July 19, 2011

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Convenes Thought Leaders, Health Care Collaborators at 5th Annual Summit in Washington, D.C.

Oct. 21, 2011 Summit panels spotlight medical home outcomes, accountable care relationships, workforce issues, team-based care and behavioral health integration

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five short years ago, the patient centered medical home was a little-known model with the promise to improve patient outcomes and transform health care delivery. In October, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative will trace the progress of the medical home in the context if its own five-year history of stakeholder collaboration focused on continued advancement of what is now the rapidly expanding medical home concept. The Summit will be held Oct. 21, 1011 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center.

The PCPCC is a coalition of more than 700 organizations representing the nation's business leaders, consumers, primary care physicians and other health care stakeholders with the shared goal of advancing adoption of the patient centered medical home (PCMH). The Annual Summit is an opportunity to engage high-level national leadership and convene the membership around the ideas and practices to expand PCMH implementation nationwide. The theme for the meeting, "Five Years Making Healthy Connections: Collaborating to improve care in the PCMH," applies both to the team-based care approach that is part of the PCMH model, as well as the stakeholder collaboration essential to the rise and expansion of the medical home as a central tenet for health care transformation.

"The medical home is the centerpiece for models of care designed to coordinate what is now an inefficient, fragmented system," said Amy Gibson, PCPCC chief operating officer. "The positive impact of the medical home is now well established. As we move towards more accountable models of care, we look to the patient centered medical home and a collaborative, team-based approach to enhance care for individual patients as well as patient populations, and to rein in the overall cost of care."

Keynote speeches will be offered by Carolyn Clancy, MD, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Richard Baron, MD, director, Seamless Care Models Group, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Thought leaders from industry, federal programs, think tanks and the PCMH field will participate in discussion panels on topics such as team-based care in the PCMH, outcomes of the PCMH: purchasers and payers in the accountable care landscape; workforce training and education; and integration of behavioral health in the medical home. Speakers include:

  • John Crosby, JD, chairman, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative; executive director, American Osteopathic Association
  • Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, president, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative; global director of healthcare transformation, IBM
  • David K. Nace, MD, vice president, medical director, McKesson Corporation
  • Terry McInnis, MD, MPH, president, Blue Thorn Inc.
  • Susan Edgman-Levitan, executive director, The Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Joanne Pohl, Ph.D., ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing (invited)
  • Nancy Ford, director of regional clinics, Dean Health System
  • Col. George D. Patrin, MC, special projects officer, patient family centered care NRMC/CLINOPS (invited)
  • David Hanekom, MD, vice president of medical management and chief medical officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Marjie Harbrecht, MD, CEO, Health TeamWorks
  • Melinda Abrams, MS, vice president of patient-centered coordinated care, The Commonwealth Fund
  • Duane Putnam, national director, employers--coalitions, organizations and associations, Pfizer Inc.
  • Dana Safran, Sc.D., senior vice president, performance measurement and improvement, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Emma Hoo, director, Pacific Business Group on Health
  • Jay Sultan, associate vice president, product manager for value-based reimbursement, The TriZetto Group
  • Cynthia Belar, Ph.D., ABPP, executive director, education directorate, American Psychological Association
  • Lucinda Maine, executive vice president and CEO, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Elizabeth "Libby" Baxley, MD, professor and chair of department of family and preventive medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Barbara A. Cubic, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Norman B. Anderson, Ph.D., CEO, American Psychological Association
  • Rodger Kessler, Ph.D., ABPP, research director, Collaborative Care Research Network; research assistant professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Russell Glasgow, Ph.D., deputy director of implementation science, National Cancer Institute's division of cancer control and population sciences
  • Susan McDaniel, Ph.D., Dr. Laurie Sands distinguished professor of families and health; director, Institute for the Family; Department of Psychiatry associate chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center

For a complete agenda or to register for the PCPCC Annual Summit, go to http://pcpcc.net/event/summit/10-21-2011/registration.

The PCPCC is organized and financed to provide better outcomes for patients, more efficient payment to physicians and better value, accountability and transparency to purchasers and consumers. Studies of the PCMH model show that it improves patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. It also lowers health care costs by improving care coordination and communication between primary care physicians and their patients.

About the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative is a coalition of more than 800 major employers, consumer groups, organizations representing primary care physicians, and other stakeholders who have joined to advance the patient centered medical home. The Collaborative believes that, if implemented, the patient centered medical home will improve the health of patients and the health care delivery system. For more information on the patient centered medical home and a complete list of the PCPCC members, please visit http://www.pcpcc.net/.

SOURCE Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative