New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Improving patient care through primary care workforce redesign
2013
Zufall Health Center, Inc.
Closed
Improving patient care through primary care workforce redesign
Zufall Health Center, Inc.
2013
Closed
Grant Award Amount
$150,000

Zufall Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, will develop and implement a two-year workforce redesign project that leverages recent renovations to its medical office site in Dover and builds on successes achieved through implementation of a Medicaid certified Electronic Health Record system and development of Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) care coordination teams. Areas of focus include integration of front office Patient Representatives into PCMH clinical care teams, introduction of group visits for patients with chronic conditions, and utilization of technology to improve effective communication with patients. Zufall Health Center will work with Primary Care Development Corporation, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding and transforming health care in underserved communities, to analyze its current operations and identify opportunities for improvement in patient care consistent with the Chronic Care Model, recognition as a PCMH, and Meaningful Use. The primary goal of this project is to optimize limited health care resources while improving patient outcomes and satisfaction.

Project
Patient-Centered Care Coordination (PC3)
Grant Recipient
Key Contact
Frances Palm
Director of Nursing
(973) 328-9100
View All: NJHI 2013: Primary Care Workforce Innovations