July Learning Events: AHRQ & Mathematica Webinar at 12pm ET Today!

July Learning Events: Webinar Today!
PCPCC Webinar with AHRQ & Mathematica:
Engaging Primary Care Practices in Quality Improvement
Wednesday, July 8, 12:00-1:00pm ET
Primary care can be considered the cornerstone of effective and efficient health care that meets the needs of patients, families, and communities. New resources authored by Mathematica’s health experts offer strategies to help build and sustain practices’ ability to continuously and effectively engage in quality improvement activities. This white paper describes approaches that practice facilitators (also known as coaches) can take to encourage primary care practices to undertake quality improvement (QI) activities. They present a framework for engaging primary care practices in QI and provide practical strategies for gaining initial buy-in from practices, maintaining meaningful and sustained engagement in QI efforts, and working with multiple QI programs.

Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Qualis Health
Julie Schilz, BSN, MBA, Director, Care Delivery Transformation, Anthem
Karla Silverman, 
MS, RN, CNM, Director, Clinical and Training Initiatives, PCDC
Robert McNellis, MPH, PA, Senior Advisor for Primary Care, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Kristin Geonnotti, PHD, Health Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research

Register now! This event is free to the public, but advanced registration is required.
We have officially launched the website for PCPCC's 2015 Annual Conference (in Washington, DC, Nov 11-13)  Visit the new site to explore our robust agenda and learn more about speakers, workshops, and additional events.

Events Include:
  • Preconference Workshops
  • Executive Member Meeting / Lunch
  • Panel & Breakout Sessions
  • Barbara Starfield Awards Dinner
  • Networking Reception
  • Team Care Challenge Luncheon
Participate in dozens of panel discussions and workshops focused on:
  • Payment reform in primary care;
  • Bolstering and expanding the primary care workforce; and
  • Activating patients and families in their care, quality improvement and policy development 
This year our program includes high-level policy discussions as well as "how-to" workshops led by primary care and medical home thought leaders and field experts.

Interested in sponsorship?  Learn about our exhibit hall, workshops, patient-scholarships, networking events and advertising opportunities here.


PCPCC's New Strategic Priorities to Align and Engage Our Stakeholders, 2015-2018
Thursday, July 16, 1:00-2:00pm ET
Over the past several months we have diligently worked to develop a new three-year strategic plan for the organization. Recognizing the extraordinary opportunity for the PCMH to serve as a catalyst for health system transformation, this plan sets the direction and will help us align, engage, and collaborate with our partners, colleagues, patients and families in order to make this transformation a reality.

Join us July 16 for a webinar discussing the PCPCC's new strategic priorities, which include:
  • Promote increased primary care investment
  • Promote clinical transformation and integration with the medical neighborhood and communities
  • Promote patient, consumer, employee/employer engagement in the medical home movement
  • Support interprofessional team-based health workforce
Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH, CEO, PCPCC
PCPCC Stakeholder Center Co-Chairs (TBD)


Physicians and Patients: Natural Partners in Identifying the Right Care
July 30, 1 - 2 p.m. EDT
As patients encounter rising costs for health care services, there are new opportunities for physicians to work with patients to understand how informed referrals and shared decision-making can improve patient experience. Too often, physicians don't have information on the relative cost of health care services or facilities. In an effort to work toward standardization and enable comparisons, the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) recently completed an 18 month pilot to produce total cost of care and resource-use data in 5 regions. Multi-payer claims data was used by physicians in participating regions and a physician leadership seminar was held  to educate, engage, and create a peer support network for effective use of data to drive practice transformation. This webinar will feature program results and a provide a summary of the next phase of NRHI's innovative work in this space. 

Explore pilot results here. 
Elizabeth Mitchell, President & CEO, Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement

Register today! This event is free to the public but advanced registration is required.

In Case You Missed It! 
June National Briefing
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has focused their 2015 advocacy efforts on a bill called the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act in efforts to improve patient care at home. The CARE Act outlines a process by which a family can choose a designated caregiver for a loved one, where a hospital then has the responsibility to instruct and demonstrate how to perform different medical tasks and give proper care. Elaine Ryan, AARP’s Vice President of State Advocacy & Strategic Integration (SASI), joined PCPCC’s National Briefing on June 25th to inform us on the benefits and goals of this Act in relation to patient-centered primary care.

Access slides here.
Access webinar recording here.

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