Medical Home Open House Series

Medical Home Open House Series: Upcoming Events

Last chance to Register for this week's session:
Adopting and Implementing Evidence-Based Guidelines in the Medical Home

It's not too late to sign up to join industry expert Dr. Richard J. Baron, President and CEO, Greenhouse Internists tomorrow, October 6th from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Eastern, to learn how to practice evidence-based medicine to support the move toward a medical home.

Many physician groups report that one of the most difficult aspects of building an advanced medical home is the adoption and implementation of evidence-based guidelines. During this session, you'll hear how Greenhouse Internists overcame the challenges associated with following evidence-based guidelines for each patient.

Dr. Baron will share his practice’s evidence-based guidelines experience, from working with physicians on documentation, staff training and work flow redesign to using the data to improve practice performance.

After a 30-minute presentation, you'll have the opportunity to listen to and ask any questions you may have on evidence-based guidelines during a 15-minute Q&A period. Click Here to Register.

Just Added to the Medical Home Open House!

  • Achieving NCQA's Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition on 10/21/09 at 1:30 Eastern.

    Presenters: Dr. James Kerby, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Barbara Luskin, Quality Manager, Grand Valley Health Plan

    Grand Valley Health Plan has been recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

    During this webinar, Dr. James Kerby, vice president of medical affairs and Barbara Luskin, quality manager at Grand Valley Health Plan, will share Grand Valley Health Plan's experience to date on the basics of preparing for and achieving recognition from NCQA's Physician Practice Connections® - Patient-Centered Medical Home™ — from the daily workflow changes and processes that need to be in place for patient access, communication, education and tracking, care management and performance reporting and improvement, to the adoption and implementation of evidence-based guidelines, one of the more challenging aspects of recognition for most practices. Click Here to Register.

  • Effective Case Management in the Medical Home on 11/11/09 at 1:30 Eastern.

    Presenters: Diane Littlewood, RN, Regional Manager of Case Management for Health Services, Geisinger Health Plan and Joann Sciandra, RN, Regional Manager of Case Management for Health Services, Geisinger Health Plan

    The role of the case manager in the healthcare system has been steadily increasing as the need to manage healthcare expenditures and utilization grows. Whether by phone, in the home, in the emergency room, in the physician's office or at the time of discharge, case managers are charged with helping patients gain access to needed medical, social, educational and other services for chronic conditions.

    During this 45-minute webinar, Diane Littlewood, RN, and Joann Sciandra, RN, both regional managers of case management for health services at Geisinger Health Plan, will examine the key components of an effective case management program — from the background of the case manager to their responsibilities and training. They will share strategies for training case managers, managing case loads, case management tools, techniques, principles and practices and case management stratification. Click Here to Register.

For more information on the Medical Home Open House Series, contact our customer service department at 888-446-3530.

About the Medical Home
Open House Series

The Medical Home "Open House" series of webinars has been touring the critical components in the medical home. If you've missed any of the sessions, you can still order the webinar CD or DVD. Don't miss out on the latest developments in the transition to the patient-centered medical home model. Sessions have been held on

  • Integrating behavioral health into the medical home;
  • Negotiating the medical home contract;
  • Accountable Care Organizations;
  • Patient engagement and education;
  • Geisinger's care transitions program;
  • GroupHealth's staffing models for the medical home; and
  • Bundled or episode-based payments.

Click here to order any of the sessions you may have missed.

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