Care Delivery & Integration Center Update: December 2012

In this December Issue: Get the latest updates on the Care Delivery & Integration Center; learn about upcoming events and webinars; and read about national medical home news focused on care delivery and integration.

                December 2012               

Update from Cabinet Leadership

Message from our Director of Programs, Tara Hacker.  Welcome to the December update from the Care Delivery & Integration Center! As the new Center Lead, I will be in charge of coordinating activities across our five Stakeholder Centers. I want to thank each of you for actively participating and continuing to support the advancement of primary care and the medical home model. I look forward to working with you all as this Center's work progresses.
Center Goal: Across the health care delivery system, increase implementation of the patient-centered medical home, built on a strong primary care foundation, and support the development of accountable care initiatives with medical homes at their core.

Center leadership held its November conference call to further refine a work plan.  Click here to review detailed minutes from the call. 

During this call, cabinet members discussed:
  • Integration of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Behavioral Health and Medication Management, into the work of each Center.
  • Gaps within the Center where content experts and perspectives may be missing such as the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and Community Health Centers.
  • Previous and future webinars hosted by the PCPCC on depression screening, adolescent health, team-based care, and electronic tools to incentivize medical home care between employers, clinicians, and patients.
  • Three "Big Ideas" under PCPCC Board Review: (1) employer/provider key stakeholder meeting, (2) medical home mapper, and (3) public engagement and outreach.
For questions pertaining to this Center, please contact Tara Hacker at [email protected]  To learn about other PCPCC centers or sign up for our topic-specific mailing lists, please visit our website,

Center News & Announcements



2013 Fifth National Medical Home Summit: PCPCC is co-sponsoring the Fifth National Medical Home Summit March 13-15, 2013 in Philadelphia with the Jefferson School of Population Health. Click here for updated agenda, sponsorship opportunities and more.
Save the Date! 2013 PCPCC Annual Fall Conference: PCPCC will host its Annual Fall Conference on October 14-15, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD. Click here for presentations and photos from our 2012 Annual Fall Conference.


ACOs, already surging, poised for even more growth.  AMedNews, 12/10. Physician practices under increasing demand to lead or participate in Accountable Care Organizations.
First 6 states health insurance markets approved by U.S. Bloomberg, 12/11.

NACHC, American College of Physicians announce program to offer Medical Home Builder 2.0 News Medical, 11/29. Associations team up to offer tools for building and sustaining medical home practices to


Partner News


Accreditation/Recognition Programs

The Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) is a nonprofit working to advance an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), an approach to providing comprehensive primary care for children, youth and adults. Learn more at
Next All-Center Call 
Tues, February 19, 2013
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Center Leadership


Blair Childs
Senior Vice President
Premier Healthcare Alliance

Sunnah Kim
Director, Division of Pediatric Practice
American Academy of Pediatrics

Ted Epperly
Program Director and CEO
The Family Medicine Residency of Idaho


Angela Tobin
Medical Home Education & Policy Analyst

American Academy of Pediatrics

Bill Rollow
Solutions Leader, Healthcare Value & Transformation Strategy and Innovation Group

Catherine Grus
Deputy Executive Director
American Psychological Association

Charles Chodroff
Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer
Wellspan Health

Chris Norhden
Director of E-Learning

Corette Byrd
Senior Associate, Division of Medical Practice, Professionalism & Quality
American College of Physicians

Craig Samitt
President & CEO
Dean Health System

Cynthia Belar
Executive Director, Education Directorate
American Psychological Association

Dana Gelb Safron
Senior Vice President, Performance Measurement & Improvement
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Ed Webb
Associate Executive Director
American College of Clinical Pharmacy

Foong-Khwan Siew
Collaborative Health Solutions

Guy Mansueto
Vice President of Marketing

Heather Brungardt
Manager, PCMH Initiative
American Academy of Family Physicians

Heidi Dickson
Corporate Strategy & Business Development

James Crawford
Chair, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Senior VP of Laboratory Services
North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System

Jeff Hanson
Vice President
Truven Health Analytics

John Steidl
Director, Project Management Office

Margo Williams
Senior Associate, Practice Improvement and Innovation 
American College of Physicians

Shari M. Erickson
Director of Regulatory & Insurer Affairs
American College of Physicians

Sherry Fischer
Manager, APEX Practice Initiatives
American Academy of Pediatrics

Sonny Morton
Regional Medical Director

Steve Waldren
Director, Center for Health IT
American Academy of Family Physicians

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