HLG Special Series, July 2018

Join a discussion about how to build teams. How can physician and non-physician team members work together? What can pharmacists do? Nurses? Medical Assistants? How can a team care for a population of patients?

All sessions are from 12 noon to 2 pm HST

Monday, July 9

Bryce Fukunaga
Kevin Glick
Jared Kumasaka
Camlyn Masuda

Engaging Pharmacists

  • What is a collaborating agreement between pharmacists and PCPs?
  • How does e-prescribing work?
  • What are PBMs and what do they do? 

Thursday, July 19

Ann Lindsay
Natasia Poso

Non-physician team members, MAs

  • How to have team members work to the maximum allowed by certification
  • Medical assistants’ expanded roles: health coach (promoting patient self-management), navigator, scribe, population health manager, medication refiller and otherwise building a Coordinated Care Team relationship with high needs patients
  • Training Medical Assistants for an expanded role as Care Coordinators
  • Promoting joy in practice and healthy team dynamics
  • Non-professional Care Coordinators supporting patients in the community

Monday, July 23

Community Resources

  • How to access resources outside of typical referral patterns (e.g. tai chi, yoga, Alexander technique, strength training, cooking class, walking groups, etc.)?
  • What are barriers to accessing these resources? Is a PCP referral necessary? 
  • What is the scope of home testing and monitoring?  Ambulatory BP, Sleep, Glucose monitoring, Exercise? Diet?

Monday, July 30

Care Coordination, Nurses

  • Expanded roles for Nurses in the Primary Care team: assist patients with complex health conditions; patient education; health coaching patients with chronic health conditions; acute visits by protocol; transitions of care; end of life planning and care; staff supervision and training (clinical and population health management); triage.
  • How Nurses can increase payment from Medicare