Upcoming Events

Tuesday Mar 10, 2015 09:30 am EDT

Meals On Wheels Association of America and AARP Foundation will host a national briefing on March 10, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at AARP’s Brickfield Center to reveal the findings of groundbreaking research conducted byBrown University’s Center for Gerontology and Healthcare. This new research, being released in celebration of the 13th Annual March for Meals, examines the impact of meal delivery service models on the health and well-being of adults 60 years of age and older. 

At this briefing, you’ll have the opportunity to hear directly from the leadership of both national organizations, the principal investigator, and the executive director of a local Meals on Wheels program that served as a participant recruitment site and was instrumental in study.

The event is open to the public, however, space is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you have any questions, please contact Erika Kelly ([email protected] or 571.339.1604).  

For more information on the Meals On Wheels Association of America’s community-by-community celebration this March, visit www.marchformeals.com.  

 

Featured Speakers:
Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals On Wheels Association of America
Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President, AARP Foundation
Kali Thomas, PhD, Principal Investigator, Brown University 
Maggie Biscarr, Hunger Program Manager, AARP Foundation 
Lee Covington, Executive Director, Aging, Disability and Transit Services

Wednesday Mar 11, 2015 02:00 pm EDT

As integrated care evolves as a foundation for health care design, quality and value, we must remain attentive to behavioral health workforce development needs. Join this webinar discussion on training and education from three perspectives – community provider, federal agency and area health education center (AHEC) – on everything from building community relationships for education and training to providing orientation programs for students and trainees and matching trainees with field sites. Learn how these programs develop protocols for how to effectively provide field placements, including accounting for mentor time, effectively dealing with the business costs of intern positions for health care provider organizations (field placements), and addressing the need to provide services while training interns.
Presenters:

Meseret Bezuneh, M.S.Ed., Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Helene Silverblatt, MD, Director, New Mexico AHEC (University of New Mexico)
Parinda Khatri, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer, Cherokee Health Systems

Friday Mar 13, 2015 11:45 am EDT

A DISCUSSION FEATURING:

Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS
Director
Quality Measurement and Health Assessment Group
Center for Clinical Standards and Quality
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Donna Cryer, JD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Global Liver Institute

Frank Opelka, MD
Executive Vice President of Health Care and Medical Education Redesign
Louisiana State University Health System
Medical Director of Quality and Health Policy
American College of Surgeon

Sunday Mar 15, 2015 12:00 pm EDT

The 16th Annual International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community will bring together more than 1,000 thought leaders from around the globe, in an intimate and dynamic conference setting, to examine new ways to improve care delivery and coordination across the continuum. Together with our expert faculty, explore how individuals and communities can have an impact on improving care, promoting health, and lowering costs within our changing health care system.

This year's IHI Summit features keynotes from Mary Brainerd, President and CEO of HealthPartners, Inc., and Sir Harry Burns, Professor of Global Public Health, University of Strathclyde (and Former Chief Medical Officer for Scotland) — as well as a wealth of half-day Minicourses, extended Learning Labs, and hour-long workshops covering improvement topics from across the health care spectrum.
 
Join us for this important event and you'll leave with new ideas, an expanded network of like-minded professionals, and the inspiration to foster change.

Tuesday Mar 17, 2015 01:00 pm EDT

This free Webcast from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will highlight success stories from Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) plans that have scored above the 80th percentile across all core measures in the CAHPS Health Plan Survey. Two top-performing health plans will share how they have achieved high patient experience scores in the areas of access to care, communication with doctors, member information and customer service, and overall health plan ratings. 

Speakers

Stacia Cohen, RN, MBA, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Eagan, MN 

Christopher Sellers, MPH, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Alabama Department of Public Health, Montgomery, AL 

Dale Shaller, AHRQ CAHPS Database; Shaller Consulting Group, Stillwater, MN (Moderator


Wednesday Mar 18, 2015 03:30 pm EDT

A National Webinar on Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) and the Use of Decision Aids to Facilitate Shared Decision Making

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will host a webinar on March 18, 2015, to discuss how patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) findings can be used to facilitate shared decision making.

Providing patient-centered care is the foundation of new health care delivery models such as patient centered medical homes (PCMH) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). PCOR provides the evidence to facilitate the provision of patient-centered care. Conveyed to patients through a process of shared decision making, PCOR can help ensure that patients’ preferences, values, and needs drive the care they receive.

The webinar will address:

  • Current requirements for PCMHs and ACOs regarding shared decision making to foster patient-centered care.
  • How the use of patient decision aids based on PCOR have been shown to facilitate shared decision making.
  • How evidence-based PCOR resources available from AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program can be used through a SHARE Approach to facilitate shared decision making.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Johann Chanin, RN, M.S.N., Patient-Centered Medical Home and Neighborhood
  • Victor Montori, M.D., Mayo Clinic
  • Alaina Fournier, Ph.D., Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Moderator:

  • Nilay Shah, Ph.D., M.S., Mayo Clinic

This activity will be accredited for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and certified health education specialists. Determination of continuing education credit through Professional Education Services Group is pending.

 

Friday Mar 20, 2015 09:00 am EDT

The IOM will convene health leaders, policy makers, and other stakeholders to discuss how the recommendations from the IOM report Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life could be implemented and what barriers exist that might prevent them from becoming a reality.  The conference will feature panels on national policy issues, including

Opportunities and challenges for health care systems, providers, insurers, hospice and palliative care organizations, patient groups, and quality standards organizations
The integration of financing for medical and social services near the end of life
Improvements to public and private payment systems to facilitate high-quality care

This event will take place at the historic National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public.

Registration for this event is now open.

A live video webcast will be available for those unable to attend in person. Sign up to view the webcast using the Register for this Meeting link on the right.

Monday Mar 23, 2015 08:00 am EDT

In February 2007 the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Physicians (ACP), and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) published their landmark Joint Principles on the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). This approach promises comprehensive primary care for children, youth, and adults in a partnership between individual patients and a team of health care professionals at the practice level. The team coordinates care across all elements of the health care system. Increased quality, patient safety, use of technology, performance incentives, accountability, and patient-centeredness are all hallmarks of the medical home model.

By 2010 the medical home model had become one of the most talked-about concepts in health care and the rising star of health care reform and its newest concept, the Accountable Care Organization or ACO. The model was also evolving, with different iterations in the make-up of the medical home team, the way in which care coordination is managed, and the relationship with other members of the "medical neighborhood" -- behavioral health, oral health, social services, and specialty and inpatient care. Even the name was evolving, with "health homes" and "advanced primary care" now used to describe some patient-centered medical home models.

The Sixth National Medical Home Summit, co-hosted by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), will bring together the leading authorities and practitioners in the medical home field to discuss how it is working, where it has proven outcomes, what lessons have been learned, where it needs improvement, and what issues and challenges lie ahead. Two preconferences will highlight various recognition/accreditations programs and lessons from mature medical homes, respectively, followed by a joint plenary session with the National Population Health Colloquium. Medical Home plenary sessions will feature the 20-year accomplishments of the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), the patient voice, current research, the new PCPCC report on the medical neighborhood, employer and union support of the PCMH, State initiatives, oral health, and more. Three afternoon mini summits provide an in-depth look at workforce, medical neighborhood, and health plan support issues and a training program. The training program allows for a deeper dive into the subject matter and includes preconference readings, an online course, and an online exam as well as required participation in one of the preconferences and the main Summit. Candidates earn a certificate of completion with a score of 70% or better on the exam.

PCPCC Executive Committee Members: click here for registration discounts.

 

Wednesday Mar 25, 2015 08:30 am EDT

This program was formerly named Facilitating PCMH 2014 Recognition. More than 8,000 NCQA-Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Homes practices and almost 50,000 recognized clinicians have proved the strong relevance of the NCQA PCMH Standards to the Triple Aim. The 2014 standards emphasizes team-based care with a significant focus on the care management of high-risk populations along with the integration of behavioral health. We have aligned the Quality Improvement (QI) activities with the Triple Aim and positioned the NCQA requirements to qualify for Meaningful Use Stage 2.

Join us for a thorough review of the PCMH 2014 standards. We’ll practice scoring elements and examining documentation that supports an application towards becoming a recognized patient centered medical home with NCQA.

At the conclusion of this educational program, the participant will be able to:

  • Examine the essential characteristics of a recognized patient-centered medical home.
  • Identify the measurement and documentation criteria for each of NCQA’s updated requirements.
  • Facilitate the NCQA survey and evaluation process.

Seats are limited. Early registration is highly recommended. This seminar tends to sell out quickly. Please note: A seat is not secured until payment is received and processed by NCQA.

Completion of this seminar is an eligibility requirement for NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Content Expert Certification Program.*

*PLEASE NOTE: This course together with the Advanced PCMH: Mastering the Medical Home are the prerequisite courses to sit for the PCMH Content Expert Certification exam.

Wednesday Mar 25, 2015 01:00 pm EDT

Patients want care that helps them manage their health and achieve their goals. Medical practices are working to improve care and patient health, and to meet patient needs. Several communities participating in the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative are leading the way in medical practices engaging patients in efforts to improve care. To capture and disseminate the lessons from these communities, AF4Q supported the creation of a patient-engagement toolkit. This free toolkit, which features videos and resources to help medical practices and patients work together to improve care, is a practical, hands-on resource for practices interested in establishing provider-patient partnerships for quality improvement.

Join Aligning Forces for Quality for a free webinar highlighting this Patient Engagement Toolkit, on Wed., March 25, 1:00-2:00 PM ET. The webinar will feature provider, patient and program representatives from Aligning Forces communities and provide an overview of the toolkit materials. The content is intended for medical providers, practice staff, representatives of regional health improvement collaboratives, and/or health care consumer advocates-- anyone interested in learning how patients and providers can partner to improve care at the practice level.

Thursday Mar 26, 2015 07:00 pm EDT

Learn how to manage stress and identify depression in yourself and others during this 1-hour training. REGISTER TODAY

This webinar covers

  • Practical ways to reduce the effects of stress 
  • How to recognize signs of depression
  • What to do if you or someone you know is suffering from depression
  • What resources are available to you and your family

Monday Mar 30, 2015 08:00 am EDT

Authentic partnerships with patients and families are essential to hospitals, health systems, primary care practices, and community organizations seeking to achieve the Triple Aim of improving the patient experience, the health of populations, and the cost of care.

Since 1995, the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care has offered internationally acclaimed, in-depth seminars to advance the understanding and practice of patient- and family-centered care by modeling effective partnerships in teaching and in the learning experience for seminar attendees.

What Makes This Seminar So Unique?

Faculty team of over 20 experts in patient- and family-centered care, including administrative leaders, nurses, physicians, staff, and patient and family leaders.
Faculty review of pre-seminar personal learning goals.
Three days of intensive training including over 50 sessions, offering the opportunity to tailor the program to meet your specific needs and interests.
Daily faculty-led small group discussions and assistance in creating an effective Action Plan for change individualized for your organization.
Flash drive containing over 200 practical tools, including a comprehensive collection of resources for use in strategic planning, educational sessions such as presentations and orientations, and methods for evaluation.

Monday Mar 30, 2015 12:00 pm EDT

Are you transforming care and need help with the following?

Execution of risk contracts and delivering care differently
Approaches to design clinical processes to provide the best care for patients and successfully manage whole populations
Methods to accelerate the transition from fee-for-service to value-based contracting
Designing systems to effectively bring together — and manage — multiple change efforts, such as:
Evolving data systems
Optimizing physician partners
Coordinating care
Attaining payment incentives
Developing community partners
Ways to reduce cost — while improving health for your patient populations

IHI’s new Population Management Executive Development Program will help you and your team accelerate efforts to improve outcomes for your patient population while achieving financial vitality and ensuring sustainability.

This 2.5-day program includes a virtual component so that members of your extended team can participate in the sessions most important to them via a webinar.

Join us and learn promising practices for leveraging financial models, integrating data systems, developing improvement infrastructure, leading change, and optimizing partnerships with patients, providers, and communities.

Organizations in different settings will describe how they overcame barriers in their transition to successful population management, and you’ll learn through peer sharing with those that face similar challenges.

During the program, collaborate with your team to develop an action plan — you may even engage colleagues who aren’t attending the program via virtual sessions, to ensure buy-in, support, and speedy adoption of the action plan upon your return.

Monday Apr 20, 2015 12:00 pm EDT

The Medical Team Summit at the 2015 National Council Conference, in Orlando, April 20-22, 2015, is a special event uniquely designed for psychiatrists, primary care providers, psychiatric nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, registered nurses and others providing medical care in community mental health settings.

Previously known as Three-Days For Docs, this year’s event features topics such as models for addressing physical health care, strategies for addressing population health and high utilizers, nurse-physician partnerships, collaborating with primary care providers, bidirectional integration, common medical conditions, using new technology, treating tobacco and other addictions and much more.

Confirmed speakers include…

  • Henry Chung, MD, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Ben Druss, MD, Emory University
  • Mary Ann Nihart, American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Joe Parks, MD, Missouri Department of Mental Health
  • Lori Raney, MD, Medical Director of Axis Health System
  • Phil Wang, MD, National Institute of Mental Health

Expect brief, engaging lectures followed by small group discussion, as well as the ability to drive topics of particular interest to you. You can register for all three days for $500*, or just one for $200*.

Tuesday May 12, 2015 08:30 am EDT

This program was formerly named Facilitating PCMH 2014 Recognition. More than 8,000 NCQA-Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Homes practices and almost 50,000 recognized clinicians have proved the strong relevance of the NCQA PCMH Standards to the Triple Aim. The 2014 standards emphasizes team-based care with a significant focus on the care management of high-risk populations along with the integration of behavioral health. We have aligned the Quality Improvement (QI) activities with the Triple Aim and positioned the NCQA requirements to qualify for Meaningful Use Stage 2.

Join us for a thorough review of the PCMH 2014 standards. We’ll practice scoring elements and examining documentation that supports an application towards becoming a recognized patient centered medical home with NCQA.

At the conclusion of this educational program, the participant will be able to:

  • Examine the essential characteristics of a recognized patient-centered medical home.
  • Identify the measurement and documentation criteria for each of NCQA’s updated requirements.
  • Facilitate the NCQA survey and evaluation process.

Seats are limited. Early registration is highly recommended. This seminar tends to sell out quickly. Please note: A seat is not secured until payment is received and processed by NCQA.

Completion of this seminar is an eligibility requirement for NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Content Expert Certification Program.*

*PLEASE NOTE: This course together with the Advanced PCMH: Mastering the Medical Home are the prerequisite courses to sit for the PCMH Content Expert Certification exam.

Thursday May 14, 2015 08:30 am EDT

The NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH) program plays an integral role in practice transformation and the improvement of quality health care. This advanced seminar further examines the criteria of the PCMH 2014 Standards. With the newly updated standards, released in the spring of 2014, we are setting the bar higher for practices to strive for excellence. We will take a deeper dive into the standards by helping to identify the challenges one may face based on historical data and advisory panel feedback. In addition to the standards, we will review acceptable documentation for the elements, examine scoring rules and discuss how a practice can create and maintain a continuous quality improvement culture. This course will discuss the integration of behavioral health, the team based approach to care management, and also identify the meaningful use (MU) requirements embedded in the standards. Our faculty will indicate how practices can receive credit for their MU achievements when seeking PCMH 2014 Recognition.

The advanced program is intended for individuals who have substantial knowledge of the NCQA PCMH requirements and have applied these requirements within a practice setting. Completion of this seminar is an eligibility requirement for NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Content Expert Certification Program.*

*PLEASE NOTE: This course along with the Introduction to PCMH: Foundational Concepts of the Medical Home are the prerequisite courses to sit for the exam. 

At the conclusion of this educational program, the participant will be able to: 

Identify and address the foundational concepts, challenges, and standards of Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).
Establish and maintain a continuous quality improvement culture within a PCMH practice.
Interpret the meaningful use criteria and EHR prevalidation to obtain credit in the aligned elements.
Describe all phases of the PCMH submission and review process, and the options and actions practices may choose to take after they have received their Recognition decisions.
Identify opportunities for alignment with other recognition programs.

Thursday Jun 11, 2015 01:00 pm EDT

We are in a historic period of healthcare reform that requires increased coordination, integration, and accountability among all healthcare sectors. The 2015 CAPG Healthcare Conference is designed to help you thrive in this new and challenging world.

CAPG's Annual Conference is renowned for featuring leading healthcare experts, policymakers, and executives. This year’s lineup includes opening speaker Leonard D. Schaeffer, founding Chairman and CEO of WellPoint, the largest U.S. health plan by membership. You’ll also gain insights from Dr. Brent James, Chief Quality Officer at Intermountain Healthcare; Alan Weil, Editor in Chief of Health Affairs; and Dr. Daniel Kraft, noted healthcare innovator and technologist.

Complementing the high-level plenary sessions, a wide range of breakout sessions will offer practical, nuts-and-bolts knowledge to complete your intelligence gathering and fully equip you for the next era of healthcare.

This year the PCPCC is partnering with CAPG to co-host an exciting new Preconference Session, Primary Care Innovation and the Patient-Centered Medical Home. This session will include two panels focused on strategies organizations can use to improve population health and strengthen patient and community partnerships. Learn more about the session here.

At CAPG's 2015 Conference, you’ll have four days to rub shoulders with nationally recognized experts, learn about valuable products and services at our Exhibit Fair and Strolling Dinner, and meet new colleagues from across the U.S.

CAPG's social events offer recreation and relaxation to round out the conference experience. Whether your game is golf, bowling, yoga—or tearing up the floor at our Dinner Dance Extravaganza— you can recharge your batteries, meet up with friends old and new, and have a great time.

Tuesday Jul 21, 2015 08:30 am EDT

This program was formerly named Facilitating PCMH 2014 Recognition. More than 8,000 NCQA-Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Homes practices and almost 50,000 recognized clinicians have proved the strong relevance of the NCQA PCMH Standards to the Triple Aim. The 2014 standards emphasizes team-based care with a significant focus on the care management of high-risk populations along with the integration of behavioral health. We have aligned the Quality Improvement (QI) activities with the Triple Aim and positioned the NCQA requirements to qualify for Meaningful Use Stage 2.

Join us for a thorough review of the PCMH 2014 standards. We’ll practice scoring elements and examining documentation that supports an application towards becoming a recognized patient centered medical home with NCQA.

At the conclusion of this educational program, the participant will be able to: 

  • Examine the essential characteristics of a recognized patient-centered medical home. 
  • Identify the measurement and documentation criteria for each of NCQA’s updated requirements. 
  • Facilitate the NCQA survey and evaluation process. 

Completion of this seminar is an eligibility requirement for NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Content Expert Certification Program.*

*PLEASE NOTE: This course together with the Advanced PCMH: Mastering the Medical Home are the prerequisite courses to sit for the PCMH Content Expert Certification exam.  

Seats are limited. Early registration is highly recommended. This seminar tends to sell out quickly. Please note: A seat is not secured until payment is received and processed by NCQA.

Thursday Jul 23, 2015 08:30 am EDT

The NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH) program plays an integral role in practice transformation and the improvement of quality health care. This advanced seminar further examines the criteria of the PCMH 2014 Standards. With the newly updated standards, released in the spring of 2014, we are setting the bar higher for practices to strive for excellence. We will take a deeper dive into the standards by helping to identify the challenges one may face based on historical data and advisory panel feedback. In addition to the standards, we will review acceptable documentation for the elements, examine scoring rules and discuss how a practice can create and maintain a continuous quality improvement culture. This course will discuss the integration of behavioral health, the team based approach to care management, and also identify the meaningful use (MU) requirements embedded in the standards. Our faculty will indicate how practices can receive credit for their MU achievements when seeking PCMH 2014 Recognition.

The advanced program is intended for individuals who have substantial knowledge of the NCQA PCMH requirements and have applied these requirements within a practice setting. Completion of this seminar is an eligibility requirement for NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Content Expert Certification Program.*

*PLEASE NOTE: This course along with the Introduction to PCMH: Foundational Concepts of the Medical Home are the prerequisite courses to sit for the exam. 

At the conclusion of this educational program, the participant will be able to: 

  • Identify and address the foundational concepts, challenges, and standards of Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).
  • Establish and maintain a continuous quality improvement culture within a PCMH practice.
  • Interpret the meaningful use criteria and EHR prevalidation to obtain credit in the aligned elements.
  • Describe all phases of the PCMH submission and review process, and the options and actions practices may choose to take after they have received their Recognition decisions.
  • Identify opportunities for alignment with other recognition programs.

Sunday Oct 4, 2015 01:35 pm EDT

AHRQ’s research conference, held annually from 2007 to 2012, will make a return engagement in 2015. The conference is scheduled for October 4–6 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Crystal City, Virginia. AcademyHealth will join AHRQ in hosting the conference, which will again bring together experts in health care research and policy to participate in sessions focused on addressing today’s challenges in improving quality, safety, access and value in health care. In addition, AHRQ and AcademyHealth will team with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to hold sessions October 6 as part of the AHRQ conference as well as PCORI’s first annual meeting October 6–8, which also will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. These sessions will address key issues in dissemination and implementation of patient-centered outcomes research. Mark your calendars; information about submitting abstracts, registration, the conference agenda and more will be coming soon. 

 

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