Ambulatory Quality Initiatives

On September 29, 2015, the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) was one of 39 organizations selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation to participate in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) as a Practice Transformation Network (PTN). 

Since 2015, the TCPi model has assisted primary and specialty care clinicians in improving the way they deliver care. IHC provided technical assistance to integrate quality and process improvement in daily healthcare workflows. This initiative was designed to help clinicians achieve large-scale transformation and succeed in a value-based care environment. Participating practices receive coaching, mentoring and assistance in developing core competencies specific to the TCPi Five Phases of practice transformation: 

TCPi Aims:

  • Use Data to Drive Care
  • Achieve Progress on Aims
  • Achieve Benchmark Status
  • Thrive as a Business via Pay for Value Approaches

This approach enables clinicians to become actively engaged in transformation that creates, promotes and sustains learning and improvement throughout health care. 

The Compass Practice Transformation Network (PTN) supported more than 7,000 and expanded quality improvement capacity in both primary and specialty care practices. Through TCPi, these clinicians shared clinical best practices and improved patient outcomes while reducing overall cost.