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Chair's Message

The landscape of health care is transforming at an unprecedented rate due to both public and private health system changes. Primary care, as the foundation of the health care system, is at the forefront of this transformation. The Conference on Practice Improvement engages participants in discussions about the changing health care landscape and provides a forum for sharing examples of redesign from private practice, academic practice, and public clinics.

The Conference on Practice Improvement provides a venue for learning from those on the front line of improving primary care practice. Sessions at this conference will focus on improving patient access, expanding available services, integrating care management and behavioral health, coordinating care, expanding the primary care team, new model of productivity and reimbursement, improving use of health information technology, and improving quality.

Areas of interest for submissions include, but are not limited by:

  • Practice leadership and management
  • Practice transformation and new models of care
  • Team-based care
  • Population health
  • Patient engagement
  • Innovative technology
  • Behavioral health integration
  • Access
  • Care coordination
  • Care management
  • Patient safety
  • Quality improvement
  • Billing and coding 

This conference encourages submissions from both new and experienced presenters. In addition to formal workshops and lectures, participants are encouraged to develop posters describing both completed projects, and those in progress.  Conference attendees are provided informal networking opportunities through special interest breakfasts, dine-outs, and receptions.

Please do not miss this exciting opportunity to share your hard-earned wisdom and experience with colleagues interested in improving practice.

The Conference on Practice Improvement is a wonderful venue to share and learn best practices with private and academic practice colleagues from across the country. On behalf of the conference Steering Committee, we look forward to having you and your team join us at the conference in Dallas!

Scott Fields, MD, MHA
2015 Conference Chair

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