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CME Credit

CTC-RI is now offering CME credits for select meetings, including asynchronous viewing of meeting recordings.

The AAFP has reviewed the following Breakfast of Champions and Clinical Strategy Meetings and deemed them acceptable for AAFP credit. Videos of each meeting, along with materials, are listed below. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed credit, not as Category 1.

After watching the video and reviewing materials, CME credit can be requested via this evaluation form 


Breakfast of Champions

December 10, 2021 PresentationRecording
Panel: Addressing Clinician and Clinical Team Well-being During the Pandemic
Moderator: Patricia Flanagan, MD, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, & Brown Univ. Pediatrics Professor
Jerome Finkel, MD, Henry Ford Health System Chief Primary Health Officer, MI
Matthew Malek, MD, Medical Director of Provider Experience, Thundermist Health Center; Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Family Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Nicolas Nguyen, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Beth Israel Lahey Health Primary Care South Region; Clinical Instructor Harvard Medical School
September 10, 2021 PresentationRecording
Improving Maternal Child Health: Addressing Health Disparities in Prenatal Care – Patricia Flanagan, MD
Addressing Prenatal Health Disparities - State Updates – Aidea Downie, MA; Quatia "Q" Osorio, BSBA CCHW, CLC, MCHS CPE MCHW, Doula; DoulaJim Beasley, MPA
Addressing Prenatal Health Disparities - Health Plan Initiatives – Matthew Collins, MD, MBA; Christopher Ottiano, MD; Yvonne Heredia, PhD, MS; Claire Levesque, MD; Michelle Wolfsberg, MPH, BSN; Barry Fabius, MD; Sarah Coutu, BSN, RN, CCM, MNN
June 11, 2021 Presentation • Recording
PDSA: Potentially Avoidable ED Visits – PCHC and a panel discussion with adult and pediatric practice leaders discussing the “The Changing Role of the PCP (and inter-professional care team) Under Capitation – Jonathan Gates, MD, and Lillian Nieves, PharmD
Panel Discussion
Moderator: Patricia Flanagan, MD, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, & Brown Univ. Pediatrics Professor
Bryan Burns, DO, Physician, Esse Health, & Chief Medical Officer, Effectus Healthcare Solutions, MO
Sue Kressly, MD, FAAP: Founding partner of Kressly Pediatrics, Current Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Payer Advocacy Advisory Committee, PA
March 12, 2021 Presentation
Improving Population Health and Health Equity through Community Health Teams – Somava Saha, MD, MS and Craig Jones, MD
Highlights from a Pharmacy-Led Quality Improvement Initiative: Safe, Effective and Efficient Medication Use Among Older Adults – Stephen Kogut, Ph.D., MBA; Kelley Doherty Sanzen, Pharm.D., PAHM, CDOE; and Ronald Tutalo, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDCES

Clinical Strategy Committee

December 17, 2021 Presentation 1 • Presentation 2 • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Hear about data integration use cases to improve health outcomes from different states
2. Understand the data integration capacities and opportunities with upgrades to the state Health Information Exchange
3. Discussion to help leverage Health Information Technology to improve clinical care, reduce health disparities, and reduce unnecessary utilization
Panel with:
Andrea Galgay, MBA , RIPCPC
Craig Jones, MD, Capitol Health Associates
Neil Sarkar, PhD, MLIS, RIQI
November 19, 2021 Presentation • Resource • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Review prior CTC-RI Clinical Strategy Committee priorities, incorporate Board of Directors strategic planning, and establish 2022-2023 priorities
2. Continue efforts toward a statewide approach for clinical and community workforce training and development.
Jim Berson, FIO Partners
Rick Brooks, Executive Director R.I. Governors Workforce Board, EOHHS
October 15, 2021 Presentation 1 • Presentation 2 • Presentation 3 • RecordingMaterials
Meeting Objectives:
1. Learn about an effort to deploy community health workers to improve capture of race, ethnicity, language, and disability information.
2. Review and discuss results of a recent clinician wellbeing survey.
3. Discuss ways to leverage a recent RIDOH grant award to increase training of community health workers as part of a strategy to improve clinical care and clinical team well-being.
Stephen Kogut, PhD MBA RPh*, URI Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research
Rick Brooks, Executive Director R.I. Governors Workforce Board, EOHHS
September 17, 2021 Presentation • Recording • Materials
Meeting Objectives:
1. Hear about an Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care ECHO Program
2. Engage in advanced discussions concerning community health teams in RI
3. Discuss potential short- and long-term actions that can address critical workforce issues, and also promote primary care team wellbeing in RI
Phillip Clark, ScD, Professor and Director, Program in Gerontology and RIGEC, University of Rhode Island
Samantha Morton, JD, CEO of MLPB
Rick Brooks, executive director of the Governor’s Workforce Board
August 20, 2021 Presentation • Article • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Using a group Jamboard session, provide feedback for the CTC-RI Board of Directors retreat.
2. In a discussion led by EOHHS and Unite Us, learn about implementation plans for the Community Resource Platform (CRP).
3. What do practices need to develop stress management skills and help their patients?
Jim Berson, FIO Partners
Amy Katzen, JD, MPP, EOHHS Senior Policy Analyst
Jocelyn Roman, MHA, EOHHS HIT Specialist
Laudine Koster, Unite Us Senior Engagement Manager
Nelly Burdette, PsyD, CTC-RI Senior IBH Program Leader
July 16, 2021 Presentation 1 • Presentation 2 • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Review key aspects of the recently released National Academies of Science Engineering Medicine Report on Implementing High-Quality Primary Care.
2. Learn about reactions to the report thus far from CMS/CMMI and HHS.
3. Discuss implications for policy and implementation efforts to strengthen “comprehensive primary care” in Rhode Island including what metrics may be appropriate to track.
Chris Koller, President at Milbank Memorial Fund and former RI Health Insurance Commissioner
Judith Steinberg, MD, CMO, Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS and former CMO at Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
June 18, 2021 Presentation • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Provide an overview of current national telehealth trends.
2. Update status of RI legislative and regulatory activities concerning telehealth.
3. Review consumer-related initiatives including broadband access.
4. Promote discussion of data and experiences in practices and health plans concerning telehealth.
Core Telehealth Committee Members
Andrew Solomon, Northeast Telehealth Resource Center
Daniela Fairchild, RI Office of Innovation
May 21, 2021 Presentation • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Learn about multi-payer initiatives in Ohio and Michigan regarding practice level data to support performance improvement
2. Learn about characteristics of higher-performing practices in Michigan
3. Brief review of National Academies report on “HighQuality Primary Care”
Richard Shonk MD, CMO, The Health Collaborative, OH
Diane Marriott, DrPH, Statewide Convener, Multipayer Primary Care Transformation, MI
Jerome Finkel, M.D., Henry Ford Health System Primary Health Officer; HFACO Board Chair
April 16 2021 Presentation • Recording
Meeting Objectives:
1. Review the limitations of strict Fee-for-Service (FFS) reimbursement to support optimal outcomes and efficiency of new models of care.
2. Review alternative payment models that can be used to improve patient access to care and outcomes.
3. Discuss linkages between payment reform and expanded use of the primary care workforce.
4. Outline the clinician role in the adoption of alternative payment models.
Art Jones, MD, Principal, Health Management Associates and CMO, Medical Home Network
March 19, 2021  Presentation 1Presentation 2 • Recording
A Call to Action: Implementing Telehealth in Community-Based Primary Care as a Response to COVID-19
Advances in Community – Clinical Linkage: The longawaited convergence of public/population health and economics
Michael Cropp, MD MBA Pres/CEO Independent Health

Our Mission

The mission of the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island is to lead the transformation of primary care in Rhode Island in the context of an integrated health care system; and to improve the quality of care, the patient experience of care, the affordability of care, and the health of the populations we serve.