ECHO-Chicago: Comprehensive Care Learning Collaborative
A pressing need exists for innovation in healthcare provision with healthcare costs rapidly increasing and care becoming more and more fragmented, especially for those who are hospitalized. The Comprehensive Care Learning Collaborative (CCLC) serves as a forum to discuss the care of patients at increased risk of hospitalization. Multiple strategies and care models for this patient population will be discussed, including the University of Chicago’s Comprehensive Care Program (CCP) as our series’ nexus. The CCP enrolls patients at increased risk of hospitalization who then receive both inpatient and outpatient care from a single physician, a CCP, with the goal of improving care and health outcomes and lowering costs. The program began in January 2013 as a randomized controlled trial (RCT) that has enrolled over 2300 patients to date. Initial results from the RCT indicate the potential for substantial reductions in total health care costs and significant improvements in patient satisfaction and mental health ratings. Our curriculum aims to improve patient care, assist with the progression toward Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative milestones related to the identification and care of patients at high risk of hospitalization (e.g., milestone 9 on the Primary Care PAT 2.0), and prepare for the MIPS program Improvement Activity requirements.
Specialist teams from University of Chicago Medicine will lead curriculum-driven, case-based iterative training through virtual rounds delivered via high-grade videoconferencing technology on various challenges and tools. This training will educate primary care and hospitalist providers looking to improve care of patients at increased risk of hospitalization at their home institutions in a systemic way, lowering costs and improving patient satisfaction and outcomes.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Define the comprehensive care physician model;
- Identify research supporting use of the comprehensive care physician model;
- Describe how implementing the comprehensive care physician model can improve patient outcomes;
- Identify systematic approaches to screen for and address unmet social needs;
- List techniques to effectively address substance abuse and behavioral health issues in patients;
- Discuss how motivational interviewing can be incorporated into primary care treatment;
- Examine how billing and financial issues related to care coordination can negatively impact patient health;
- Identify best practices designed to help high-utilizing patients use healthcare resources more effectively;
- Discuss how interprofessional teams can collaborate to improve care and improve clinician wellness.
Agenda subject to change.
To learn more about the ECHO-Chicago curricula, visit us here.
The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Emily Perish, MPP
Director of Operations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.
Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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