This year's Texas Primary Care and Health Home Summit will be the fifth annual statewide conference focused on expanding access to high-quality, person-centered primary care for Texans and their families. Sponsored by TMA, the summit will offer stakeholders the opportunity to learn about innovative primary care models, including the health home.
Attendees will become conversant with best practices for innovation in primary care and will have opportunities to interact with program experts at various stages of implementation. Register now to attend the summit May 11–12 at the Sheraton Gunter in San Antonio.
The summit's goal is to provide opportunities for participants to hear from practitioners who have been successful in making transformational changes to their practices. The summit will offer practical, tangible, and useful tips and tools to help practices at all stages of their transformation. Check out the agenda.
This year's summit will appeal to primary care practices of all sizes and affiliations. It will include sessions on readiness for value-based contracting, integrating behavioral and oral health into primary care, building effective teams, population health strategies, improving chronic care management, and successful business models for the health home. Sessions will cover creating a pediatric health home and will provide an update on STARKids. Thursday morning pre-summit sessions are available for those who want to explore topics in greater depth. There will be additional opportunities for practices to share their successes and best practices with their peers.
Participants will leave the summit with:
- An understanding of the health home and how it promotes accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective health care.
- Awareness of best practices to improve the primary care practice for all types of patients (children, adolescents, adults, and individuals with special needs and/or chronic diseases).
- An understanding of value-based contracting and how practices can participate in it.
- Knowledge about the elements of accountable care organizations (ACOs) with the opportunity to learn from successful ACOs in Texas.
- Examples of successful integration of behavioral health services into primary care practices.
- A focus on consumer engagement and strengthened partnerships among families, physicians, and the health care system.
For additional information, visit the summit website.
Action, Feb. 15, 2017
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April 20, 2018