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PCPCC National Briefing: An Exploration of AHRQ's PCMH Resource Center

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed an extensive collection of resources for the primary care community to use in research and evaluation, quality improvement, and the delivery of improved primary care services. On May 21 at 1 p.m. EST, Janice Genevro, PhD, a health scientist at AHRQ, joined the PCPCC's National Briefing to provide an exploration of the PCMH Resource Center web site and other AHRQ tools designed to support the delivery of evidence-based, patient-centered primary care. 

PCPCC National Briefing: Health Care Costs and Value for the Consumer Advocate

Last month, Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, launched the Health Care Value Hub, a networking and resource center for advocates working for lower costs and better value in health care. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Health Care Value Hub will support and connect consumer advocates across the United States, providing comprehensive, research-based information and tools to help them advocate for policies that reduce health care costs and increase quality.

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. 

Collaboration and Practice Transformation in Residency Education

The current fee-for-service model of primary care delivery in the United States is outdated and wreaking havoc on the foundation of our healthcare system. This model will be phased out over the next decade in favor of value-based reimbursement (among other changes). Residency programs, however, are often based on the old model of care and, consequently, are not prepared to train residents for the future models of care. In order to address this deficiency, residency-training collaboratives have been popping up around the country.

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.

Primary Care Integration into Behavioral Health Settings: Supporting Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

On Feb. 26,  Martha Gerrity, MD, MPH, PhD, Clinical Epidemiologist at the Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University, joined the PCPCC to discuss her latest Milbank Memorial Fund report, “Integrating Primary Care into Behavioral Health Settings: What Works for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness.”

Primary Care, ACOs, and Payment Reform: A Conversation with Mark McClellan of the Brookings Institution

 

Mark McClellan of the Brookings Institution joined a PCPCC webinar to discuss the important role primary care leadership plays in health care transformation, including physician-led ACOs and other payment reform initiatives. 

He highlighted major themes and recommendations from a recently released ACO Learning Network toolkit, Adopting Accountable Care: An Implementation Guide for Physician Practices. The four major themes include: 

PCPCC Webinar: An Overview of Key Findings from PCPCC's Evidence Report

PCPCC Chief Executive Officer, Marci Nielsen, provides an overview of the PCPCC's latest evidence report titled, The Patient-Centered Medical Home's Impact on Cost and Quality: Review of Evidence 2013-2014. The publication highlights evidence from primary care PCMH initiatives taking place in both public and private markets across the country. The report looks at selected outcomes from 28 peer-reviewed studies, state government evaluations, and industry reports published between September 2013 and November 2014.

Interprofessional Primary Care Training: Seven Champion Programs

Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH and Barbara Brandt, PhD discuss a new PCPCC publication that focuses on interprofessional primary care training. The publication takes a deeper dive into seven exemplary programs that train medical students, residents, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and other health professionals for work in patient-centered medical homes. 

October National Briefing: Transforming Primary Care Through Payment Reform

We are learning two things about restructuring health care in the United States in the post-Affordable Care Act (ACA) environment: Primary care transformation is essential to a well-performing health care delivery system and payment reform works best when it is consistent across payers.

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