With almost 50 attendees, the March 19 CTC-RI Clinical Strategy Committee (CSC) meeting had several very engaging presentations and discussions. CTC-RI’s Susanne Campbell, RN, MS, PCMH CCE, Senior Program Director and Susan Dettling, BS, Practice Facilitator presented the results of the Patient and Practice Telehealth Survey followed by active discussion. There is ongoing work with the NE Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) and the CTC-RI-led telehealth collaborative planning group to promote best practices in effective adaptation of telehealth. The group recommended additional time for discussion, which is planned for the May CSC meeting. In addition to the telehealth needs assessment, there was an update on the ongoing webinar series and Telehealth Learning Collaborative.
The CSC also welcomed special guest, Michael Cropp, MD MBA, President and CEO, Independent Health Association of WNY to share his presentation on Advances in Community – Clinical Linkage: The long-awaited convergence of public/population health and economics. Dr. Cropp shared their recent experience of leveraging community-clinical partnerships to reduce COVID-19 health outcome disparities in the Black population in Buffalo, NY. Subsequent discussion included lessons applicable to RI.
A CSC Primary Care Specialist Collaboration proposal to plan an e-consult collaborative was also discussed and a smaller planning subgroup will be convened.
The April 16 CSC meeting agenda will focus around data to support successful CPCC as well as the changing role of the primary care provider and expanded clinical care team under capitation. With 27 years of experience as a primary care physician and CEO at a Chicago area community health center network, Art Jones, MD, will cover questions such as, “What changed? What didn’t? What do you like about it? What headaches remain and what new headaches have emerged? What do you see as sticking points or critical success factors?”. The CTC-RI community is welcome to join the conversation with 20-30 minute facilitated discussion on the opportunities and concerns of moving to capitation or more total cost of care risk contracting.