Evaluating the Effects of EHRs, P4P and Medical Home Redesign in the Hudson Valley

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
New York State Department of Health
The Commonwealth Fund
Taconic Health Information Network and Community (THINC)
Taconic Independent Practice Association (TIPA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00793065
First received: November 14, 2008
Last updated: June 17, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

November 14, 2008
June 17, 2013
October 2008
May 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • health care quality (as determined by previously selected and approved quality indicators) [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • health care costs (as calculated by utilization) [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Evaluating the Effects of EHRs, P4P and Medical Home Redesign in the Hudson Valley
Evaluating the Effects of EHRs, P4P and Medical Home Redesign in the Hudson Valley

The investigators will conduct a longitudinal cohort study with concurrent controls. The investigators will include all primary care physicians in the Hudson Valley including family practitioners, internists, and pediatricians. The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of implementing electronic health records (EHRs), pay-for-performance incentives for physicians (P4P), and Medical Home redesign on health care quality, cost and patient experience in the Hudson Valley.

The Hudson Valley is implementing several innovative programs to potentially improve quality and reduce the cost of health care delivered. First the Taconic Health Information Network and Communities Regional Health Information Organization (THINC RHIO) is facilitating diffusion of EHRs in office practices in the Hudson Valley. Second, THINC RHIO is also offering a strategic approach to pay-for-performance. Third, an additional component of the THINC P4P project will be an added financial incentive for private practice physicians who implement and reach Level II of Physician Practice Connections® - Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)™, NCQA's new national recognition system for physician practices. Our study will seek to determine the effect of each of these initiatives on health care quality and cost of care in the Hudson Valley. We will also measure the patient experience before and after implementation of the Medical Home.

Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

All primary care physicians (i.e. general internists, pediatricians and family practice physicians) in the Hudson Valley who are members of the Taconic Independent Practice Association (IPA).

  • Quality of Health Care
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Other: Electronic health record (EHR)
    Computer-based system that allows physicians to access and manage patient records electronically.
  • Other: Medical Home redesign
    Implementation of NCQA Level II Medical Home
  • 1
    Physicians that are using paper-based medical charts and who are not receiving Medical Home redesign incentives.
  • 2
    Physicians that are using electronic health records and who are not undergoing Medical Home redesign.
    Intervention: Other: Electronic health record (EHR)
  • 3
    Physicians that are using electronic health records and undergoing Medical Home redesign.
    Interventions:
    • Other: Electronic health record (EHR)
    • Other: Medical Home redesign
Kern LM, Edwards A, Kaushal R. The patient-centered medical home, electronic health records, and quality of care. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Jun 3;160(11):741-9. doi: 10.7326/M13-1798.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Active, not recruiting
1200
May 2014
May 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary care physicians working in the offices practices in the Hudson Valley, and who are members of the Taconic IPA.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Physicians who opt out from the study.
Both
18 Years and older
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00793065
0508190240
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Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • New York State Department of Health
  • The Commonwealth Fund
  • Taconic Health Information Network and Community (THINC)
  • Taconic Independent Practice Association (TIPA)
Principal Investigator: Lisa M Kern, MD, MPH Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Principal Investigator: Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
June 2013

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