Spring 2021 Breakfast of Champions Meetings

  • 12 Apr 2021

Community health teams play a critical role in supporting practices to improve patient care. On March 12, almost 80 clinical practice champions and practice site clinical and administrative leaders gathered virtually to get a deeper understanding of how to practically improve population health and health equity in RI at the CTC-RI/PCMH Kids Breakfast of Champions (BOC). There was an interactive session led by Somava Saha, MD, MS, Executive Lead, Well-being and Equity (WE) in the World and Well-Being in the Nation (WIN) Network, and Craig Jones, MD, Partner, Capitol Health Associates; former Executive Director of the Vermont Blueprint for Health. This discussion concluded with helpful brainstorming around strengthening primary care and community linkages.

Following up were impressive highlights from a pharmacy-led quality improvement initiative: Safe, Effective and Efficient Medication Use Among Older Adults. Demonstrating their remarkable work were Stephen Kogut, Ph.D., MBA, Kelley Doherty Sanzen, Pharm.D., PAHM, CDOE, and Ronald Tutalo, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDCES. The Pharmacy QI Project Aims included:

1. Practice team/SOC identifying and implementing a data-driven performance improvement action plan addressing a particular medication topic of concern among adults age 50+.
2. Improving patient medication management outcomes all with the improvement goals of being patient-centered, collaborative, and sustainable.

Access the BOC event presentations here.

CTC-RI/PCMH Kids is actively preparing for the June 11 BOC with anticipated topics:

  • Changing role of PCP and clinical team in capitation
  • PDSA: Potentially Avoidable ED Visits - Jonathan Gates, MD, PCHC CMO for Accountable Care, and Lillian Nieves, PharmD, PCHC Clinical Pharmacist