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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


A Population Health Approach to Dementia

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A Population Health Approach to Dementia by Catherine A. Alder, JD, Bharath B. Reddy Bynagari and Malaz ...

3 Robust Approaches to Dementia Care

Thursday, January 1, 1970

3 Robust Approaches to Dementia Care Programs integrate services in the hospital and out, and among ...

2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge

Thursday, January 1, 1970

Dear Colleague: Today, health systems and professionals are equipped with the knowledge and technology to ...


Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) All Clinician Events – Round 2
CMS in Conversation with Clinicians on the Quality Payment Program
GLPTN-participating clinicians are invited to join CMS in November for another round of feeback discussions on the QPP and TCPI assistance.

TCPI All Clinician Webinar: Primary Care
Tuesday, November 7th 6:30pm – 7:30pm ET
Tuesday, November 7th 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

TCPI All Clinician Webinar: Specialty Care
Wednesday, November 8th 6:30pm – 7:30pm ET
Wednesday, November 8th 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Stress Free Zone: It’s Not Too Late to start MIPS!
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. (EST)
Don’t know if you’re eligible to participate in MIPS? Think you’ve missed your chance to successfully demonstrate MIPS participation during Performance Year 2017? Already resigned yourself to incurring the associated -4% payment adjustment in 2019? DON’T WORRY! You still have time to begin demonstrating your MIPS performance! Join PHA to discuss the options for MIPS performance this year and to determine which option fits your unique scenario in order to successfully demonstrate your MIPS performance in 2017. (Purdue Healthcare Advisors)

AMA SAN webinar: Diabetes care begins with Diabetes prevention
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, from 1-2 p.m. (EST)
84 million American adults have prediabetes but only 1 in 10 knows of their condition. This is an opportunity for health systems to initiate clinical practice change and prevent diabetes in their populations. This session will review the evidence base for clinical approaches to diabetes prevention, and describe how physicians and care teams can implement a diabetes prevention initiative within their practice. Kate Kirley, MD, MS, Director of Chronic Disease Prevention and Janet Williams, MA, Senior Program Manager will be presenters. (AMA SAN)

Root-cause analysis: Digging deep to improve
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, from 1-2 p.m. (EST)
Without an understanding of what is really driving poor quality or performance, it is difficult to improve. Root-cause analysis is a critical tool in the quality improvement tool box that allows professionals to understand what’s at the heart of the problem, and then develop improvement ideas that can make a difference. How can you improve if you do not understand the challenge and the contributing factors? In this 1-hour webinar, PCPI Director of Quality Improvement Stephen L. Davidow, MBA-HCM, CPHQ, APR, will cover three common forms of root-cause analysis, discuss the advantages of applying these methods to different circumstances and environments, and how root-cause analysis is used as the basis for creating and implementing ideas that lead to robust improvement. (AMA SAN)

Performance Year 2017 MIPS Wrap Up
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, from 3-4 p.m. (EST)
Got last minute questions about Performance Year 2017 MIPS? Join Natalie Stewart for a year-end review of reporting options for each MIPS Performance Category, tips on preparing for data submission, and for audience Q&A. (Purdue Healthcare Advisors)

Overview of 2018 MIPS Performance Year
Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. (EST)
We’re gearing up for the 2018 MIPS Performance Year! Join us for an overview of the MIPS PY2018 Final Rule to see what’s the same, what’s changed, and what these changes mean for you and your practice. (Purdue Healthcare Advisors)

*SAN stands for Support & Alignment Network