In 2019, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital engaged community pediatricians to jointly shape the future of pediatric healthcare. The result was the creation of the region’s first and only pediatric-specific Clinically Integrated Network (CIN).
The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Care Network (JHACCN) will transform the health of children through access to an exceptional integrated provider network to achieve the highest quality care for kids throughout the West Central Florida region.
An innovative value-based pediatric care network of independent pediatric providers, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and specialists, working together, utilizing data driven clinical guidelines and individualized plans of care, to deliver the highest quality comprehensive, coordinated care and achieve outstanding family/patient satisfaction.
What is a CIN?
There are a lot of flavors of clinical integration, but at its core a network of independent practices becomes clinically integrated when they embrace the opportunity (and risk) that comes with truly operationalizing the Triple Aim. The Triple Aim incorporates the three goals of population health, cost, and experience (access) and in current state if you focus on any two it typically comes at the cost of the third. Clinical integration creates a framework to optimize all three.
Our way of doing this is to collectively enter into value-based contracts that align financial incentives with experience (access) and population health so that they all point in the same direction, creating a rare opportunity to achieve that Triple Aim.
JHACCN Value-Based Contracting
Value-based contracting shifts many of the traditional fee-for-service incentives in healthcare where in the current-state you make more money when you do more work. Healthcare isn’t that simple and that contracting model has directly led to the rising healthcare costs in the United States. The future of healthcare knows that Primary Care is the key and that preventative services, early intervention, and high-quality care prevents unnecessary and costly acute care later on. That premise underlies JHACCN’s approach to value-based contracts and that idea is the driving principle behind what JHACCN is all about.
What does JHACCN mean for my practice?
ACCN allows community pediatricians to maintain their independence while:
- Improving patient experience
- Improving access to specialists
- Improving population health
- Enhancing provider well-being
- Reducing health care costs
By achieving collective success ACCN participants will have access to:
- Comprehensive clinical data
- Care management resources
- Enhanced value-based payer contracts
- Greater pediatric care alignment
What does JHACCN mean for my patients?
The Population Health approach combined with wraparound data feeds provides all participating providers complete information to provide the best care at the point of care.
The true benefit, however, happens outside of the point of care. JHACCN tracks patients over time, ensuring no one falls into the healthcare system cracks or have concerning trends that you otherwise might not be aware. Those patients you haven’t seen are harder or impossible to manage.
Additionally, time spent with patients is getting more and more constrained, especially for the highest risk patients. JHACCN has resources to assist with the patients you haven’t seen and the patients you don’t have the time to fully impact. The expanded provider care team in your practice and/or employed through JHACCN will collaborate and integrate into our Population Health programs to support the provider and ultimately provide better care for your patients.
Who Can Participate?
- Independent pediatricians and pediatrics specialists
- JHACH physicians
- Family physicians with large pediatric populations
- Community and rural health centers
Who Already Participates?
- Currently more than 150 independent providers representing more than 40 practices across the West Florida/Tampa Bay region (and growing!)
- More than 250 specialty providers employed through Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
- Strategic independent specialist groups
What makes JHACCN Different?
JHACCN is the ONLY Florida CIN to exclusively focus on pediatrics.
Pediatrics is often overshadowed and overlooked by the resources that come with adult healthcare, but in a value-based world where preventative care and early intervention is key, then the value of pediatrics can be traced long into adulthood. We highlight and empower providers in pediatrics better than all other CINs in the state.
JHACCN is investing in the population health infrastructure to “see through walls”. Clinical systems are notorious for “not talking to each other” and this issue of interoperability is a huge problem that allows for patients who need care to fall into the gaps that exist in our health care system. Working with our practices, health insurers, state data exchanges, and other critical clinical data systems allows us to collect the data we need to build a longitudinal patient record that lets you see in near real-time what is happening outside the walls of your own practice. This visibility lets you “see through walls” and gives you all the information you need to deliver the best care at the point of care.
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