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.

Innovation in the Medical Home: How Mobile and Social Technologies Can Accelerate Health Behavior Changes

"Innovation in the Medical Home: How Mobile and Social Technologies Can Accelerate Health Behavior Changes". Co-sponsored by the Center for eHealth Information Adoption and Exchange, the Mobile Task Force, the Center for Consumer Engagement and the Behavioral Health Task Force, the webinar will feature Joseph Cafazzo, Ph.D., from the University of Toronto's Centre for Global eHealth Innovation. Some of the highlights of Dr.

Health Information Technology and the PCMH Model for Indian Health

American Indians and Alaskan Native people face high rates of illness, disability and death from chronic and preventable diseases. In 2008, the Indian Health Service launched the Improving Patient Care (IPC) program to address these health disparities. The Indian Health Service is also adopting primary care medical homes to focus on delivery of patient-centered care. Learn more about how health information technology helps support the Indian Health Service medical homes and other healthcare programs.

Patient-Centered Medical Home Infrastructure: Current and Future Landscape - Webinar

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is an approach that evolved from the understanding that a well-organized, proactive clinical team working in a tandem with well-informed patients is better able to address the preventive and disease management needs in a guideline-concordant manner. This approach represents a fundamental shift from episodic acute care models and has become an integral part of health reform supported on a federal level.

Health Literacy and HIT: Implications for the New Communication LandscapeThursday

This webinar was co-sponsored by the PCPCC Center for eHealth Information Adoption and Exchange and the Center for Consumer Engagement and will feature Dr. Christine Zarcadoolas from the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter and Dr. Sylvia Chou from the National Cancer Institute. At least half of all adults in the US are low literate and/ have inadequate health literacy (struggle to find, understand and use health information). Dr. Zarcadoolas will discuss health literacy, referring to her current research investigating patient usability of electronic medical records (EMRs).  Dr.

HIT Enablement of Medication-Related Care Coordination

Overview: As healthcare organizations adopt the electronic health record (EHR), the pharmacists’ role in using technology for medication management outside the prescription process will expand to the “Medical Neighborhood”. The Pharmacy e-Health Information Technology Collaborative (Collaborative) is an organization focused on influencing the structure, development and implementation of the U.S. Health Information Technology (HIT) infrastructure to assure the pharmacists’ role in medication-related care coordination is part of the patient-centered medical home model.

Behavioral Health Integration in the Medical Home and Its Facilitation by HIT

Date: Thursday, April 14th 2011, from 1:00 - 2:30pm ETOverview: In the rush to develop collaborative care practices the use of health IT is a powerful, often overlooked, and crucial element. The University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care in northern Vermont have embarked on a project to develop Patient-Centered Medical Homes in each of our primary care practices. As part of that effort, there is a commitment that mental health substance abuse and health behavior services are central elements of the development. Dr. Kessler, a health psychologist, directs this effort. Dr.

Desktop Medicine and the Patient Centered Medical Home

Date: Thursday, March 10th 2011, from 1:00 - 2:30pm ETPresenters: Jason Karlawish is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics, and Senior Fellow of the Center for Bioethics and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of PennsylvaniaOverview: A robust health information technology infrastructure is a central tenet of the patient-centered medical home model. Dr.


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