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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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GLPTN – Professional Internal Assistance Requests

Professional Internal Assistance Requests

Great Lakes PTN has the unique opportunity to assist practices and clinicians with projects or programs that could benefit from short-term, expert assistance.


  • The practice must be currently enrolled in the Great Lakes PTN
  • Project or program you are seeking assistance for must be an existing project/program that could benefit from 4-5 months of intense, focused, expert assistance
    • Assistance is expertise (human capital) and not financial assistance
    • Assistance will terminate on September 28, 2017
  • Project or program must be focused on cost savings and/or quality improvement
  • Projects or programs that are transferable and can benefit the network as a whole will be given priority consideration

Examples of assistance that would be considered:

  • User-centered design
  • IT support
  • Data extraction support
  • Analytics
  • Business mapping/workflow
  • Marketing
  • Clinical content expertise
  • Project management
  • Other items, as appropriate

Deadline to submit your request is Monday, April 17th by 5:00pm ET.

Submission of a request is not a guarantee of assistance.

Subject line should read: Professional Internal Assistance Request
Send request to:

Request should include:

  • Name of practice, name of contact person at practice, email address and phone number for contact person
  • A description of the project/program you are seeking assistance for
  • A timeline for the assistance you are seeking
  • Expertise you are seeking
  • How this project/program could be replicated and/or disseminated across the network

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