I am a Patient
WHO WE ARE
The Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative is a regionally recognized clinically integrated system comprised of more than 620 physicians and three hospitals to drive targeted improvements in health care quality and efficiency. Since its inception in 2010, the Quality Collaborative has been committed to increasing the quality of care patients receive by setting higher performance and quality expectations for participating physicians.
Through our focus on prevention, optimal treatment of diseases and the coordination of care across the continuum, we are confident our efforts will continue to create value by improving outcomes for our patients and reducing costs for employers and payers.
OUR CARE IS DIFFERENT
As a patient, you understand the importance of receiving quality care. Whether it is the management of your diabetes or your heart disease, the members of the Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative are committed to managing your care.
- Patient-Centered Medical Home Network - The Quality Collaborative assisted physicians and mid-level providers in numerous practices to achieve Patient-Centered Medical Home accreditation. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) identifies practices that meet the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) criteria. The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a health care setting that emphasizes partnerships between individual patients and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patients' families. This enhanced model of care results in effective management of patients and more meaningful coordination of care.
- Care Management Infrastructure - One of the critical components of the system of care the Quality Collaborative is putting into place is the care management infrastructure that will be required to better manage high-risk patients as they transition from the acute care setting into the community. This has been accomplished by formation of the ACTT and PACTT Teams, and the ACCES clinic where high-risk patients recently discharged from the hospital can be seen in follow-up within seven days of discharge to assure they are stable and not at risk for readmission.
- Care Coordination - We have begun to embed care coordinators within some of our PHQC practices to provide additional clinical support for patients with chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes. With nursing backgrounds, these team members provide work collaboratively with the physicians and their care teams to ensure the patients are adhering to their care plan.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Our physician members are committed to providing you with all of the resources needed to assist you in managing your care. Whether a Quality Collaborative Physician or a member of the ACTT is assisting you with your care, our team of medical professionals is here for you.
If you would like to visit a Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative Physician, please call us at (803) 434-2800.