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Care Network for Health Professionals

The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Care Network is a pioneering physician-led organization that’s improving pediatric care in Southern California. It combines the efforts of independent pediatricians, nurse practitioners, community-based physician leaders and CHLA. Working together, we are implementing best practices for coordinated, cost-effective and high-quality care.

Southern California’s First Pediatric Clinically Integrated Network (CIN)

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been building healthier futures for newborns, children and adolescents for more than 120 years. We stay at the forefront of clinical practice and take pride in sharing our knowledge with the community.

In 2016, we expanded these efforts by forming the CHLA Care Network—the region’s first pediatric clinically integrated network. Working with community pediatricians and nurse practitioners, we are driving innovation and collaboration to benefit children throughout Southern California.

The Care Network is a collaboration of more than 240 pediatricians and nurse practitioners across Southern California. It establishes an essential link between CHLA and community-based pediatricians.

CHLA Care Network Vision Statement

Building healthier futures through a premier network of pediatric providers delivering innovative, seamless care across our local communities.

Our Goals

The goals of the Care Network include:

  • Improving patient access across the care continuum
  • Enhancing management of chronic and acute conditions in primary care settings
  • Establishing streamlined processes for care coordination
  • Supporting regional adoption of care practices that enhance patient outcomes
  • Facilitating seamless transitions across settings to improve the patient experience and care
  • Developing innovative, sustainable payment methodologies

How Our CIN Facilitates Value-Based Pediatric Care

CINs are a driving force in transitioning pediatric health service delivery toward value-based care. Under this framework, payment models align provider financial incentives with the value of the services they deliver.

CINs offer a foundation for the community-wide collaboration necessary to align with the Quadruple Aim. This model of health reform is being adopted by public and private health care organizations to optimize health system performance. The Quadruple Aim consists of four overarching goals:

  1. Improve population health: Prevent and manage prevalent, costly and chronic diseases
  2. Reduce cost of care: Encourage appropriate resource utilization by providing the right care at the right place and time
  3. Enhance the patient experience: Motivate and engage patients to play an active role in their care to improve outcomes and safety
  4. Improve provider satisfaction: Enable access to tools and resources to address provider burden and burnout

Read more information for current Care Network members.

Four Pillars of Clinical Integration

The CHLA Care Network supports community-wide collaboration through four pillars of integration. With guidance from our physician-led committees, we focus on quality improvement initiatives and operational resources with the greatest impact on participating practices.

  • Clinical integration: Facilitating and demonstrating high-quality primary care and increasing care integration across the continuum
  • Technical integration: Improving continuity of care and population health management, and increasing patient-family engagement via information exchange and data analytics
  • Financial integration: Aligning incentives among members and with third-party payors, connecting reimbursement to improved outcomes and high-quality care
  • Operational integration: Driving access to care and fostering practice growth by facilitating access across the Care Network and supporting practice performance and operations

Care Network Member Testimonial

“A pediatrician’s role is becoming more expansive. Care Network quality initiatives help consolidate our focus with the proper systems in place, which makes everything seamless.”

Participate in the CHLA Care Network

We invite interested pediatric practices in Southern California to request more information about becoming a member. Get answers to Care Network FAQs.

Get more information

Learn how to become a member by emailing us at PrimaryCareNetwork@chla.usc.edu.