Beginning in Fall 2015, the Nexus Lab has partnered with ASU's School for the Science of Health Care Delivery and several health care delivery reform consultants from across the country to create a web-based resource hub for health care safety net organizations, or community health organizations that serve primarily uninsured or underserved patients. This project, The National Safety Net Advancement Center, is funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and aims to transform and catalyze the ability of safety net organizations to respond to service delivery and payment reform challenges in health care’s evolving financial and delivery environment. This will be accomplished by leveraging new and existing knowledge into actionable solutions for safety net organizations. Specifically, the Center aspires to achieve three goals.
1) Provide a clearing house for any topic related to service delivery and payment reform
2) Establish a collaborative network for safety net organizations to study and learn about specific issues related to service delivery and payment reform
3) Develop new knowledge and solutions for service delivery and payment reform problems
Since the kickoff of the project this fall, the Nexus Lab is working alongside ASU College of Health Solutions partners to assess the needs of safety net organizations with regards to most needed resources, and developing a content strategy and information architecture for an online learning resource center and coordinating services and products.
William Riley, School for the Science of Health Care Delivery