bi3 invests in projects that have improved how healthcare is being delivered, how health information is shared, and how community health priorities are addressed. Here is a snapshot of additional grants made by bi3 to lead to better care, better health and lower costs in the community in recent years:
Center for Addictions Treatment “New Medical Training and Staffing Model”
bi3 awarded a $150,000 one-year planning grant to the Center for Addiction Treatment (CAT) to develop a business plan for a medical training and staffing model for CAT’s primary health clinic. The clinic treats patients who suffer from addiction and its many comorbidities. This project seeks to provide the necessary training for real-world success for primary care physicians who serve patients in need.
Cintrifuse “Innovating at Spry Labs”
A $150,000 bi3 grant funded the creation of an operating plan for a business lab for entrepreneurs, such as physicians, to test digital health ideas that could lead to start-up companies. The lab is modeled on Pioneer Square Lab in Seattle. It has the potential to differentiate Cincinnati as a hub for consumer digital health innovation.
TriHealth “Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care”
This $3 million bi3 grant will measurably improve patient health by developing a sustainable model of treating behavioral health needs in primary care settings through education, brief treatment and connection to resources.
HCAN and Good Samaritan Hospital “Transforming Care Coordination and Medical Education in an Outpatient Setting”
A $1.75 million bi3 grant is helping Health Care Access Now and Good Samaritan Hospital Faculty Medical Center redesign graduate medical education and primary care to improve population health and reduce health care use for high risk/high cost patients.
TriHealth “Sustainable Behavior Change through Consumer Science Technologies”
TriHealth Corporate Health is applying consumer science theory (including attitude traits and habit-formation science) to healthcare to help people make and sustain behavior and lifestyle changes that improve health, thanks to a $1.2 million bi3 grant.
Health Care Access Now “Pathways to Health”
bi3 awarded a one-year planning grant to Health Care Access Now, in partnership with Good Samaritan Faculty Medical Center, to create a plan for redesigning care for high-risk adult patients and increasing patient engagement in their own care. The project also proposed a new way of training medical students using a team-based approach in response to the shortage of primary care physicians.
The Health Collaborative “Regional Triple Aim Dashboard”
bi3 sponsored the Health Collaborative’s work to develop a plan to align measurements around Triple Aim goals and to create a regional Triple Aim Dashboard to standardize data collection across all health sectors.
TriHealth Senior Services and People Working Cooperatively “Community Based Initiative”
TriHealth Senior Services and People Working Cooperatively (PWC) are joined together to improve the health status of the people we serve with this community-based nitiative via $410,000 grant from bi3. By providing education, assistance and resources to TriHealth geriatric patients (65 and older) who are homeowners, the program jointly improved their safety and quality of life. This project also positively impacted the safety of older adults in their home by incorporating services such as safety and healthy home’s assessment.
TriHealth “Advanced Analytics”
bi3 and Catholic Health Initiatives jointly awarded TriHealth a $4.3 million grant to develop analytics that predict patient medical problems and arm physicians with the information at the point of care. This allows physicians to make more informed medical decisions that lead to better health outcomes. The project focuses on two key areas: predicting if a patient will come for an office visit, and predicting if a patient is likely to visit an Emergency Department or hospital admission within 30 days of a visit to their primary care provider. High likelihood of either with trigger additional interventions.
Easterseals Tri-State “Engaging People with Disabilities to Improve Health”
Fueled by a $375,000 grant, Easterseals TriState created a new approach to serve 1,000 clients with developmental disabilities. The program engaged persons with disabilities in improving their own general health and wellness. It resulted in an overall increase in patient health metrics and prompted Easterseals to incorporate learnings into its standard client management practices.
Hospice of Cincinnati “Conversations of a Lifetime”
bi3 and Catholic Health Initiatives jointly awarded a $2.3 million grant to Hospice of Cincinnati for a three-year effort to transform end-of-life (EOL) care. Conversations of a Lifetime encourages earlier end-of-life planning conversations between physicians, care teams, patients and families. The program has reached deeply into the community via 320 physicians coached in initiating conversations, 700 facilitators trained to deploy the program to the community, and 12,850 documented conversations between patients and physicians.
WinMed “Centering Pregnancy and Parenting”
WinMed fielded a prenatal and postnatal “centering” care initiative for a group of its pregnant and parenting patients, thanks to a $375,000 bi3 grant. The program, a first for a federally qualified health center, focuses on well-woman and well-baby care through a group setting, using a national model from the Centering Health Initiative. WinMed was the first FQHC in the country to receive certification for both CenteringPregnancy and CenteringParenting from the Centering Health Care Institute. WinMed has blazed a trail for other FQHCs, and thanks to its success, The State of Ohio passed a bill to fund four start-up Centering programs in other FQHCs.
TriHealth “Care Transitions Navigator Program”
A $2.8 million three-year grant was awarded to TriHealth’s Care Transitions Navigator Program. The effort expanded a new care coordination program based on a proprietary risk-assessment of patients to improve transitions from hospitals to home or other care facilities. The program reduced readmissions and emergency visits, particularly among patients at highest risk for readmission, like those with congestive heart failure or diabetes.
The Health Collaborative “YourHealthMatters”
Helping consumers make more informed decisions was the goal of YourHealthMatters (YHM). The project was made possible by a $4.2 million bi3 grant. YHM was among the first initiatives in the country to arm consumers with quality ratings on chronic health management by primary care physicians and hospitals.