Learning Collaboratives

MeHI’s Learning Collaboratives provide a forum for stakeholders to discuss and address topics that challenge the healthcare community. Participants share their experiences and develop innovative resources to help other healthcare professionals and organizations. MeHI hosts the Learning Collaboratives based on topics identified in cooperation with participants.

The goal of each Learning Collaborative is twofold:

  • Bring together a diverse group of participants, representing multiple healthcare sectors from areas across the Commonwealth, to offer their unique perspectives on the selected topic; and
  • Use those perspectives to generate a comprehensive set of resources that can be shared with the broader healthcare community.

To suggest a topic or join a future Learning Collaborative, please Contact Us.

Fall 2016 series: Behavioral Health Information-Sharing

Working with representatives from 18 diverse healthcare organizations, MeHI developed tools to facilitate information-sharing in Behavioral Health settings. The tools were designed to help providers communicate the benefits of sharing patient information, as well as understand the clinical and legal considerations involved with Behavioral Health disclosures.

The resources generated through this Learning Collaborative include:

  • a consent template;
  • an informational handout for patients; and
  • three discussion documents for providers.

Please note: The communication tools were developed and vetted by members of the Learning Collaborative and reviewed by legal counsel. They are provided below in editable format to allow organizations to customize the documents with their name, logo, and contact information. MeHI advises against making substantive changes to the content, unless those changes are reviewed and approved by an organization’s own legal representatives.

Tools:

Administrator FAQs
Consent Template
Patient Handout
Patient Talking Points
Provider Discussion Document

Fall 2017 series: Interoperability and Workflow

In partnership with representatives from 20 healthcare organizations, MeHI developed a set of planning resources for organizations that seek to participate in Health Information Exchange (HIE). These resources facilitate the design and implementation process and enable the technical and clinical workflow decisions required to make interoperability and HIE were designed to work in a diverse variety of care settings, offering universal best practices while also allowing for customization of the approach.

The set of resources produced through this Learning Collaborative includes:

  • a comprehensive HIE Use Case Planning Form; and
  • an HIE Technology and Workflow Project Plan.

Interoperability and Workflow Tools:

Coming Soon: Spring 2018 series

The Spring 2018 Learning Collaborative workshops will build upon the work of the Fall 2017 series, with an emphasis on increasing HIE adoption on the receiving side of the exchange through process improvement. Topics will cover people-oriented process and change management strategies that aim to incorporate HIE technology into the workflows to the advantage of the practice, its patients, and its employees. More information will become available soon. Please contact Lis Renczkowski at renczkowski@masstech.org if you are interested in participating.

Pilot Program

Planning to put any of the Learning Collaborative tools to use in your organization? Please contact us to learn more about the opportunity to give your feedback through our pilot program.