There's still time to register for Group Health Cooperative's presentation today on
Successful Models of Care for the Medical Home: Staffing and Roles of the
Care Team sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.
A new study published in the September 2009 American Journal of Managed Care
describes some of the benefits of Group Health's patient-centered medical home
(PCMH) model, including significantly fewer ER visits and hospitalizations and an
enhanced patient experience.
Group Health's VP for Primary Care Administration Michael Erikson will describe how
his organization broke even on its primary care staffing investment through reduced
downstream utilization costs. The insurer's efforts reduced ER/urgent care visits by
29 percent and inpatient hospital stays for patients with chronic conditions by
11 percent while enhancing the patient and provider experience. Learn more
about Group Health's Successful Models of Care for the Medical Home:
Staffing and Roles of the Care Team, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Eastern
today, by visiting
This 45-minute session is part of the ongoing Medical Home Open House series
on key aspects of PCMH implementation.
Michael Erikson, vice president, primary care administration, Group Health Cooperative.
The primary care staffing strategies, skill sets and workflow changes that reduced Group
Health's downstream utilization costs, improved clinical quality indicators and enhanced
the patient experience in just one year and that will be implemented at its remaining
medical centers by 2010. Group Health's patient-centered medical home approach
places more emphasis on doctors and care teams proactively engaging patients
in their health and investing more in care coordination.
Discounts available for two or more sessions in the Medical Home Open House series.
Participants may add a DVD or CD to their live session registration to share with colleagues.
Learn more about Group Health's Successful Models of Care for the Medical Home:
Staffing and Roles of the Care Team by visiting:
or calling 888-446-3530.
Other sessions in the Medical Home Open House series:
To register for any of these sessions, please visit: