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Clinician's Perspective

Clinician's Perspective

As a family physician I have not one but two jobs these days: take great care of my patients and continually improve my practice. I look forward to working with the practice improvement facilitators in the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network to help me do both of these jobs better. An extra pair of skilled hands will be a welcome addition to our improvement team.John Hickner, MD, MSc Professor and Head, Family Medicine University of Illinois at Chicago


Commonly used drugs lead to more doctor's office, hospital and emergency department visits

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS — Anticholinergic medications, a class of drugs very commonly used by older adults, are linked ...

CMS and major commercial health plans, in concert with physician groups and other stakeholders, announce alignment and simplification of quality measures

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), ...

Altarum Institute to Lead Clinical Practice Transformation Effort in Michigan

Friday, October 2, 2015

Altarum Institute is excited to announce that it will lead the Michigan arm of a ...


Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) HIIN Partner Meeting
Friday, March 10, 2017, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, OH
Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) HIIN invites clinicians to attend its annual partner meeting, which will focus on SPS theory as well as practical applications for best practices developed by the SPS Network to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries. Meeting presenters will include hospital leaders, including CEOs, board members and clinical and safety leaders from across the SPS Network, which consists of 100+ hospitals working to eliminate serious harm, and comprising more than 50 percent of all children’s hospital admissions in the country. Registration deadline is March 1, 2017. (Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety HIIN)

KHC 3rd Annual Healthcare Conference
March 15, 2017, Full Day, The Olmsted, Louisville, KY
This conference is more than a chance to network with key healthcare professionals; it’s an opportunity to play a part in affecting real change in healthcare. Join a diverse collection of leaders in healthcare to explore measurement, data, and payment innovation; cultural competency; and the game changers that could be in store over the next few years. (Kentuckiana Health Collaborative)

QI Champion Training to Save Time, Money, Patients, and Peace of Mind
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (PST), San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
GLPTN-enrolled clinicians are invited to enroll in this one-day ACP Center for Quality-sponsored course designed to train clinician participants to understand strategies to enhance team-based care through QI; to develop a QI project outline with the input of national experts and peers; to practice communicating QI goals to your team, colleagues, patients, and leadership; to consider strategies to engage diverse patient populations and address health disparities; and to become a QI champion, serving as a leader in your practice, region, or health system. The course is intended for clinicians interested in learning more about quality improvement and taking those skills back to their practices; and not for non-clinicians or practice managers. 30 subsidized slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To enroll, send your name, contact information and PTN affiliation here no later than Feb. 10, 2017. (American College of Physicians SAN)