What is the Learning Collaborative?

As health care reform continues to gain momentum nationwide, providers across the continuum of care are facing increasing pressure to demonstrate that they deliver value-based care – namely cost-effective, high quality care and exceptional patient experiences. With this in mind, in 2014 the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) partnered with Premier, Inc., a leading health care improvement company, to establish a national learning collaborative to develop, pilot and evaluate the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model – a patient-centric, team-based system of coordinated care that guides patients through the entire surgical experience, from the decision to undergo surgery to discharge and beyond.

Learning Collaborative 2020

The PSH Learning Collaborative 2020 launched May 1 and runs from 2018-2020. The collaborative will bring together subject matter experts and leading organizations from across the country to learn from each other about how to gratify providers, improve population health, reduce care costs and satisfy patients. Participants are provided PSH implementation toolkits, pathways, protocols, and templates that have been successfully implemented by other PSH participants, along with educational sessions and strategies on how to monetize the PSH model. Participants also gain access to dedicated staff to assist their institution in creating focused SMART & stretch goals, and coaching to achieve their goals. Learn more about the PSH Learning Collaborative 2020

Learning Collaborative 2.0 

The PSH Learning Collaborative 2.0, which ran from 2016–2018, included 57 participating organizations and provided insight about PSH strategies that are compatible with alternative payment models such as the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI), Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR), the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).

Learning Collaborative 1.0

The first PSH Learning Collaborative, which ran 2014–2016, brought together 44 leading health care organizations from across the country to define the model, pilot the model, institute iterative improvement, collect data and assess whether the model proves superior to conventional perioperative care. Through active collaboration and shared learning, the founding members of the collaborative demonstrated that the PSH is an innovative model of care with the potential to drive meaningful and lasting change in perioperative costs, outcomes and experience for patients nationwide. The first learning collaborative completed its work in November 2015.