The Next Decade in Primary Healthcare: New Care Models, New Technology, New Connections
Healthcare has always been about the patient. In today’s world of reform, understanding the needs of the patient as a customer of the healthcare system is becoming increasingly important. With patients paying a larger portion of the costs, they will become more demanding with higher expectations for care choices, delivery, and cost.
Presenter: Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP
Division of Medical Practice
American College of Physicians
What happens when you put the well-being of the patient at the center of everything you do? Better care at lower costs. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the projected direction for patient care over the next 10 years. Throughout the course, you will learn what changes are ahead for primary care, explore the latest care models and technologies, and how all of these, when ‘connected’ with clinicians, will dramatically impact how care is delivered.
The course is divided into 3 parts.
Part 1 – Driving Forces
In Part 1, Dr. Barr discusses the driving forces affecting the next decade in primary care and helps you to understand:
- Why do we need to change
- What are the key issues
- What are the new care models
- What should physicians, patients, and families do to prepare
Time to view Part 1 is 13 minutes.
Part 2 – Strategies and Tactics
In Part 2, Dr. Barr presents the latest strategies and tactics you should consider to respond to:
- The needs of the communities
- The needs of the populations we serve
- New models of care
Time to view Part 2 is 26 minutes.
Part 3 – Organizing for the Future
In Part 3, Dr. Barr presents the attributes within a service organization that must be considered to reach a peak level of service:
Time to view Part 3 is 18 minutes.
Course Learning Objectives
In this course you will:
- Understand the driving forces affecting the next decade in primary care.
- Identify and differentiate the new care models
- Determine the key attributes of each new care model
- Articulate the latest strategies and tactics enabling positive change
- List the key attributes driving successful service organizations
Time to complete the 3 part course is approximately 57 minutes.
Presenter: Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP
Michael S. Barr, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., is Senior Vice President, Division of Medical Practice, Professionalism & Quality for the American College of Physicians. The division is responsible for promoting best practices according to the principles of patient-centered care and professionalism through the development of innovative products and services, quality improvement programs, and educational initiatives for internists and other health care professionals. Within the division are the Center for Practice Improvement & Innovation, the Center for Ethics & Professionalism, and the Medical Laboratory Evaluation Program – an international laboratory quality improvement and proficiency testing service.
Prior to joining the ACP staff in February 2005 as Vice President, Practice Advocacy & Improvement, Dr. Barr served as the Chief Medical Officer for Baltimore Medical System, Inc. (BMS), a Joint Commission accredited, multi-site federally-qualified community health center from 1999 – 2005. Dr. Barr was on faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University from 1993 – 1998 and held various administrative positions including Physician Director, Medical Management Programs for the Vanderbilt Medical Group. Dr. Barr served in the United States Air Force from 1989 – 1993 at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.
Dr. Barr completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He is a graduate of New York University School of Medicine, the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, and the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Dr. Barr holds part-time faculty appointments at Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University.
Developing Organization: Division of Medical Practice, American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a national organization of internists — physician specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.