Join regional health care leaders and providers to hear how Group Health is engaging patients, physicians, and clinical staff in reshaping primary care, improving care coordination, avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations, creating effective shared decision making, and more. Help create healthier lives and lower the cost of health care with best practices that have earned national praise and recognition.
At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:
- Outline how primary care can be reshaped to improve the patient experience and clinical outcomes.
- Identify what systems need to be put into place to improve transitions from one patient care environment to another, and reduce hospital readmissions.
- Engage with patients to empower them to take a more active role in decision making over their health care.
The Medical Home: Patient-Centered Care
- Examine the process of developing a patient-centered medical home prototype and how to implement the work across the delivery system.
- Outline how the use of Lean tools and techniques support the creation of standard work and continuous improvement cycles for the primary and chronic care models.
- Diagram how the medical home model has re-energized primary care to better meet the needs of patients and providers, and to reduce costs.
Seamless Transitions for Patient-Centered Care in the Emergency Department/Hospital Inpatient Initiative: Engaging the Health Care System
- Describe a rational way to triage patients who are admitted to the hospital into four distinct tracks requiring different kinds of support and care coordination.
- Implement an approach based on Coleman's Four Pillars model resulting in smoother transitions across settings (hospital to home or to nursing home, or back to an ambulatory setting).
- Inspire their colleagues to adopt a practical patient-centered approach to emergency department and hospital inpatient care in their own health care system.
Tracking Medicine: A Researcher's Quest to Understand Health Care
- Improve outcomes and contain costs by recognizing patient preferences when choosing the course of care.
- Describe the effects of supply on health care utilization.
Engaging the Patient With Shared Decision Making
- Identify which patients would benefit from being involved in shared decision making conversations before deciding on the appropriate management strategy for preference-sensitive conditions.
- Apply specific ideas and tools to help providers integrate a system to ensure that the right information is given to the right patients at the right time.
- Promote the wider use of shared decision making in the providers' health care organization.
Improving the Value of High-End Imaging: Engaging Providers With Feedback
- Explain to both patients and providers the direct and indirect harms of high-end imaging.
- Make the case for pragmatic clinical decision support for high-end imaging.
- Make provider-specific feedback an effective strategy for engaging physicians in clinical improvement.
Tuition includes all educational sessions, course syllabus, and refreshments the day of the course. You will receive written confirmation of your registration. To receive Category 1 credit, providers are required to attest to how many hours they were actually present at the given activity by completing a Verification of Hours form provided by the CME office. Failure to return this form will result in denial of credit for that activity.
Group Health Cooperative is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association CME Accreditation Committee to sponsor continuing medical education activities for physicians.
Group Health Cooperative designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.25 hours in Category I to satisfy the re-licensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.
Group Health Cooperative designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.