A personal look at clinical decision support -- using individual information (lab test results, clinical findings, prescriptions, administrative data, etc.) to engage patients, improve individual care, enhance population health, and make health care safer, faster, cheaper and more effective.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Webinar: Advanced IT for the Medical Home: Engaging the Patient
Advanced IT for the Medical Home:
Engaging the Patient
A special conference for senior executives & administrators from physician groups, emerging Accountable Care Organizations, health systems, Patient Centered Medical Homes, health plans, and government agencies.
To register for this interactive, 45 minute webinar, please click here.
PC-based attendees require: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees require: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Primary care is at the core of most every major initiative for health care reform - not the least of which is the Patient Centered Medical Home. The PCMH model will succeed or fail depending on how well primary care providers can engage their patients in a coordinated, continual, and directed pattern of care.
Information technology, when applied strategically and purposefully, can create engaged patients and be a key difference maker for PCMH efforts.
Benjamin Littenberg, MD FACP will share his experience as a practicing physician, academician, and information scientist about how primary care delivery is changing, and how engaging with patients is more important than ever to the financial and clinical success of the primary care practice.
Attendees will learn:
· How well the medical home model orients itself to patient engagement
· How primary care physician-lead groups have implemented technology solutions that support PCMH criteria
· What research and standard practices have established about how patient engagement improves the overall clinical experience and what that means for Medical Home providers
· What are the anticipated impacts - risks and rewards - of PCMH on how providers and patients interact
Benjamin Littenberg MD, FACP
Henry and Carleen Tufo Professor of Medicine, Professor of Nursing, Director of General Internal Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont Chief Medical Officer, Patient Engagement Systems, Inc.
Dr. Littenberg is the Henry and Carleen Tufo Professor of Medicine, Professor of Nursing and Director of General Internal Medicine at the University of Vermont. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and trained in internal medicine at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Stanford University before becoming Assistant Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth. Following an appointment as Associate Professor of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, he assumed his present position in 1999.
Dr. Littenberg practices General Internal Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. His research interests center on technology assessment and quality improvement. Recent projects include new ways to measure quality of care in cancer, novel strategies for reporting test results to patients, better approaches to antibiotics in sinusitis, safety improvements in outpatient prescriptions, and strategies to address health literacy.
In Vermont, Dr. Littenberg has been active on the Board of the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care. He has developed statewide registry-based approaches to quality and safety improvement with the Vermont Breast Cancer Surveillance System and as Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded research grant for the Patient Engagement Systems Diabetes Information System which engendered Patient Engagement Systems.
Patient Engagement Systems® technology enhances patient engagement by fostering communication between patient and caregiver, and by delivering decision support to health-care providers. The PES system has been proven in a National Institute of Health clinical trial to improve health outcomes and reduce costs.
The patent-pending PES technology uses automated reminders, alerts, flow sheets and population reports to help health care providers better care for their patients, and patients better manage their chronic conditions. PES has been used by thousands of patients with diabetes in Vermont, New York, California and Texas. Clients include municipalities, private hospital systems, physician organizations, and managed care organizations. For more information about Patient Engagement Systems (PES), visit http://www.patientengagementsystems.com.