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Patient Assignment into the Medical Home: Building a Collaborative Patient-Centric Approach Webinar on CD-ROM Product Image

Patient Assignment into the Medical Home: Building a Collaborative Patient-Centric Approach Webinar on CD-ROM

  • Published: February 2009
  • 90 Pages
  • Healthcare Intelligence Network

With patient-centeredness at the core of the medical home model, the assignment of the patient to his or her medical home can mean the difference between success and failure of a medical home program.

Listen to pre-conference comments from Dr. Anita Murcko and Dr. Charles DeShazer.

During Patient Assignment into the Medical Home: Building a Collaborative Patient-Centric Approach, a 90-minute webinar on February 12, 2009, now available as a CD-ROM, via On Demand Web access or as a training DVD, two industry experts examined the various approaches to medical home assignment and the factors that can impact effective assignment.

When assigning patients to their medical homes, healthcare organizations can use a number of different approaches — from patient or physician selection to a claims-based approach. Leading industry experts Dr. Anita Murcko, medical director of clinical informatics and provider adoption with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), and Dr. Charles DeShazer, market vice president, clinical innovations at Humana, provided practical, hands-on experience on:

- Evaluating approaches for medical home assignment;
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Anita C. Murcko, M.D., F.A.C.P., is the medical director for clinical informatics and provider adoption at the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s single Medicaid agency. Since May 2007, Dr. Murcko has provided the clinical leadership for the Health Information Exchange & Electronic Health Record (HIeHR) Utility Project, which is being funded though the federal Medicaid Transformation Grant Program.

Dr. Murcko joined AHCCCS in 2005 as the medical director for Healthcare Group of Arizona (HCG), the innovative, state-sponsored health coverage program for small business. She previously served as chief medical officer for Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), a healthcare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), where from 1996 to 2004, she provided oversight and leadership for the quality improvement, case review, peer review, and utilization activities for public and private sector clients.

While at HSAG, Dr. Murcko led several nationally-recognized quality improvement collaborative efforts, including the Arizona Diabetes Initiative (AzDIn) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-sponsored Arizona State Diabetes Collaborative (ASDC), both designed to improve care delivery, quality and access through electronic-based systems changes. Dr. Murcko has provided leadership to both local and national organized medical groups, including the American College of Physicians, and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Murcko is an award–winning speaker, adjunct professor, published author, and practicing primary care internal medicine specialist. She enjoys sharing her insights with lay and professional audiences on a broad rage of topics from prevention and treatment of chronic illness, to e-health adoption, patient safety and quality improvement. Dr. Murcko has been formative in Arizona’s e-prescribing and EMR adoption activities, including serving as co-chair for the Arizona Partnership for Implementing Patient Safety (APIPS) e-Prescribing Committee and several Arizona Health-e- Connection task groups. For these care-transforming contributions, Dr. Murcko was honored by the Arizona Business Magazine as a finalist in the 2008 Health Care Leadership Awards, the Arizona Capitol Times as 2008 Leader of the Year in Public Policy for Healthcare.

Dr. Murcko completed her undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and internal medicine residency at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Charles DeShazer, M.D., is the market medical officer for Humana's Illinois Market. He is a board-certified internal medicine physician with over 20 years experience in quality improvement, medical management and Medical Informatics. In his current role, he manages the clinical operations for the Humana Illinois market which includes utilization management, quality improvement, disease management, provider relationships and client reporting.

Dr. DeShazer also leads a national group on cardiovascular disease management and collaborates with other markets on corporate initiatives including medical home pilots. He previously spent 14 years in various roles with Kaiser Permanente, most recently as associate medical director for quality, clinical performance improvement and research for their Ohio region.

Dr. DeShazer received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University Chicago and a medical degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago where he also completed his internal medicine internship and residency.

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