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California Quality Collaborative

PBGH created the California Quality Collaborative (CQC), a health care improvement program dedicated to helping care teams gain the expertise, infrastructure and tools they need to advance care quality, be patient-centered, improve efficiency and thrive in today’s rapidly changing environment.

The program is dedicated to advancing the quality and efficiency of the health care delivery system across all payers, and its multiple initiatives bring together providers, health plans, state and private purchasers to align goals and take action to improve the value of health care for Californians.

 

 

Program Contact

Crystal Eubanks
Senior Director, Care Redesign
ceubanks@pbgh.org

CQC Member Site

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Programs and Initiatives


The CalHIVE (Health-Impact-Value-Engagement) Network is a two-year improvement collaborative providing technical assistance to clinicians to improve remote chronic disease management of patients with diabetes and asthma within the primary care setting.


Building Capacity for Improvement

Read More about Building Capacity for Improvement

The California Quality Collaborative (CQC) offers a variety of educational and training initiatives focused on building knowledge and skills in delivery system improvement.


PBGH has developed a set of Advanced Primary Care attributes used by payers, providers and health care purchasers to incentivize high-quality, lower-cost primary care with patients at the center of every interaction.


Practice Transformation Initiative

Read More about Practice Transformation Initiative

The Practice Transformation Initiative (PTI) was a four-year initiative that engaged 4,800 clinicians statewide contracted with provider organizations to improve measures of cost, quality and patient experience.

Resources

Advanced Primary Care: Defining a Shared Standard Technical Brief

CalHIVE Program Prospectus

Past Events and Training

May 25, 2021

CQC Webinar: Back to School: Close the Gap on Pediatric Immunizations

During this California Quality Collaborative webinar, the California Department of Public Health will share statewide data trends regarding catch-up pediatric immunizations.

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March 31, 2021

CQC Webinar: Increase Depression Screening

In this meeting, attendees shared challenges and questions related to depression screening at their organizations, and identified a next step they could apply at their own organizations.

January 28, 2021

CalHIVE/Resilient Primary Care: Strengthening Your Telehealth Strategy

In this webinar, we were joined by David Ford of the California Medical Association as presenters shared a framework to strategically plan around telehealth and virtual care.

November 12, 2020

CMA & CQC Joint Webinar – Lessons from the Field: Post-Telehealth Implementation

Joint webinar with the California Medical Association (CMA) where attendees heard from clinician speakers who offered technology, workflow, and documentation improvements tested and adopted in virtual and hybrid care settings.

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Program Staff

Crystal Eubanks
Senior Director, Care Redesign
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Jose Ordoñez
Data Analyst
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Kristina Mody
Senior Manager, Care Redesign
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Michael Au
Project Manager, Care Redesign
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Peter Robertson
Director, Insights, Analytics & Data Management
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J.R. Garcia
Senior Manager, Care Redesign
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CQC Executive Committee

Alice Chen, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Covered California
Pamela Laesch, MD
Senior VP of Clinical Services, Hill Physicians Medical Group
Lance Lang, MD
Clinical Advisor, California Quality Collaborative
Peter Long, PhD
Senior Vice President of Healthcare and Community Health Transformation, Blue Shield of California
Elizabeth Mitchell
President and CEO
Kathryn Phillips, MPH
Senior Program Officer, California Health Care Foundation
Rich Seidman, MD
Steering Committee Co-Chair, 2021-2023; Chief Medical Officer, LA Care
Mike Weiss, DO
Steering Committee Co-Chair, 2020-2022; Vice President, Population Health, CHOC Children's
Dolores Yanagihara, MPH
Vice President, Performance Measurement & Analytics, Integrated Healthcare Association

CQC Steering Committee

Parag Agnihotri, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Population Health Services, UC San Diego Health
Sean Atha
SVP, Business & Program Development, Vivant Health (River City Medical Group)
Derek Chao, MD
Chief Medical Officer, HealthCare Partners
Alice Chen, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Covered California
George Christides, MS
Chief Medical Officer, Applecare Medical Group
Andy Dang, MD
Medical Director of Population Health and Post Acute Care, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
Karen Driskill
Regional Nursing Executive, West Region, Cigna
Michael Falvo, DO
Senior DIrector, Clinical Solutions, Southern California, Medical Health Services, Aetna
Susan Fleischman, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Blue Shield Promise Health Plan
Marc Hoffing, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Desert Oasis Healthcare
Stephen Hoy
Chief Operating Officer, PFCCpartners
Robert Imhoff
President, Hospital Quality Institute
Marie Jeannis, RN, MSN, CCM
Interim Executive Director, Quality & Population Health Management, CalOptima
Sayeed Khan, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Molina Healthcare
Eugene Kim, MD
Regional Chief Medical Officer, Providence St. Joseph
Pamela Laesch, MD
Senior VP of Clinical Services, Hill Physicians Medical Group
Lance Lang, MD
Clinical Advisor, California Quality Collaborative
Julia Logan, MD
Chief Medical Officer, CalPERS
Peter Long, PhD
Senior Vice President of Healthcare and Community Health Transformation, Blue Shield of California
Karen Mark, MD, PhD
Medical Director, California Department of Health Care Services
Cathrine Misquitta, PharmD, MBA
Vice President Quality Management, Health Net
Elizabeth Mitchell
President and CEO
Joyce Nuesca, MD
Regional Medical Director, West Region, Oscar Health
Kathryn Phillips, MPH
Senior Program Officer, California Health Care Foundation
Kati Phillips, MPH
Strategic Improvement Director, Valley Health Plan
Ellen Piernot, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer, Golden Valley Health Centers
David Pryor, MD
RVP Medical Director Anthem Commercial Accounts, Anthem Blue Cross
Cary Sanders, MPP
Senior Policy Director, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Mark Schafer, MD
Chief Executive Officer, MemorialCare Medical Foundation
Rich Seidman, MD
Steering Committee Co-Chair, 2021-2023; Chief Medical Officer, LA Care
Bruce Spurlock, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Cynosure Health
Sarah Summer
CEO, California Physicians Service Organization
Padma Taggarse, MMI, MBA
Executive Director, Physician Office Quality, Health Services Advisory Group
Mike Weiss, DO
Steering Committee Co-Chair, 2020-2022; Vice President, Population Health, CHOC Children's
Claudia Williams, MS
Chief Executive Officer, Manifex MedEx
Michelle Wong, MPP, MPH
Director, Care for Complex Needs, Kaiser Permanente Group
Dolores Yanagihara, MPH
Vice President, Performance Measurement & Analytics, Integrated Healthcare Association
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