Strengthening and Transforming Primary Care through a Team-Based Approach
October 18, 2011 12:00 pm Eastern Time
GIH Health Reform Resource Center
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern / 11:00 a.m. Central / 10:00 a.m. Mountain / 9:00 a.m. Pacific
Melinda Abrams, Vice President of the Patient-Centered Coordinated Care Program, The Commonwealth Fund
Anne Beal, President, Aetna Foundation, Inc.
Kevin Grumbach, Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California-San Francisco
Under the umbrella of health reform, foundations are increasingly interested in delivery system improvement: developing or supporting models that improve the coordination and delivery of health care in order to achieve higher quality outcomes and reduced costs. One such model transforms primary care into "primary care medical homes" where a patient's care is team-based, preventive, comprehensive, and accessible.
This webinar examined the team-based approach and addressed such questions as: What problems in primary care is this approach attempting to solve? What data supports this approach? How is this model implemented? Why should foundations support this work and what is their role?