RHP 6 Summit and Learning Collaborative

RHP 6 Hosts Summit & Learning Collaborative

More than 300 community stakeholders committed to improving health and transforming care in Texas converged in San Antonio on May 21-22, 2014. Attendees included executives, administrators, clinicians, DSRIP project team members, public health professionals, and other  community members. The agenda, registrant list, presentations, and posters are available below.



Speaker Bios

Welcome and Overview - Ted Day, MSHA, MBA     View presentation

The Impact of the 1115 Waiver on Public Health and Community Needs

Population Change in Texas: Implications for Health Care and Socioeconomic Development

HHSC Perspective on the Waiver

Panel: Perspectives from Performing Providers

The Role of Medicaid Managed Care Organizations in the 1115 Waiver

The RHP 6 Plan: Milestones Past, Present, and Future

The Role of the Health Information Exchange

Panel: Learning Collaboratives – Value, Strategy, and Progress

Models for Improvement

Reducing Potentially Preventable Readmissions through Collaborative Efforts

Learning Collaborative Concurrent Sessions – see below




Learning Collaborative Materials 

RHP 6 Learning Collaborative Summit

The 2nd Annual RHP 6 Learning Collaborative Summit was a huge success! Thanks to all who attended.

Summit2 invite

Please note: HHSC held  a public hearing on the Medicaid 1115 Waiver immediately prior to this event.  Additional information is available on HHSC’s Web site.

Agenda and Collaboration Sessions Overview

List of Attendees / Sign In Sheet


Collaboration Session Notes


DY3 Readmissions Learning Collaborative

Webinar: Reducing Readmissions: New Frontiers in Care Transitions

DSRIP providers were invited to attend a free webinar hosted by UTHSCSA on July 2, 2014, to provide an overview of best practices related to care transitions. This is a critical component of any strategy to reduce preventable readmissions.

View the Webinar

Download the slides

Webinar Summary:

With the increased attention spent on reducing re-hospitalizations, researchers from across the country are coming together to study methods to re-engineer the discharge process. Leading the way is a group of researchers from Boston University School of Medicine directing Project Re-Engineering Discharge, Project RED. A key contributor to this project is Dr. Suzanne Mitchell.

Dr. Mitchell has over a decade of clinical experience caring for vulnerable populations and practices inpatient and community-based palliative care medicine. Dr. Mitchell received her medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Research from UCLA.

This one-hour web seminar will present how Project RED came to be, the demonstrated results, experiences in implementation, and will discuss new frontiers in care transitions.