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Temple Center for Population Health

A Sustainable Model of Healthcare Delivery

The Temple Center for Population Health (TCPH) was created in 2014 to support the clinical and financial objectives of Temple Health in attaining a sustainable model of health care delivery through clinical and business integration, community engagement, and the implementation of medical and nonmedical interventions to promote high-value care, improved health outcomes and academic distinction.

Today,  TCPH and Temple Health participate in a variety of value-based care arrangements, ranging from pay for performance, advanced payment models, shared savings and risk agreements through its employed provider network and the Temple Care Integrated network.

The TCPH is utilizing a series of population health building blocks to unite clinical and business models into a cohesive and robust series of programs, including:

  • Value-based contractingTCPH works with Temple Health hospitals and ambulatory practices in partnership with third party payers to share risk and provide high-value care to our patients.

  • A strong primary care model supported by a network of 27 NCQA-designated level three Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) in North Philadelphia. In addition to the employed, Temple Care Integrated Network has 25 practice locations aligned in quality agreements to improve the health outcomes in the community.

  • A burgeoning medical neighborhood model to support high value, efficient care that includes not only primary care, but specialty care delivered in a timely manner.

  • A network of alliances and partnerships with community agencies and organizations, many of whom specialize in managing the non-medical health-related social needs of our patients that ultimately influence health outcomes.

  • A robust care management infrastructure that identifies patients at risk for recurrent health care issues and intervenes to provide medical and non-medical support utilizing nurse navigators, social work and community health workers.

  • A connected and cohesive care delivery and transitions of care model implemented to assure a high level of communication and care when a patient is transferred to a different care setting or is discharged home.

  • Community engagement focused on provider and community agency partnerships and community leaders.

  • Data Management infrastructure,  use of a data warehouse to manage EMR and claims data for risk stratification and improving patient outcomes.

  • Electronic Health Information Exchange (Health Share Exchange) to assure that electronic information is securely transferred and is available to healthcare providers across our region as needed.