Member spotlight: Congratulations to Trail Blazer Award winners

January 24, 2024

Arbor Health Morton, UW Medicine/UW Physicians and Kaiser Permanente received the Trail Blazer Award for demonstrating adherence to best practices that are concordant with Bree Collaborative recommendations.

Arbor Health Morton was recognized for the topic area of potentially avoidable readmissions. UW Medicine/UW Physicians were recognized for the topic areas of obstetrics, oncology care, potentially avoidable hospital readmissions, low back pain, opioid Rx, end-of-life planning, addiction and dependence treatment, shared decision making, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, pediatric psychotropics, telehealth, opioid use disorder treatment, cervical cancer screening pediatric asthma, colorectal cancer screening and palliative care.

Kaiser Permanente was recognized for the topic areas of LGBTQ care, telehealth, palliative care, obstetrics, reproductive health, oncology, primary care, prostate cancer screening, behavioral health integration, suicide care, psychotropics, potentially avoidable readmissions and addiction, and dependence treatment.

The Trail Blazer award is given to recognize those who have implemented guidelines or have processes that have fidelity with Bree Collaborative guidelines. Fidelity is determined by filling out the “score card.” Anyone submitting self-report data to the Bree Collaborative who receives an average implementation score of 2.00 or greater for a specific report will automatically receive an award. Each submitter is notified by email.

The Bree Collaborative identifies specific ways to improve health care quality, outcomes and affordability in Washington. Stakeholders are appointed by the governor as collaborative members and represent public health care purchasers for Washington, private health care purchasers, health plans, physicians and other health care providers, hospitals and quality improvement organizations. (Daniel Pérez)






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