of 100 percent and the designation Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality on the Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
As part of upstate New York’s largest nonprofit health insurer covering more than 1.5 million lives, Univera Healthcare plays an important role in improving the health and quality of life for our members and the communities we serve. To learn more about Univera Healthcare, follow us on:
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The IPRO Care Transitions Project Team is pleased to invite anyone interested to participate in a Learning Session webinar on Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM on NYS Department of Health Quality Initiative, Coverdell Stroke Quality Improvement and Registry Program: An Overview With Considerations in Care Transition for the Acute Stroke Patient with expert speaker Anna Colello, Esq., Director, Regulatory Compliance, Cardiac Services Program.
Through the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry (PCNASR), CDC has provided funding and technical assistance to states, including New York State, to develop, implement, and enhance systems for collecting data on patients experiencing an acute stroke, to help analyze these data, and to use those results to guide quality improvement interventions for acute stroke care. One of their goals is to encourage the development of statewide systems of care for stroke patients through coordination with emergency medical services and collaboration among statewide partners, including post-acute care providers.
In New York, the CDC Coverdell Grant supports activity in the area of partnership development, sustainability, data reporting, data quality assurance and quality improvement. The program represents collaboration between the Department of Health’s Office of Quality and Patient Safety and the Bureau of Evaluation and Research within the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention.
The foundation of this program is the existing Stroke Quality Initiative known as the NYS Stroke Designation Program. This program, in existence since 2004, requires hospitals to provide 24/7 services in ED, ICU and Stroke Unit, labs, radiology and neurosurgery either on site or through a transfer agreement. It relies on skilled and experienced staff and education of EMS, patient/family and outreach to the community, as well as, quality assurance and data collection.
Efforts are being made to work with pre and post hospital providers and it is anticipated that future funding through the CDC Coverdell program will be sought to improve those areas of care.
Download the Fax-back Registration Form below to register for the webinar. Information on access to the webinar and handout materials will be forwarded to the registrants prior to the 6/12/2014 webinar.
This program is offered free of charge and will be recorded and posted to the IPRO Care Transitions website following the event.