Trenton, NJ (PRWEB) February 13, 2014
The Trenton Health Team's (THT's) innovative efforts to increase healthcare access are featured in this month's issue of Health Care Innovations Exchange, published online by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). THT's free clinic for uninsured children and targeted interventions for sickle cell anemia and substance abuse issues were among the community-wide innovations described in the current issue.
"Through our various initiatives, the THT has significantly cut wait times for appointments, enhanced patient-provider continuity, and reduced readmissions and ED use," said Dr. Ruth Perry, Executive Director of The Trenton Health Team.
In addition to these efforts to improve healthcare for Trenton's vulnerable populations, THT is currently developing a health information exchange (HIE) to facilitate data sharing and population health management. THT will also be applying to participate in New Jersey's Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO) demonstration project.
To read more about the THT's efforts, read the full Policy Innovation Profile at: http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/content.aspx?id=4044.
About The Trenton Health Team
Trenton Health Team (THT) is an alliance of the city's major providers of healthcare services including Capital Health, St. Francis Medical Center, Henry J. Austin Health Center and the city's Health Department. In collaboration with residents and the city's active social services network, THT is developing an integrated healthcare delivery system to transform the city's fragmented primary care system and restore health to the city. THT aims to make Trenton the healthiest city in the state. The THT receives generous support from The Nicholson Foundation, corporate partners and other foundations. For more information, visit http://www.trentonhealthteam.org.