Group Practice Journal

April 2017

UPMC Susquehanna Medical Group: Achieving the Continuum of Care Through Creative Alignment
The 2016 Acclaim Award Honoree shares their Regional Nursing Home Outreach initiative focused on elder care and end-of-life care.

In Memoriam: Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE

Industry Insights
Millennials and Proactive Engagement

In Washington
AMGA Comments on Proposed Changes to MA and ACA Exchanges
By David Introcaso, Ph.D., and Darryl M. Drevna, M.A.

Put Joy Back into Patient Care
Preventing Workplace Burnout Through Lean Design
By Paul DeChant, M.D., M.B.A.
What can you do to address this epidemic and improve the well-being of physicians in your organization?

Defragging the Market
More than the Sum of Our Parts
By Katherine Schneider, M.D.
The Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization provides a model for successful ACO development and growth.

Four Pillars of Best-in-Class Diabetes Care
By John Moore, M.D., Ph.D.
Technology along with a human healthcare provider in partnership with the patient drives superior outcomes in diabetes management.

Easing the Burden
Simple Ways to Make Quality Reporting Easy and Relevant
By Richard A. Royer, M.B.A.
Data abstraction is a necessary part of the reporting process, and it can be very difficult to manage.

New Avenues
Technology Connects Dots in Routine, Chronic, Transition Care
By Allison Hart
Medical groups are using technology to realize the goal of connected health care across three areas: routine care, chronic care, and transition care.

Devilish Details
Smart Strategies for HIPAA Compliance
By Selin Hoboy and Brenda Ruelas
Organizations must maintain consistent compliance to protect their patients and themselves.

Foundation Cornerstone
Together 2 Goal® Campaign Celebrates Goal-Getters

Thought Leader
Leading to Value: An Interview with Prevea Health’s Dr. Ashok Rai

April 2017 GPJ