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Spring 2010 Retreat Agenda

March 19-20, 2010
Warren Conference Center
529 Chestnut St. Ashland, MA 01721



Friday, March 19, 2010

12:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30 Panel: Patient-Centered Medical Home: Next Steps for the Department
Setting the context:
Ron Adler
Patient Engagement: Mark Quirk
Evidence-based approach and team-based care:Ron Adler
Educational implications: Stacy Potts
Evaluation and research: Lee Hargraves
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2:45-4:30 Working Small Groups
Task: Developing a set of PCMH implementation tactics aligned with strategies within the five priority
areas of the dept. strategic plan. Tactics in this case are defined as measurable things to be
done within a year’s time.

Medical Student Education: Robert Baldor and Mark Quirk
Residency Education: Stacy Potts and James Ledwith
Clinical Practice: Dennis Dimitri and Ron Adler

4:30-5:30 Report out in large group

5:30-7:30 Dinner and social time

Saturday, March 20, 2010

7:30-8:30 Breakfast and Special Topic Tables for:
Seeking Contextual Data: Jay Broadhurst and Peter McConarty
Discussion on how to stimulate sensitivity to patient background (focus on diversity of culture, ethnicity,
experience) and the challenges of recording that information in an EMR.

Residency Graduate Survey:
Stacy Potts
A working group in discussion about a recurring survey of graduates from the FM residency program.

8:30-9:30 Health Reform Redux: Medical Home, Payment Reform and Health Information Technology
Jay Himmelstein, Dennis Dimitri and Judy Steinberg
Updates from the state legislative committee with a medical home theme, including developments in HIT/HIE
and payment reform, as well as state-level advances.
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10:00-noon Concurrent sessions:

Maternity Care in FMCH: Anita Kostecki and Sara Shields
Members of our department who support and/or provide maternity care will have an opportunity to create a
vision of what type of maternity care we should be offering as Family Physicians and how this care could be
provided over the next 5-10 years. We will encourage participants to brainstorm both about what they would
ideally like to see happen, as well as what may be practically achievable in the foreseeable future.

We would hope to come out of the session with a range of opinions about what model(s) we should move
towards, and how we might implement such models, thus creating a blueprint for those of us in leadership
positions in the department to work with over time.

HRSA grant writing: Bob Baldor and Mark Quirk
This workshop will be a working session devoted to the preparation of HRSA training grants. Participants who
are writing grants for the April 9 deadline will be invited to attend. They will bring copies of work completed to
date, questions, and computers.
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Charting a New Course for Public Health in Central MA:
Suzanne Cashman, Abbie Averbach, and Derek Brindisi
Very brief overview of the work of the Task Force and their recommendations to the Mayor regarding organized
public health in Worcester. We’ll focus in on two of the recommendations’ strategic goals: a) mobilizing a
coordinated community approach and b) making data-driven and evidence-based decisions.
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12-12:45 Lunch and PBRN lunch conversation

12:45 Dessert and Reflections from the Chair