Summit Sponsor Feature: OptumCare

  This weekend is Primary Care Progress’ 6th Annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit! Today on the blog, we’re featuring one of our major sponsors, OptumCare, and their contributions to our primary care community. And don’t miss our previous sponsor Q&As from the University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine’s and the Harvard Medical …

Gregg Stracks: The Heart Of Leadership

PCP’s annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit is an invitation-only, two-day training bringing together faculty, student, and professional leaders from across PCP’s national network. Frequently regarded by participants as the best leadership training program in healthcare, the Summit consists of hands-on, interactive sessions that teach early- and mid-career professionals how to thrive in a rapidly evolving …

Hawai’i PCP ‘Catalyzes’ Behavioral Health Integration

  PCP’s Catalyst Project is wrapping up its pilot year, and University of Hawai’i PCP just successfully completed their capstone event: a town hall meeting to address their community’s need to better integrate behavioral health into primary care. Throughout the year, four PCP teams participated in the Catalyst Project – a national learning collaborative with …

Johns Hopkins Launches Primary Care Leadership Track

Last year, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine launched its Primary Care Leadership Track. Progress Notes sat down with student leader Jenny Wen and faculty advisor Colleen Christmas to ask them the purpose of the program and how they got it off the ground. PN: What exactly is Hopkins’ Primary Care Leadership Track? What is its …

PCP Hawaii Pairs Aspiring Primary Care Doctors With Inspiring Mentors

At Univiersity of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine, the PCP team pairs students interested in primary care with mentors in their chosen specialty. Second-year med student Megan Sumida tells us all about it. During the 2014-2015 school year, the University of Hawaii’s Primary Care Progress team launched a primary care mentorship program through …

Med Students Understand Early Clinical Experiences Through Storytelling

At Primary Care Progress, storytelling is at at the heart of what we do. It can bridge divides and highlight shared values between health care professionals and patients, among care team members, and between different disciplines. Storytelling inspires action, even in the face of overwhelming challenges, which is what we need to transform primary care. …

Hofstra’s Northwell School Of Medicine Launches New Primary Care Track

Hofstra University Northwell School of Medicine launched a primary care track called IMPACcT (Improving Patient Access, Cost and Care through Training) last June. Today on the blog, we learn all about the program through a Q&A with the IMPACcT program’s leadership: (clockwise from top left) Dr. Lauren Block, Dr. Alice Fornari, Dr. Joseph Conigliaro, and …

Hotspotting Meets Patients Where They Are

Hotspotting is an innovative model of care through which health professionals across disciplines work as a team to identify healthcare super-utilizers – people who are admitted to the hospital multiple times a year, frequently for avoidable complications of chronic conditions, and who often have social barriers to adhering to their care plan. Hotspotters proactively bring …