Since its founding, PRHI and its partners have tackled some of the most damaging, costly, and seemingly intractable problems in health care. The healthcare community has come to rely on PRHI as a neutral convener through which practitioners from across the region can discuss and share ideas about how to improve care, and where they can turn for information and education on systems improvement.
The current portfolio includes:
- Supporting leaders in healthcare quality improvement: Champions Programs
- Systems redesign: Safety Net Medical Home Initiative and Accountable Care Networks
- Serving as the fiscal agent for state and federal HIV/AIDS funding in southwestern Pennsylvania
- Integrating behavioral health into primary care settings: Partners in Integrated Care
- Supporting electronic health record implementation: REACH
- Research: Readmissions Reduction
PRHI focuses its organizational resources in areas where there is broad interest and opportunity for transformation. All of PRHI's initiatives are designed to produce replicable models for transforming care in multiple settings. At the same time, the transformations in care achieved through these projects are expected to lead to reductions in cost and to the kinds of cultural changes in health care that will help the industry attract and retain workers amid worsening labor shortages.