The Urban Institute is hosting a webcast that should be especially interesting to our friends at OU-Tulsa, called “Combating Medical Homelessness: What is the role for academic medicine?” This is obviously an issue we’re dealing with as an agency – what’s the best way to provide meaningful medical homes to every one of our children? CAP and the OU School of Community Medicine are partnering to make that happen. Anyway, the webcast is Oct. 1 at 8am. Description below the fold.
WHAT IS THE ROLE FOR ACADEMIC MEDICINE?
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
9:00-10:30 a.m. ET
To listen to the live audio webcast or a recording, register at http://urban.framewelder.com/.
- Robert Berenson, M.D., senior fellow, Urban Institute
- Cristina Boccuti, senior analyst, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
- Darrell Kirch, M.D., president and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges
- J. Lloyd Michener, M.D., chair, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center
- Robert Reischauer, president, Urban Institute; member, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (moderator)
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH), a concept that has taken on new momentum, is being promoted as a way to transform the U.S. health system. Proponents say it will improve care, the patient experience, and the trajectory of health care spending. Despite broad-based support, disagreements remain over how the medical home should be defined and implemented and what improvements in care should come first.
This forum will explore PCMHs from the perspective of academic medical centers (AMCs). These centers are on the front lines in further developing the medical home and training the needed staff. Dr. Robert Berenson will discuss the promise and challenges that come with medical homes, especially for AMCs. Dr. Darrell Kirch will explain how AMCs are advancing medical homes while training the next generation of doctors. Dr. Lloyd Michener will talk about an innovative PCMH program serving Durham, North Carolina. Cristina Boccuti will describe MedPAC’s views of the medical home and ways to test it before Medicare adopts the practice.
The panel will address such questions as
- What is the role of specialized, tertiary-care institutions in supporting the medical home?
- Can the medical home help revitalize the primary-care specialties of general internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, and geriatrics?
- Should specialists who care for patients with chronic conditions be at the center of medical homes?
- How can medical education and training better support “patient-centered” relationships?