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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

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

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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

Advanced Primary Care: Defining a Shared Standard

CalHIVE Program Prospectus

Upcoming Events and Training

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March 31, 2021

CQC Webinar: Increase Depression Screening

Learn how health care providers adapted behavioral health screening to better support their patients and meet their needs remotely. 

Past Events and Training

January 28, 2021

Resilient Primary Care

The recent public health emergency confirmed that high quality, patient-centered primary care is the essential core of an effective, efficient health system.

August 6, 2020

Optimize Virtual Chronic Disease Care

Attendees discussed opportunities and identified challenges in sustaining virtual chronic disease care, and heard how participation in our CalHIVE Network can improve telehealth operations.

June 24, 2020

Accelerating Integrated Care (AIC)

Focused on highlighting peer successes integrating behavioral health into primary care, this series is for provider organizations (typically medical groups and independent practice associations rather than practices) and payers who are interested in building the resiliency of communities and primary care teams by taking the next steps in integrating behavioral health into primary care.

May 29, 2020

COVID-19: Peer Sharing

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, small practices and IPAs made remarkable progress implementing and expanding telehealth in a very short timeframe, providing critical care to their patients.

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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
Peggy Haines, RN
VP, Quality Management, Health Net
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
Chief Medical Officer, LA Care
Mike Weiss, DO
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, UCSD
Sean Atha
VP, 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 Christedes, MS
Chief Medical Officer, Applecare Medical Group
Laura Clapper, MD
Market Medical Executive – S Calif-Nevada, Cigna HealthCare
Andy Dang, MD
Medical Director of Population Health and Post Acute Care, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
Anisha Dua, MSN, FNP
Director, Clinical Quality Management CA, Anthem Blue Cross
Michael Falvo, DO
Senior DIrector, Clinical Solutions, Southern California, Medical Health Services, Aetna
Susan Fleischman, MD
Senior DIrector, Clinical Solutions, Southern California, Medical Health Services, Blue Shield Promise Health Plan
Betsy Ha, RN, MS, MBB
Executive Director, Quality & Population Health Management, CalOptima
Peggy Haines, RN
VP, Quality Management, Health Net
Marc Hoffing, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Desert Oasis Healthcare
Robert Imhoff
President, Hospital Quality Institute
Phil Jackson
CEO, Health Plan Products, Sutter Health
Sayeed Khan, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Molina
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
Terence Offenberger, MD
Medical Director, SCAN Health Plan
Kathryn Phillips, MPH
Senior Program Officer, California Health Care Foundation
Ellen Piernot, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer, Golden Valley Health Centers
David Pryor, MD
RVP Medical Director Anthem Commercial Accounts, Anthem Blue Cross
Mark Schafer, MD
Chief Executive Officer, MemorialCare Health System
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
Dennis Weaver, MD
Chief Clinical Officer, Oscar Health
Mike Weiss, DO
Vice President, Population Health, CHOC Children's
Jennifer Wieckowski, MSG
State Program Director, Health Services Advisory Group
Claudia Williams, MS
Chief Executive Officer, Manifex MedEx
Michelle Wong, MPP, MPH
Director, Care for Complex Needs, Kaiser
Dolores Yanagihara, MPH
Vice President, Performance Measurement & Analytics, Integrated Healthcare Association