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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

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge

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Webinars

2017 Medicaid MU Mid-Year Check Up
Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 12-1 p.m. (EST)
Are you an eligible professional (EP) participating in Medicaid MU in 2017? Join PHA’s Natalie Stewart for a webinar to review the objectives and measures for 2017, and help prepare for attestation and document uploads needed for Medicaid MU submissions. (Purdue Healthcare Advisors)


PRIME Registry dashboard demonstration webinar and Q&A with technical team
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. (EST)
In this interactive webinar, attendees will learn how practice EHR data are turned into actionable clinical quality measures through the PRIME Registry on-boarding process, and how automated reporting reduces and streamlines effort for a wide variety of reporting and performance improvement needs. Attendees will also view a demonstration of the PRIME Registry dashboard and see how to target opportunities for improvement at the patient, clinician, and practice level (and across multiple sites of a single practice). (PRIME SAN)


Medication Management & Warm Handoff
Friday, June 16, 2017, from 12-1 p.m. (EST)
In part 2 of the “Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings” series from the Nurse Practitioner Support & Alignment Network, Co-Principal Investigator Kelly M. Smith, Ph.D., will discuss the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Patient Safety Toolkit and to safely reconcile medication and engage in a warm hand-off between providers in order to ensure patient safety and continuity of care is maintained. She’ll also introduce attendees to an exclusive training cohort to implement the entire toolkit in primary care practices. This activity is approved for 1 contact hour of continuing education (which includes 1 hour of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (Nurse Practitioner SAN)


QPP Summer SessionQuality Payment Program (QPP) Summer Session
QPP Summer Session Part 3, Monday, June 19, 2017
Join PHA’s Natalie Stewart for a three-part summer session consisting of Monday lunchtime webinars dedicated to better understanding the Quality Payment Program (QPP).  Part 3 provides an in-depth look at the Improvement Activities and Advancing Care Information performance categories. (Purdue Healthcare Advisors)


Progress and Challenges in the Care of Women with Cardiovascular Disease
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from 1:30-2 p.m. (EST)
Join Dr. Marla Mendelson, MD, a cardiologist at the Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, who will discuss sex and gender in medicine, giving a historical perspective. She will describe how sex and gender have factored into cardiovascular research and what it means for clinical practice. How reproductive issues affect cardiovascular risk will be covered, as well as identification of future risk in women. Q&A follows the presentation. (Healthy Hearts in the Heartland) 


Connecting Care:  Ensuring Quality Referrals and Effective Care Coordination
Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from 12-1 p.m. (EST)
The New England Region Collaborative, which consists of consists of the QIN-QIO and the PTNs in the New England Region, invites you to a webinar featuring CMS TCPi Faculty Member Dr. Carol Greenlee. This webinar covers the “Who, What, When, and How to Use Quality Referrals for Effective Care Coordination.” The moderator is Christopher Campanile, MD, Ph.D., Clinical Coordinator for Healthcentric Advisors, NE QIN-QIO. (New England Region Collaborative)


Crash Course: Diving Deep into MIPS in 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 12-1 p.m. (EST)
Whether you’ve already picked your pace for MIPS in 2017 or need help understanding which option fits your situation best, join PHA’s Natalie Stewart for an overview of the Pick Your Pace options for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017, and a deeper dive into the four MIPS performance categories. This webinar includes an overview of programmatic elements such as eligibility, reporting options, and potential financial impacts. (Purdue Healthcare Advisors)


PRIME Registry dashboard demonstration webinar and Q&A with technical team
Thursday, June 29, 2017, from 1-2 p.m. (EST)
In this interactive webinar, attendees will learn how practice EHR data are turned into actionable clinical quality measures through the PRIME Registry on-boarding process, and how automated reporting reduces and streamlines effort for a wide variety of reporting and performance improvement needs. Attendees will also view a demonstration of the PRIME Registry dashboard and see how to target opportunities for improvement at the patient, clinician, and practice level (and across multiple sites of a single practice). (PRIME SAN)


PHA Office Hours
Wednesday, July 19, 2017, from 12-1 p.m. (EST)
Have questions about MU? MIPS? Just need some help getting a jumpstart on preparing for data submission at the end of the year? Stop by PHA’s open office hours! This hour belongs to you. Members of PHA’s Quality Services team are available to you for audience Q&A on Meaningful Use, the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), audit review, etc. You can even submit questions prior to the session! (Purdue Healthcare Advisors) 


Data Loss and the Impact to Your Organization
Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 12-1 p.m. (EST)
The rapid adoption of EHR technology has increased the amount of data generated, shared, collected and used to improve patient outcomes. Along with EHR systems, technology as a whole is becoming more sophisticated and interconnected. Join PHA Managing Advisor for Security LuAnn Keyton to learn about the risks to organizations regarding data and technology loss; the ways to reduce those risks; and what to do if your organization experiences a loss of technology or data. (Purdue Healthcare Advisors)


Using Data and Discussion to Drive Improvement
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Join Wendi Knapp, MD, FACP, for the third in a three-part “Improving Patient Outcomes through Quality Improvement Series” on how to get your team on the quality improvement bandwagon. The series will conclude with a talk from Dr. Knapp on how to find, use, and communicate the data that your practice already generates to propel change. (American College of Physicians SAN)

 

 

*SAN stands for Support & Alignment Network