IHP Clinical Committee
IHP’s Clinical Committee is composed of clinical leaders from each of our member health centers. The charge of the committee is to set strategic priorities for the network related to the clinical quality and value of care for patients. The committee has six overarching goals:
- Establish a focus on quality/value measures for the network.
- Achieve oversight of health plan programs and interventions.
- Achieve oversight of workgroups reporting to the clinical committee.
- Advise on network coding strategy.
- Advise on network behavioral health strategy.
- Advise on the network’s glide path to health equity.
The committee meets monthly and is led by its chair, Dr. Marie Russell (TrueCare), and vice chair, Dr. Sarah Fatland (Vista Community Clinic)
The IHP Clinical Quality Committee maintains a set of standards and requirements that all participating practices must meet in order to be considered eligible for participation in IHP programs, governance, and financial rewards.
These include meeting clinical and operational requirements in the areas of:
- Participation agreements
- Performance improvement
- Information technology
- Joint contracting
- Provider leadership
These standards have been developed to advance the quality standards of all IHP members. They also enable IHP to competitively position our network for new models of payment, including shared savings and risk-based incentives.
IHP has set the initial standards to be inclusive. However, as the IHP network grows and begins leveraging our combined resources and expertise, our standards for participation will become increasingly rigorous as the organization advances.