I-MPACT is the first BCBSM collaborative to formally require participation from both hospital and physician organization (PO) leadership.
• A single cluster must contain one hospital and one or more POs.
• Each Hospital/PO cluster will include at least two patients or a patient and a family/caregiver from the target population on the in a participatory role on the initiative team.
• Each Hospital/PO cluster will select a target population for care transition improvement efforts.
Target populations available for selection
• Acute Myocardial Infarction
• Congestive Heart Failure
• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
• Skilled Nursing Facility
Useful and Practical
• Collaborative structure, processes, and outcomes need to be useful and practical in helping participants solve issues and challenges that they are facing in their care transition improvement work.
• The collaborative needs to be a forum for real-world problem-solving.
• Collaborative participants and leadership together will be accountable to deliverables and timelines established.
• Any changes to deliverables and timelines will be made as a group and communicated transparently.
• Collaborative participants and leadership together will shape the interventions and measurement systems that the collaborative will implement.
• All parts of collaborative execution will involve participant feedback and input.
Patient-centered and patient-inclusive
• The voice of the patient/family will be part of the collaborative advisory and participant structures.
• Interventions proposed will have patient/family input, understanding, and support.
• Measures of success will be meaningful to patients and families.