Summer Summits 2019

“We’re helping practices think about care at the population level, and how they can more proactively reach out to patients and their families to take care of them.”

Russell Rothman, MD, MPP, principal investigator of the Mid-South PTN and vice president for Population Health Research at VUMC

The TCPi Summer Summits are special events to celebrate our practices’ transformation journey over the last three and a half years. Held in each region, attendees include practices that have been involved, quality improvement advisors who have helped deliver QI interventions, and TCPI leadership. The Summer Summits offer participating practices a chance to see the leadership involved, to tell their stories of the excellent transformation work they have done, and to share their excitement about the continuing journey to value-based care after the TCPI project comes to a close. We’ve collated some of the key materials and highlights from the Summits, and if you’d like more information please contact

We invite you to listen to Dr. Thomas Spain, Director of Practice Transformation and Kirkland Ahern-Jones, Director of Operations discuss the Summer Summits from our Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network and Baptist Memorial Health Care networks in the MidSouth PTN “Best Practices” link below or from our Apple Podcast homepage.  


MidSouth PTN Accolades

Dr. Robert Flemming attends MidSouth PTN Summer Summits, praises transformation success

Dr. Robert Flemming, Director of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services joined us for our Summer Summits. Our bright spots and take aways include: Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network successfully transitioned 15 practices to APMs and transformed 30 practices beyond TCPi Phase 3. Baptist Memorial Health Care successfully transitioned 6 practices to APMs and transformed 17 practices beyond TCPi Phase 3.

Thank you, Dr. Flemming, for your help and inspiration in making our transformation journey a reality these last 4 years! See more about what he had to say here.

VUMC Reporter: Summit highlights clinical improvement successes

“A primary care practice achieving a 65% reduction in opioid prescribing rates within four months. A new hydration campaign at one women’s health practice reducing emergency room (ER) visits by expectant mothers by 4.3%. A pediatric practice analyzing their patients’ past ER visits and taking steps to significantly reduce unnecessary visits.

These are just a few of the success stories shared at a recent MidSouth Practice Transformation Network (PTN): Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN) Summer Summit held in Nashville as the four-year Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) contract managed by Vanderbilt University Medical Center nears an end…” Read full coverage from the VUMC Reporter here.

Summer Summit Details

We invite you to browse our Summer Summit agendas and slide decks for an overview of these events. If you could benefit from additional information on these topics, do not hesitate to reach out!

VHAN Summer Summit Agenda

VHAN Summer Summit Slide Deck

Baptist Summer Summit Agenda

Baptist Summer Summit Slide Deck

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