Featured Practice: Western Kentucky Rheumatology — Increased BMI Screenings

This week’s featured practice is Western Kentucky Rheumatology. Over the course of TCPI, this practice has increased its BMI screenings by 35%. Their story shows the importance of having the right technology to support continuous quality improvement.  Western Kentucky Rheumatology is a single physician practice with offices in Clarksville, Tennessee and Hopkinsville, Kentucky. With a … More Featured Practice: Western Kentucky Rheumatology — Increased BMI Screenings

Featured Practice: DeSoto Family Medical Center– Tobacco Use and Cessation Interventions

This week’s featured practice is DeSoto Family Medical Center. As a primary care provider, one focus of DeSoto’s quality improvement efforts has been to bolster preventive screenings in as many areas as possible. Here, we highlight their success in increasing tobacco screening and cessation interventions.  DeSoto Family Medical Center is a small, 6 person team … More Featured Practice: DeSoto Family Medical Center– Tobacco Use and Cessation Interventions

PTN Best Practices Podcast: VBCU Recap

In this week’s “Best Practices” podcast episode, our hosts Kirkland Ahern-Jones and Dr. Thomas Spain discuss the first Value-Based Care University course, which was held on August 16th. VBCU’s pilot event was rolled out to front-line staff, including quality improvement advisors and practice managers. VBCU is intended to help demystify the risk involved in alternative … More PTN Best Practices Podcast: VBCU Recap

Featured Practice: Woman’s Clinic – Increased Breast Cancer Screenings

This week we are featuring the Woman’s Clinic for their quality improvement efforts in increasing breast cancer screenings. By obtaining top of the line equipment, changing team roles and providing patients relevant information, the clinic has increased its screening rate by 60%.      The Woman’s Clinic is located in Jackson, Tennessee and has 11 providers. The … More Featured Practice: Woman’s Clinic – Increased Breast Cancer Screenings

Featured Practice: Gastro One – Reducing ED Visits

We are excited to share the tremendous success that Gastro One has made in reducing ED visits for patients with Chron’s and Ulcerative Colitis. By partnering with the hospital system to ensure smooth care transitions and following up with patients after hospital admissions, Gastro One has seen their ED admissions drop by an astounding 7.5%.  … More Featured Practice: Gastro One – Reducing ED Visits

PTN Best Practices Podcast: “TCPI Expo Care Coordination”

The MidSouth PTN podcast series, “Best Practices,” has spent the last two weeks on care coordination. TCPI encourages practices to form high-value care coordination relationships by creating intentional linkages with other medical practices that improve the experience and safety of care transitions. Our hosts had the opportunity to discuss care coordination with various TCPI Exposition attendees … More PTN Best Practices Podcast: “TCPI Expo Care Coordination”

Featured Practice: NEA Baptist– Reducing Unnecessary Hospital Readmissions 

Our featured practice this week focuses on care transitions that reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions. By focusing on care management for a specific population, NEA Baptist has reduced readmissions by 54% for patients with congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. These phenomenal results speak to the power of targeted care management.   NEA Baptist Clinic … More Featured Practice: NEA Baptist– Reducing Unnecessary Hospital Readmissions 

Value-Based Care University- Successful First Event

On Friday, August 16th, the MidSouth PTN held their first track of Value-Based Care University (VBCU). VBCU’s vision is to “empower healthcare leaders with the knowledge, resources and partnerships they need to succeed in value-based care through 2020 and beyond.” The purpose is to help the medical community understand value over volume and thrive in … More Value-Based Care University- Successful First Event

Featured Practice: Central Nephrology Clinic – Using Small Tests of Change to Increase Tobacco Screenings

Central Nephrology Clinic (CNC) is a practice that exemplifies the ideals of the practice transformation. By using quality improvement methodologies and small tests of change, this nephrology practice has significantly increased patient tobacco screenings, an area that some wouldn’t even consider within this speciality practice’s scope of work. Practice transformation is about just that– using … More Featured Practice: Central Nephrology Clinic – Using Small Tests of Change to Increase Tobacco Screenings

PTN Best Practices Podcast: “What is Value Based Care University” with Thomas and Kirkland

Value Based Care University is an effort to fill the knowledge gap and to provide more arrows in the quivers of those on the frontline. VBCU will equip those in the MidSouthPTN network and beyond with the knowledge and resources they need to move forward into increasingly risky spaces in healthcare. VBCU will provide three … More PTN Best Practices Podcast: “What is Value Based Care University” with Thomas and Kirkland