Upcoming Events

Thursday May 26, 2016 08:30 am EDT

Join Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) for a conversation on Mental Health Reform. 

Thursday May 26, 2016 01:00 pm EDT

Today’s nurse practitioners play an important role in managing and delivering health care to Americans. Nurse practitioners (NPs) deliver health care to patients in a variety of settings. This presentation will provide insight on the approach to patient-centered care by nurse practitioners. It will also illustrate the role that NPs can play in our health care system, including a short presentation by an NP-owned and operated clinic that provides primary health care to a diverse patient population across the lifespan. 

*This National Briefing webinar will be held one week earlier than usual due to Memorial Day.

Tuesday May 31, 2016 12:00 pm EDT

Communicating effectively with all patients and families is crucial in providing care consistent with the medical home model. Facilitated by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation, this webinar will identify effective visual, verbal, and written communication tools that can be used in practice for all patients and families, including those with limited English proficiency and health literacy. The webinar will provide pediatric medical home professionals with practical and concrete tools to communicate meaningfully and effectively with patients and families.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how language access can improve delivery of care within the pediatric medical home model.
  • Identify effective visual, verbal, and written communication tools and resources that can be used in practice for all patients, including those with limited English proficiency and health literacy. 
  • Discuss evidence-based and evidence-informed promising practices that leverage effective communication and language access to improve equitable provision of care.

Click here for additional information.

Thursday Jun 2, 2016 02:00 pm EDT

The Role of Leadership in Creating a Culture of Patient and Family-Centered Care

Engaged and committed leadership has emerged as an essential element for driving the practice transformation outlined in the TCPI change package.  But what does “engaged and committed leadership” look like day-to-day in the office? What leadership behaviors and actions facilitate the delivery of patient- and family-centered care?  And what difference do these actions make in the transformation effort?  

Hosted by our partners at Planetree, this webinar will address these questions and examine the critical role practice leaders play in:
•    Championing and orchestrating change,
•    Mentoring and developing staff; and
•    Recognizing and acting on the knowledge, insights and input from all staff – and patients and family members – in order to create a culture of continuous quality improvement.

Speakers:
•    Sara Guastello, Director of Knowledge Management, Planetree
•    Dael Waxman, MD, Interim Chair, Department of Family Medicine; Medical Director, CHS Integrative Health; Medical Director, Patient-Centered Programming, CMC Mercy, Carolinas HealthCare System

We'll stick around for 15 minutes after the webinar to answer questions not addressed during the presentation (3-3:15pm).

*This webinar is free-of-charge and is supported by Grant Number 1L1CMS-331478-01-00 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided in this webinar are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

Monday Jun 6, 2016 07:00 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.

Now it is 2016, and the patient-centered medical home is firmly embedded in the U.S. healthcare landscape. The concept of value-based purchasing, with its demand for documented quality, efficiency, and patient engagement, has been not just embraced but championed by CMS.  This is moving the market, and the medical home is the critical foundation of the new delivery models.  The Eighth National Medical Home Summit, co-hosted by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative,  will look at how advanced medical homes fit into this new value-based world and will bring together the leading authorities and practitioners in the medical home field to discuss how it is working, what we are learning from the research, where it has proven outcomes,  where it needs improvement, and what issues and challenges lie ahead.

The Summit begins with a morning-long preconference featuring leading researchers who will describe their recent work and what we are learning about medical homes in solo or collaborative models.  The plenary sessions feature presentations by the leading figures in the medical home movement, the three most critical organizations concerned with patient and family engagement, and successful health care system and ACO models.  Two concurrent sessions on Day 2 highlight innovative local models and new roles and payers in medication management, respectively. Finally, the medical home training program associated with the Summit 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 the preconference and the main Summit.  Candidates earn a certificate of completion with a score of 70% or better on the final exam.

 

Wednesday Jun 8, 2016 08:00 am EDT

AHRQ is pleased to announce that the 2016 TeamSTEPPS® National Conference will take place in Washington, D.C.,June 8-10, 2016. On average, the TeamSTEPPS National Conference attracts more than 500 industry professionals. The conference brings techniques, tools and new thinking to assist health care professionals in successfully implementing and sustaining TeamSTEPPS. Innovation is a key element in mapping the future of TeamSTEPPS and the changing health care environment. There is no better venue to experience the impact of TeamSTEPPS in various clinical and non-clinical settings while making invaluable contacts with old and new colleagues. Stay tuned for important information regarding registration and a call for proposals. Questions? Please contact [email protected].

Wednesday Jun 8, 2016 09:00 am EDT

On June 8-10th, Planetree is partnering with Griffin Hospital, Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center and the World Health Organization Collaborating Centers for Health Promoting Hospitals to host the Health Promotion in Hospitals and Health Centers Conference for the first time in the U.S. The conference is in its 24th year and typically attracts 700+ attendees from over 43 different countries. Participants range in background from scientists to health care practitioners, leaders, decision makers, policy makers, researchers and related businesses.

This year’s theme of Creating a Culture of Health Through Innovation and Partnership has attracted an incredible panel of expert speakers including: Dr. Edward Kelly, WHO Director of Health Services, Dr. Michael McGinnis, Senior Scholar, National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Jewel Mullen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health-US Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Elizabeth Bradley, Professor, Yale School of Public Health and Dr. Maulik Joshi, President, American Hospital Association- HRET Division, among others.

Join Planetree and the PCPCC for a memorable experience which will be held at the beautiful and historic Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut with pre-conference HPH Summer School sessions taking place at Griffin Hospital. We invite you to learn, collaborate, share, and build a network of resources to take back with you!

Thursday Jun 9, 2016 07:00 am EDT

The Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care is hosting this first-of-its-kind program to introduce primary care and health system leaders to cutting-edge approaches to primary care from leading practices around the world. Using original cases, done in the style of Harvard Business School, participants will engage in discussions led by world-class faculty from Harvard Medical School, MIT's Sloan School of Management and Copenhagen Business School. Through these cases, participants will step into the shoes of leaders in primary care, analyzing and evaluating their decisions, challenges, and outcomes.

Attendees will engage and network with leaders from the high performing organizations profiled in the cases including:

  • Alaska's Southcentral Foundation (Katherine Gottlieb)
  • Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (Jeff Brenner)
  • Martin's Point Health Care-Bangor
  • Gezondheidscentrum de Roerdomp from the Netherlands.

Importantly, the learning won't end at the conclusion of the conference. When participants return to their organizations and tackle the challenges facing their teams, they will continue to receive support. Completion of the program will grant them access to an alumni network of respected leaders and ongoing learning through webinars and other offerings.

Request info or learn more: https://primarycare.hms.harvard.edu/case-based-program/

Tuesday Jun 28, 2016 04:00 pm EDT

Each month PCPCC Executive Members are invited to participate in exclusive monthly calls to discuss internal and external developments, including strategic planning, public policy developments, and new program initiatives. Calls occur monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

Thursday Jun 30, 2016 01:00 pm EDT

Details and registration information forthcoming. 

Monday Jul 25, 2016 08:00 am EDT

The Institute for Patient-and Family-Centered Care will host its 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships in Care, Interprofessional Education, and Research, on July 25-27, 2016, in New York City. This conference will showcase exemplary programs that promote partnerships with patients and families that are essential to redesigning health care, promote transformation in organizational culture, and help to improve the quality, safety, and experience of care.

Educational sessions feature partnerships, innovation, best practice, and research and address emerging issues in patient- and family-centered care. This can't-miss event offers continuing education credits, a great lineup of plenary speakers, more than 100 sessions, 80 posters, unparalleled networking opportunities, and a first-rate exhibit.

Who Should Attend

  • Patient and Family Advisors and Leaders
  • Health Care Practitioners, Clinicians, and Staff
  • Trustees of Health Care Organizations
  • Health Care Administrators and Managers
  • Pharmacists
  • Respiratory, Occupational, and Physical Therapists and Developmental Specialists
  • Child Life Specialists, Social Workers, Chaplains, and Other Supporting Staff
  • Health Care Educators and Information Specialists
  • Integrative Health Care Practitioners
  • Psychologists/Psychiatrists
  • Quality Management, Patient Safety, Risk Management Personnel
  • Care Coordinators/Discharge Planners

Register here!

Tuesday Jul 26, 2016 04:00 pm EDT

Each month PCPCC Executive Members are invited to participate in exclusive monthly calls to discuss internal and external developments, including strategic planning, public policy developments, and new program initiatives. Calls occur monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

Thursday Jul 28, 2016 01:00 pm EDT

Details and registration information forthcoming. 

Tuesday Sep 27, 2016 04:00 pm EDT

Each month PCPCC Executive Members are invited to participate in exclusive monthly calls to discuss internal and external developments, including strategic planning, public policy developments, and new program initiatives. Calls occur monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

Thursday Sep 29, 2016 01:00 pm EDT

Details and registration information forthcoming. 

Tuesday Oct 25, 2016 04:00 pm EDT

Each month PCPCC Executive Members are invited to participate in exclusive monthly calls to discuss internal and external developments, including strategic planning, public policy developments, and new program initiatives. Calls occur monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET.

Thursday Oct 27, 2016 01:00 pm EDT

Details and registration information forthcoming. 

Sunday Oct 30, 2016 09:00 am EDT

Join over 1,000 of your peers, patients, caregivers, and healthcare’s world-class experts at the 2016 Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care! In its 24th year, the longest running conference on patient–centered care will be take place from October 30th – November 2nd at the Downtown Chicago Marriott.

Four Days of Personal and Professional Growth
Attending this year’s event will give you access to some of the best learning opportunities in the healthcare industry today.  Big ideas, practical takeaways, key strategies and inspiring thought leadership await you in Chicago!

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