Integrated Healthcare Association Recognizes Woodland Healthcare for Quality Improvement in Patient Care
Woodland, CA, October 10, 2012 – Woodland Healthcare has been named one of the most improved physician organizations in the state by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a not-for-profit association aimed at promoting quality improvement, accountability and affordability. This award recognizes Woodland Healthcare’s improvement in three quality measurement domains: meaningful use of health IT; patient experience; and clinical measures that include priority conditions such as cardiovascular, diabetes, musculoskeletal, respiratory, and prevention.
Among IHA’s programs is Pay for Performance (P4P), which is the largest non-governmental physician incentive program in the U.S. and includes eight health plans and nearly 200 medical organizations, including Woodland Healthcare. The program includes approximately 35,000 physicians who provide care for about 10 million members. The P4P program rewards hospitals, physician practices and other providers with both financial and non-financial incentives based on performance on select measures. Sponsors of the P4P program include government agencies, health insurance plans, employers, and health care providers. The P4P program enables physician organizations to earn health plan incentive payments based upon performance against a set of quality and efficiency measures.
IHA recognizes participating P4P physician organizations whose composite scores have improved the most over the previous year with the Ronald P. Bangasser, MD, Memorial Award for Quality Improvement. Woodland Healthcare was one of eight physician organizations to receive the award this year and the only one in the Sacramento region to receive it.
“Woodland Healthcare is constantly working to improve the care we provide to our patients,” says Michael Patmas, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Woodland Healthcare. “Having the IHA recognize the actions we have taken to do so in the past year, including our commitment to improving the patient experience is very gratifying.”
The IHA is a statewide leadership organization focused on creating breakthrough improvements in health care services for Californians through collaboration among key stakeholders, including health care providers. The organization promotes accountability and transparency through health care standards, measurement, rewards, and providing information to third parties for public reporting.
Woodland Healthcare is an integrated health network, comprised of Woodland Clinic and Woodland Memorial Hospital.