“TED” – The Empowerment Dynamic

Shared by Peter Prizzio, The Daily Planet:   We recently had Ann Deaton from “The Bounce Collective” do a presentation on The Empowerment Dynamic  or “TED”.  It would be most helpful in moving toward PCMH credentialling.  I would encourage everyone to take a look at it: http://wecanbounce.com/leadership-training

More Americans Successfully Managing Diabetes

Shared by Sally Graham,Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services:  Interesting article in US News and Reports discussing a diabetes control study reported in DIabetes, Feb. 15th. The study examined the percentage of people with HgbA1C’s < 7 but also the percentage with good blood pressure and cholesterol control. In addition, the article addresses health care disparities found in the study. The “ABC’s” approach to evaluating control was a helpful reminder to address “A”- A1C, “B”- blood pressure, and “C”- cholesterol when treating patients with diabetes. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/02/15/more-americans-successfully-managing-diabetes

A Pharmacist Visit Improves Diabetes Standard in a Patient Centered Medical Home

Shared by Cathy Wheeler, Fan Free Clinic:   Article from the American Journal of Medical Quality, A Pharmacist Visit Improves Diabetes Standard in a Patient Centered Medical Home Click PCMH Impact Research in the top menu to browse more studies and evaluations.

Primary Care Physician Shortages Could Be Eliminated Through Use Of Teams, Nonphysicians, And Electronic Communication

A Very Important Study. In January’s issue of Health Affairs there is a very important study on the topic of primary care provider capacity. Researchers from Columbia Business School and Wharton have developed a simulation model showing how practice innovation could potentially eliminate primary care physician shortages both now and under full implementation of health care reform. The specific innovations include physician pooling, appropriate use of non-physicians, and electronic communication. Their simulation shows that if these innovations were widely adopted, we could potentially offset the increase in demand for physician services while actually improving access to care, thereby averting a primary … Continue reading

How Medicaid Works: A Chartbook for Understanding Virginia’s Medicaid Insurance and the Opportunity to Improve It

The Commonwealth Institute has recently published “How Medicaid Works: A Chartbook for Understanding Virginia’s Medicaid Insurance and the Opportunity to Improve It.” This chartbook provides a concise summary of the cost and benefits of Medicaid expansion in Virginia.  It can be viewed online at: http://www.thecommonwealthinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/chartbook_2013_v6_rev.pdf

Latino Immigrants and Access to Healthcare in the Greater Richmond Area

Shared by Cynthia Newbille: PCMH Collaborative Members:  In preparation for the upcoming February 20th meeting, attached for your review is the report “Latino Immigrants and Access to Healthcare in the Greater Richmond Area“.  Prepared by: Saltanat Liebert, Carl Ameringer, Cynthia Cors, and Mona Siddiqui, VCU. Dr. Ameringer & Saltanat Liebert will join us at 9:00am to provide a 15-20 minute presentation of the report/findings with a follow-up discussion. Have a great weekend. Look forward to seeing you next Wednesday.

How to Videos on the NCQA Application

As folks gear up for submitting the application to NCQA, note the following 15-minute instructional webinars on the Record Review Workbook (for those without an EHR) and the Interactive Survey Tool (online Survey Tool you will use to submit your documentation, etc.): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lITAOlJOqwc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLd47fgIB0o&feature=youtu.be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z36vqZ2MSGY&feature=youtu.be

On-line Preventive Care Resource Site

Shared by Sally Graham,Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services:  The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community. Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions: Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective? Are there effective interventions that are right for my community? What might effective interventions cost; what is the likely return on investment? http://www.thecommunityguide.org/index.html