This Week in CHCACTion
September 18, 2017
This Week in CHCACTivities
On Friday, September 15th, CHCACT hosted its second annual Practice Transformation Network (PTN) Summit, attended by 125 people from almost every health center in the state! Participants were able to learn from national experts, as well as from each other, about culture change and transformation, in order to improve care delivery, outcomes and joy in work.
The focus of the Summit was “keys to transformation.” A brief video kicked off the day, with a reminder of the impact of PTN on patients and providers. Words of welcome from Kate McEvoy, Connecticut’s Medicaid Director, and Dr. Paul Rosen, the TCPi Medical Director, helped set the stage for the rest of the Summit.
Dr. Karen Funk provided the keynote address on the role of leadership in practice transformation. Participants then had an opportunity for smaller sessions on culture change, related to diabetes, care teams or operational/finance issues.
A lunchtime panel discussion featured clinical and operations leaders from Generations, Wheeler Clinic, InterCommunity and CHS. Thank you to those who participated! Afterwards, teacher/author/storyteller Matthew Dicks demonstrated the importance of making connections and sharing stories, instead of focusing solely on presenting data. Some participants then practiced creating health center stories, while others had a focused Q&A session with Drs. Funk, Kirstin Meisinger and Rick Lopez.
Congratulations to Cornell Scott-Hill Health Corporation for winning this year’s Optimizing Care Teams Award, and to CHS for winning the inaugural Katrina Clark Award, for improvement in its diabetes care team model! And thanks to the Summit sponsors for making the Summit possible: Adtech, Community Health Network of CT, Inc., Choosing Wisely/CCWC, Cigna, Community Health Ventures, KaMMCO Health Solutions, Murtha Cullina, Nonstop Wellness, Qualidigm, Universal Health Care Foundation, MediQuire, Connecticut Health Foundation and the DPH Asthma Initiative.
Check out photos from the Summit here!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
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This Week in Health Policy News
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9.15.17 Norwich Bulletin — UCFS Gala Celebrates 140 Years, Honors Leaders
9.15.17 Norwich Bulletin — UCFS Awarded $85K Grant to Address Opioid Crisis
9.14.17 WTNH — New Health Center Opens in New Haven (feat. CS-Hill)
9.14.17 New Haven Independent — Health Care Desert No More in West Rock (feat. CS-Hill)
9.12.17 CT Post — Census – Income Up, Poverty & Uninsured Down (feat. CHCACT)
9.13.17 Hartford Business Journal — Report – CT Certificate of Need Laws Hurt Health Care Cost, Quality
9.14.17 Fairfield County Business Journal — Access Health CT Extending Open Enrollment Period
9.13.17 CT Mirror — Anthem, ConnectiCare Say They Will Continue on Access Health CT
9.17.17 The Hill — Clock Ticking Down on Children’s Health Care Funding