Patient-centric approach improves patient communication, office workflow and patient self-management
Leawood, KS (PRWEB) May 27, 2010 -- TransforMED, a national leader in patient-centered medical home transformation, and Group Practice Forum (GPF), an independent network of physician group experts and education professionals, today announced a partnership to deliver patient-centric clinical education to primary care medical practices. Beginning in June, TransforMED and GPF will launch a three-part webinar series titled “The Patient Journey: Aiming for Excellence in Diabetes Care.” The 60-to 90-minute, live and interactive webinars will be hosted on TransforMED’s professional online learning community for primary care, Delta-Exchange. The series is free of charge to members and non-members of Delta-Exchange, however, advance registration is required.
The webinar series will be led by Len Fromer, M.D., FAAFP, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine. Dr. Fromer also serves as Executive Medical Director of GPF. The three-part series on diabetes is designed to provide primary care physicians with simple solutions that can be incorporated into their practices immediately to improve patient care. Future webinars developed through this partnership will explore additional areas of chronic disease management for primary care group practices.
“In today’s changing health care environment, it is imperative that primary care doctors be armed with strategies and information to optimize patient outcomes,” said Dr. Fromer. “Group Practice Forum’s partnership with the experts at TransforMED will provide many opportunities to share patient-centric clinical education with clinicians who are practicing in the medical home model.”
Dates and times for the “The Patient Journey: Aiming for Excellence in Diabetes Care” webinars are as follows:
The Patient Journey
12-1:30 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, June 16
Participants will learn practical ways to improve patient care by creating motivated, engaged and informed patients. Attendees will explore concepts that can improve the quality of the patient-physician relationship and help foster a practice culture that supports improvement in diabetes care.
The Patient Experience
12-1 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 21
Participants will learn tips and techniques for motivating and empowering patients with diabetes to take better control of their health.
Transitions in Care
12-1 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, Sept. 8
Primary care physicians and their patients face many challenges when navigating diabetes care from the emergency department to the office setting. Participants will learn strategies to improve patients’ transitions across settings.
The webinars are free of charge and open to all who wish to attend. To register, click here.
“This webinar series is the first of many GPF educational opportunities that will be offered exclusively on Delta-Exchange,” said Terry McGeeney, M.D., MBA, President and CEO of TransforMED. “We hope to attract many members to the site through this free offering, but it is just one of the many benefits of becoming a Delta-Exchange member.”
In addition to offering webinars on a wide variety of clinical and practice management topics, Delta-Exchange serves as a robust repository of tools and resources to support doctors and their staff as they implement the PCMH model of care. For just $30 per month, members gain access to case studies, practical how-to articles on practice transformation topics such as implementing team-based care, reducing patient cycle times, change management and maximizing office space. Members can also download workflow and procedure forms that can be customized to individual practices. To learn more about Delta-Exchange, visit www.delta-exchange.net.
The Leawood, Kan.-based TransforMED LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Established in 2005, TransforMED provides ongoing consultation and support to physicians looking to transform their practices to a new model of care that is based on the concept of a patient-centered medical home. TransforMED is an active member of primary care communities and recognizes and supports the unique value that primary care offers to patients and the health care system. TransforMED shares and supports the idealism and altruism of primary care physicians and the strong commitment to their communities and patients through continuing patient relationships and independent decision making. TransforMED offers practices both products and services, including consultation and advice on implementing the patient centered medical home model. To learn more about TransforMED, visit www.transformed.com.
About Group Practice Forum
Group Practice Forum (GPF) is an independent network whose mission is to improve the patient experience and patient outcomes, while maximizing efficiency in the group practice environment. By implementing team-based collaborative care initiatives with a number of partners and stakeholders across all facets of the healthcare industry, GPF strives to enhance clinical practice and improve outcomes through patient-centered care. To learn more about Group Practice Forum, visit www.grouppracticeforum.com
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