Briefs & Reports

HMA Efforts Helping to Improve Pediatric Care

HMA is proud to be one of several partners to help with Florida’s Change for Kids Initiative, a Pediatric Medical Home Demonstration Project. The project helps practices adopt multiple facets of medical homes, including being family-centered, coordinating care with other providers in the community, using electronic information exchange, and adopting best care models. Sixteen practices recently completed the learning collaborative.  

The initiative is one facet of a comprehensive effort to improve child health. HMA is funded through Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration, which is the recipient of a federal grant authorized by the 2009 Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA). Other work under way includes implementing new quality measures, improving birth outcomes, and facilitating the electronic exchange of health care information necessary to improve patient care.

To read more about Change for Kids and the 16 pediatric primary care practices that graduated from the program, visit http://ahca.myflorida.com/#an