Outcomes & Evaluation Center Update: December 2012

In this December Issue: Get the latest updates on the Outcomes & Evaluation Center; learn about upcoming events and webinars; and read about national medical home news focused on outcomes and evaluation.


                December 2012               

Update from Cabinet Leadership

Message from our Director of Programs, Tara Hacker.  Welcome to the December update from the Outcomes & Evaluation 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: Demonstrate the value of primary care and the patient centered medical home (PCMH), using appropriate data analysis and evaluation methods.

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:
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, www.pcpcc.net.

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.

Medical Home News

After-Hours Access To Primary Care Practices Linked With Lower Emergency Department Use And Less Unmet Medical Need. Health Affairs, 12/12.

Primary care doctors meet needs of diabetics, study says U.S. News & World Report, 12/11. New study reveals that primary care docs provide superior care for diabetics.

Mapping Tool: State Decisions for Creating Health Insurance Exchanges in 2014 Kaiser Family Foundation, updated 12/12.

Health care coordination key for kids.  The Day, 12/16.  Pilot project proves successful among Medicaid children in Connecticut.

Partner News

Accreditation/Recognition Program Resources

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 www.pcpcc.net
Next Open-Forum Call 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
3:00-4:00pm ET

Center Leadership


Melinda Abrams
Vice President
The Commonwealth Fund

Scott Van Volkenburg
Senior Manager of Advisory Services
Ernst & Young


Angela Tobin
Medical Home Education & Policy Analyst

American Academy of Pediatrics

Charlie Carpenter
President and CEO
Medical Advantage Group

Chelsea Rajagopalan
Program Manager

American Academy of Pediatrics

Christine Leyden
Senior Vice President of Client Services and Chief Accreditation Officer

Diane Cardwell
Vice President, Healthcare Solutions

Foong-Khwan Siew
Collaborative Health Solutions

Heather Brungardt
Manager, PCMH Initiative
American Academy of Family Physicians

Janet Leiker
Health Care Quality Strategist

American Academy of Family Physicians

Jan Towers
Director of Health Policy/Federal Government & Professional Affairs

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Jay Sultan
Associate Vice President, Thought Leader Payment Reform, Chief Healthcare Suite Architect
The TriZetto Group

Jim Pavletich
Vice President, COO & Associate General Manager, Ambulatory Operations
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

Julie Schilz
Director, Primary Care Strategies

Marcia James
Director, Provider Engagement

Marjie Harbrecht
Chief Executive Officer

Mina Harkins
Assistant Vice President, Recognition Programs

Paul Greenall
Director, Corporate Strategy & Business Development

Richard Fornadel
Medical Director

Sarah Scholle
Vice President of Research & Analysis

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

Vincent Keenen
Executive Vice President
Illinois Academy of Family Physicians

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