California Quality Collaborative (CQC) is a healthcare improvement organization dedicated to advancing the quality and efficiency of the health care delivery system in California. The CQC will generate scalable and measurable improvement in care delivery in ways important to patients, purchasers, providers, and health plans.
Led by national experts in the field, CQC offers a range of healthcare improvement programs, including:
Healthcare quality improvement training programs engage California physicain group and hospital leadership teams to manage change across their organizations to achieve evidence-based, patient-centered care
Topic-specific collaboratives offer access to national experts and leading physician peer group leaders to facilitate the adoption of best practices in patient satisfaction, clinical care, and efficiency
Enjoy the following benefits by joining CQC healthcare improvement programs:
California plans, providers, and purchasers have a long history of collaborating to improve care.
2012: CQC increased its scope to pursue large-scale, state-wide health system improvement in chronic care and coordinated care, together with collaborating partners such as CAPG, HSAG, CHCF, and IHA. An award from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation allowed for significant expansion of the Intensive Outpatient Care Program (IOCP) which will engage 27,000 high-risk Medicare patients throughout California and Arizona in intensive care management in partnership with their respective delivery systems, health plans, and private purchasers. The Intensive Outpatient Care Program (IOCP) care delivery model uses embedded care managers in primary care teams to develop close relationships with medically complex patients and deliver highly individualized and accessible primary care, based on treatment goals specific to each patient.
2009: CQC program participation grew from the initial 38 physician groups in 2002 to 110 groups, representing 35,000 outpatient practices serving more than 13 million Californians.
2007: The program name changed to the California Quality Collaborative, with expanded programming including peer-to-peer learning and implementation support to improve patient experience, affordability of care, and clinical effectiveness
2004: The project name changed to the Breakthroughs in Chronic Care Program, in recognition that care systems to improve diabetes could assist patients with any chronic illness. The program offered structured support to physician groups to implement registries, self-management support, and planned care for patients.
2002: Efforts to improve diabetes care in California led to formation of the Diabetes CQI Project, which sponsored quarterly meetings for provider groups and plans.