Progress Notes is PCP’s mostly guest-written blog. It’s a place to find positive, inspiring stories about primary care and leadership we might not see anywhere else. Interested in contributing? Contact Blog Editor Sonya Collins.

Healthcare Hotspotting Meets Super-Utilizer Patients

ealthcare 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 additional attention, follow-up, resources, and care to these patients in their homes and communities to help keep them out of the hospital.

Why I Left Medical School

With just a few months left of medical school, this student decided she could do more to transform primary care from outside academia. So she took some time off and here’s what she did (hint: it involves an app).

The DAWN Clinic: Interprofessional Collaboration in Action

At the risk of sounding cliché, it really does seem like just yesterday that our Colorado PCP team held the first meeting to discuss launching the free clinic. Students of the medical, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and dental schools convene at our meetings to bring change to our surrounding community, educational institution, and the greater field of primary care.