Featured Practice: OB/GYN Associates of Cookeville – Increasing Breast Cancer Screenings

You’ve already heard a bit about the quality improvement work happening OB/GYN Associates of Cookeville and how they’ve reduced ED visits by addressing dehydration among pregnant patients. This week we are highlighting additional improvements that this Cookeville, Tennessee practice has accomplished to demonstrate how much of a difference proactive change work can truly make. By … More Featured Practice: OB/GYN Associates of Cookeville – Increasing Breast Cancer Screenings

PTN Best Practices: The Practice of Improvement

The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative is all about helping practices prepare to thrive in a value-based payment environment. Continuous process improvement and sound data management are cornerstones of success, so much that we’ve dedicated a three-part series of our “Best Practices” podcast to discuss data-driven improvement strategies.   Episode 6 provides an overview of two … More PTN Best Practices: The Practice of Improvement

Featured Practice: Southaven Internal Medicine – Reducing Hospitalizations for Diabetic Patients

Reducing unplanned hospital readmissions is a goal all our MidSouth PTN practices strive toward, and this week, we are proud to share the tremendous work that Southaven Internal Medicine has done to reduce hospitalizations for diabetic patients. Through new collaborations with hospitals in their medical neighborhood, implementing new patient follow up procedures, and enhanced patient … More Featured Practice: Southaven Internal Medicine – Reducing Hospitalizations for Diabetic Patients

Featured Practice: Cookeville Gynecology & Urogynecology– Increasing Mammography Screenings

This week’s featured story from the MidSouth PTN is Cookeville Gynecology & Urogynecology, where a few quality improvement changes have led to tremendous increases in mammography screenings. After incorporating patient reminders, creating a communications process with local imagining facilities and ensuring sound documentation processes, Cookeville GYN is helping to ensure more women get this important … More Featured Practice: Cookeville Gynecology & Urogynecology– Increasing Mammography Screenings

PTN Best Practices Podcast: “Integration that Sticks”

The MidSouth PTN podcast series, “Best Practices,” took a deep dive into a topic that is a bedrock of providing successful, whole patient care: behavioral health integration. Behavioral health integration is so critical to patient care and practice transformation that we’ve devoted two episodes to the topic, each with a special guest to talk about … More PTN Best Practices Podcast: “Integration that Sticks”

Featured Practice: Gastroenterology Associates – Increasing BMI Screenings

The MidSouth PTN is proud to showcase Gastroenterology Associates and highlight the changes they’ve made to increase body mass index screenings. By redesigning their clinical workflow, providers ensure more patients who have abnormal BMIs receive resources and individualized follow up care, ultimately arming patients with more information to take control of their health.   With … More Featured Practice: Gastroenterology Associates – Increasing BMI Screenings

Featured Practice: Goodlettsville Pediatrics – Increasing Depression Screenings to Provide Full Person Care

This week’s featured practice is Goodlettsville Pediatrics for the outstanding work they have done to increase clinical depression screenings. Because of changes they’ve implemented over these last two years, more children and young people are receiving full person care and getting crucial referrals to behavioral health providers.    Goodlettsville Pediatrics has served children from birth … More Featured Practice: Goodlettsville Pediatrics – Increasing Depression Screenings to Provide Full Person Care

PTN Best Practices Podcast: “The 15 Minute Miracle”

The MidSouth PTN launched its podcast series, “Best Practices,” in April 2019. The first two episodes of this podcast focused on a key theme for practice process improvement – the practice huddle. These huddles are so effective at improving workflow and care, they can be considered a “15 minute miracle.”   Episode 1 featured Siloam … More PTN Best Practices Podcast: “The 15 Minute Miracle”

Featured Practice: Siloam Health – Utilizing Clinic Huddles to Reduce Gaps in Care

The MidSouth PTN is excited to feature Siloam Health and its excellent work of utilizing clinic huddles to reduce gaps in care, which contributed to substantial improvement in pneumonia vaccination rates, cancer screenings and behavioral health care. Siloam, located in Nashville, TN, was established in 1991. They are a non-profit community center where 21 clinicians … More Featured Practice: Siloam Health – Utilizing Clinic Huddles to Reduce Gaps in Care

Reducing Unnecessary Utilization: Understanding and facilitating the role of specialists and sub-specialists in reducing unnecessary hospital care

In this module in the Reducing Unnecessary Utilization series, Bruce Block from Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative will lead a discussion on the importance of collaborating with specialty and sub-specialty care services to reduce unnecessary hospital care. You will learn about: The different opportunities and challenges that sub-specialists face in their efforts to assure quality and control costs Successful … More Reducing Unnecessary Utilization: Understanding and facilitating the role of specialists and sub-specialists in reducing unnecessary hospital care