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 us.

Gregg Stracks: The Heart of Leadership

Please join me in reflecting on our collective luck at being a part of a network and movement connected to such an amazing person as Gregg Stracks, who gave so much of himself, at such a difficult time. Let’s commit to using PCP’s Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit to reconnect with the values that brought us into primary care.

Healthcare Hotspotting Meets High-Utilizing Patients

Healthcare 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).