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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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What GLPTN Offers

GLPTN Reach MapWith more than 15,000 participating clinicians and 36 partner organizations in 5 states, the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network is the largest practice transformation network or “PTN” in the nation. We’ve banned together to provide you and your staff with multi-layered support.

Guidance One-on-One
Our on-demand advisory team of Quality Improvement Advisors (QIAs) is on hand to ensure that every practice in our network is successful. A QIA will work with you to choose your own improvement priorities in addition those core measures identified by our network (i.e. reductions in unnecessary hospitalizations, tests, and procedures).

Guidance through Education
You’ll benefit from the free resources and support provided by a Support & Alignment Network (SAN) of 10 national organizations. By offering well-conceived and continuous educational events — conferences, webinars, and elearning modules — the SAN and our Network Partners keep you up to date on the latest healthcare best practices.  Some of the training is totally free to PTN-participating clinicians, and some is discounted. Be on the lookout for opportunities to earn CMEs.

In addition, Indiana University offers a 15 credit-hour Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Implementation Science for PTN participants.

Guidance through Community
And you’ll be plugged into Healthcare Communities, where you can interact with other GLPTN members and share lessons learned.