The Texas Health/Medical Home Summit – April 4-5 in Austin – is the first statewide conference focused specifically on expanding access to a health/medical home for individuals and families in Texas. This summit offers interested parties the opportunity to learn about medical home models and best practices and to interact with program experts at various stages of implementation.
The Texas Medical Home Initiative (TMHI), a nonprofit organization, will host the summit. Its mission is to improve the health and health care of Texans through education and support of clinicians in new models of health care delivery. Established in 2008, TMHI leaders are physicians, nurse practitioners, consumers, business leaders, health insurers, and government representatives. TMHI's strategic partner in this event is Texas Health Institute, a nonprofit health care policy think-tank based in Austin.
TMHI created a program with offerings that will appeal to those who are considering transformation of their practices, as well as those whose practices are at various stages of transformation to the new models.
Summit topics will include:
- Care Coordination: A Function, Not A Person;
- Team-Based Care: Best Practices;
- Engaging Patients and Families: Best Practices;
- Information Technology: Health/Medical Home Essentials;
- TMHI Practices Present Their Experiences on the Journey to the Health/Medical Home;
- The Health/Medical Home: What the Evidence Tells Us; and
- Health/Medical Home for Children and Young Adults With Special Health Care Needs.
For more information and to register, visit the summit website.
Action, Jan. 15, 2013