MEDICAL HOME SUMMIT OFFERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BETA TEST AN ONLINE COURSE FOR PHYSICIANS
- BETA TEST SOON TO COME -
[The Johns Hopkins online medical home course for physicians will be tentatively available for beta test review by Medical Home Summit registrants between March 19 and April 10, 2009. When the course is available registrants will be sent a link to the course. Because of the delay in access to the online course, questions on its content will not be included in the Medical Home Training Program post conference examination.]
All registrants for the Medical Home Summit will have the opportunity to serve as beta testers of the asynchronous, online course for physicians to provide an awareness of competencies that facilitate effective physician practice within medical homes as follows:
Chad Boult, MD, MPH, MBA, Professor of Public Health, Director, Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE MEDICARE MEDICAL HOME DEMONSTRATION (MMHD)
- The beta testers must complete a post course questionnaire.
- The beta testing is scheduled to take place in March-April and will not be eligible for CME credit.
The Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and its partners will make information, education, and technical assistance available to medical practices that participate in the Medicare Medical Home Demonstration (MMHD). The resources will be available April 1, 2009 and will include:
- Practice Self-Assessment using TransforMED's Medical Home MHIQ tool to self-assess readiness to become recognized as a medical home
- Webinars and Learning Collaboratives to provide detailed guidance for practices' transformation into medical homes.
- A free, asynchronous, CME-granting, online course for physicians to provide an awareness of competencies that facilitate effective physician practice within a medical homes.
- A free, interactive, online course for nurses who wish to prepare to become Guided Care Nurses. In Guided Care, a specially-trained registered nurse, based in a primary care practice, works with 3-4 primary care physicians to provide comprehensive care for patients with several chronic conditions. More info is available at www.GuidedCare.org.
- An implementation manual for practices that want to adopt Guided Care titled "Guided Care: A New Nurse-Physician Partnership in Chronic Care" (Springer Pub. Co.) en route to becoming upper-tier medical homes.
- Information on selecting Electronic Health Records (EHR) with the abilities to support Medicare Medical Homes.
- Individual consultation for medical practices via TransforMED Practice Enhancement Facilitators who will provide, for a fee, consultation on transforming practices into medical homes.
- Information about the MMHD will be available online and by telephone. Visit our website, www.medhomeinfo.org (will go live March 9) for more information. Supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation.