Quality Improvement - Care Management

Webinar: DCPCA and PCDC Present: " How to Track Care Plan Progress and Organize Care Management Work" 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

  • Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Online/Webinar

Facilitator: Henrietta Croswell, MPH and Mary Doherty, RN, MSN with Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) 

Webinar Overview: In our final webinar collaboration with Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), presenters will discuss key steps on tracking care planning progress and outline the most effective way to organize care management work at the health center level. This webinar will showcase best practices and strategies shared by experts within the field, along with addressing practical steps, resources and tools on how to effectively manage your care management progress in the best and efficient way. The learning collaborative health centers will also have an opportunity to share their organization's care planning progress and care management work to date.   We recommend health center staff in the roles of care management, care coordination and quality improvement attend this webinar. Joining this webinar is PCDC consultant, Mary Doherty, RN MSN who brings an extensive background as a clinical nurse and has worked with a number of health care organizations across the country around care management and population health management services. There will also be time allotted for questions and answers at the end of the webinar.


REGISTER NOW! How to Track Care Plan Progress and Organize Care Management Work" Webinar 

DC Primary Care Association and HealthEfficient fall's Qual IT conference is soon approaching! DCPCA ask that the network members of Qual IT join us on October 16 - 17 in Philadelphia, PA and enjoy this year’s Data into Action theme conference. We are pleased to offer four "tracks" at the conference: Clinical, Operational, Information Technology and Executive Leadership. Each track will have a variation of agenda topics that include data management strategies for the modern health center, confronting the opioid crisis in urban and rural communities, Patient Centered Medical Home 2017 standards, enhanced revenue cycle management and health information technology security strategies. We strongly encourage any IT staff and health center executives who may have skipped previous conferences to attend this one. We are also hosting our first-ever medical directors' roundtable discussion, so medical director’s welcome! Accommodations at the Wyndham Philadelphia - Historic District are available at a discounted rate: just mention HealthEfficient and the Qual IT conference when you make your reservation. But don't delay -- the block of discounted rooms will be going fast.

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On Thursday, June 8, 2017, District of Columbia Primary Care Association held the second Care Management Learning Collaborative at Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health which was sponsored and supported by the United Health Foundation. We had an overwhelming volume of participation from 8 of our health care centers: Community of Hope, Elaine Ellis Center of Health, Family Medical Counseling Services, La Clinica de Pueblo, Mary’s Center, Metro Health, Unity, and Whitman Walker. Therese Wetterman, MPH and Yael Lipton, MPH, MCHES, our presenters from Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), both facilitated discussions on the framework of care management process and care coordination related to care transitions for patients.

The learning collaborative gave the health care centers the opportunity to work together to test and implement their care plans in order to enhance their person–centered care planning process. The various work group exercises allowed for peer sharing which identified strategies from other organizations as well as successes and common challenges. The Care Management Learning Collaborative was found to be valuable by the health care centers as they gear up for Health Homes 2 and determine ways they can built upon care management to improve outcomes and reduce costs for District of Columbia’s high-risk, high need patients.