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Evidence Report Briefing on Capitol Hill

At the briefing on Capitol Hill, hosted by the Congressional Primary Care Caucus, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) unveiled its latest report highlighting new evidence that links the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and other forms of advanced primary care with improved outcomes, but not in every study examined.

PCPCC Webinar- Telehealth in Primary Care: Increasing Access and Integrating Care

Healthcare's global shift requires the development of meaningful tools available "anytime and anywhere." This shift is occurring with the expectation that personal and community health is improved when individuals and providers have access to integrated data, tools that bring insights and support action, all in the palm of your hand.

PCPCC Webinar: Patient Engagement Through Technology

Everything you know about gamification is wrong. Gamification is NOT about points and badges and leaderboards. Putting points and badges on top of systems that were not designed to be game-like is like welding wheels on a bicycle. It looks from a distance like it will work, but the results are guaranteed to disappoint. 

PCPCC National Briefing: HIMSS Public Policy Initiatives in 2015: Using Health IT to Enable Healthcare Transformation

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is focused on ensuring that health IT is helping to support healthcare transformation and the move toward value-based care delivery.

PCPCC October Webinar: Patient-Centered Best Practices

Learn how two very different primary care practices approached their transformation to a patient-centered medical home and employed new strategies to improve outcomes for their patients, especially those with diabetes. These practices are among the 52 practices in the Maryland Multi-payer PCMH Pilot (MMPP), which Discern administers for the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC). 

Guest Speakers

Consumer Engagement in a Rapidly Evolving Healthcare Environment

This webinar focused on the evolving role of consumers in the healthcare marketplace and why consumer engagement strategies are important to quality and cost outcomes. Speakers discussed the importance of consumer engagement in health information technologies and provided an overview of the Consumer eHealth Readiness Tool (CeRT), a pragmatic tool that supports the advancement of consumer engagement as well as the meaningful use of technology.

Mobile e-Visits in the Medical Home: Implications of a New Delivery Model

Presented by MeVisit and the PCPCC's Care Delivery and Integration Stakeholder Center, Dr. William Thornbury, a Kentucky primary care physician, presents his 2-year research findings on mobile e-Visit technology within the medical home. This webinar discusses the ramifications of true mobility in patient care and the $29 billion implications in every aspect of the healthcare system, including employers, hospitals, insurers and governments.

Advancing Primary Care through Health Information Technology

The PCPCC is delighted to bring together a distinguished panel of speakers from CMS, ONC and NCQA to discuss various aspects of health information technology and the patient-centered medical home. Please join us for a free and informative webinar from 2:00-3:30pm ET on Tuesday, September 11, entitled "Advancing Primary Care through Health Information Technology".

The Role of Health Technology in the New Care Models

 Speaker: CDR Kevin Dorrance, MD, FACP, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda. CDR Dorrance talks about how to realize health technology’s potential to improve communications between physicians and patients, understand health initiatives that are rewarding physicians on the basis of quality and discover how to enhance the coordination of care in a PCMH. 

Beacon Community Case Study: Innovative Solutions for Using HIT to Implement the NCQA PCMH Model

The Crescent City Beacon Community in New Orleans is one of 17 ONC-funded Beacon Communities building and strengthening local health IT infrastructure and testing innovative approaches to make measurable improvements in health, care and cost. This community faced a significant challenge with its PCMH implementation in the community clinic setting: deciphering how to use technology in a way to support care team functions while reducing, rather than increasing, staff and provider workloads.

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