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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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Quality Improvement Advisors

Quality Improvement Advisors (QIAs) are the clinician’s main connection with all that the GLPTN has to offer. You can see the details mentioned in our articles at To help you meet associated milestones as well as clinical and operational results, your QIA will provide you with:

  • complimentary readiness assessment and realistic personalized roadmap to identify areas that could benefit from changes
  • training and implementation support centered around our four-part change package
  • faculty expertise from top local universities
  • regular customized reports detailing your practice’s progress and milestones

Woman talking to her doctorSpecifically, your QIA will work with you to:

  • enhance your participation in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS);
  • establish a Chronic Care Management program and leverage new Medicare billing code changes;
  • understand upcoming MIPS 2019 reimbursement changes; and
  • gain exclusive access to CMEs and other opportunities through Support & Alignment Network (SAN)