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Health care community invited to Fourth Mackinac Learning Collaborative Outcomes Congress on Sept. 17

Aug 29, 2013 | News

Event puts spotlight on integrating collaborative care teams in behavioral health and primary care following the patient-centered medical home model

Troy, Mich. —Aug. 28, 2013— Health care leaders are invited to attend the fourth annual Mackinac Learning Collaborative Outcomes Congress on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch. The event features transformation success stories from 13 primary care practices from Southeast Michigan who have attained or are transitioning to what is known as the patient centered medical home (PCMH) model. It is sponsored by Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), which provides the health care community with Continuing Medical Education and customized learning programs that improve patient health outcomes and the individual care delivery experience.
The Mackinac Learning Collaborative is focused on transformation to a more patient-centric approach in small, primary care physician practices and this year’s session focused on integrating behavioral health in the primary care practice setting for conditions such as depression, suicide risk and addiction. The Outcomes Congress will highlight how individual primary care practices implemented measurable process changes and then documented clinical outcome improvements as a result of their Mackinac Learning Collaborative participation. Participating practice teams are:
• Anchor Bay Clinic Family Medical Center, P.C.
• Country Creek Family Physicians
• Country Creek Pediatrics
• Michigan Healthcare Professionals P.C.
• Rosa Parks Geriatric Center of Excellence- DMC
• Hampton Medical Center
• Health Centers Detroit Foundation
• John R Medical Clinic
• Macomb Pediatric Associates
• Michigan Primary Care PLLC
• Ronald Williamson, MD, P.C.
• Wayne State University Physician Group –Family Medicine Residency
• WSUPG-Internal Medicine

Mackinac Learning Collaborative IV was co-chaired by Kevin M. Taylor, M.D., M.S., FACP, a practicing internist in the Ann Arbor area and a leader in the patient centered medical home movement, and Lori Zeman, Ph.D., Director of Behavioral Health Integration at Rochester-based MedNetOne Health Solutions and an Assistant Professor in the Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences.
As implementation of health care reform enters the urgency stage, the Mackinac Learning Collaborative participants are establishing benchmarks for transformation at the primary care practice level.
“True health care reform cannot happen without the primary care physician community getting fully engaged in the process,” said Dr. Taylor, “Through the Mackinac Learning Collaborative, physicians and their practice teams are making transformative more bonuses changes to the way primary care medicine, including behavior health, is delivered and are re-focusing efforts on patient-centric care.”
What: An up-close view of how 13 Southeast Michigan-based primary care medical practices, generally with one or two physician leaders and a staff less than ten, went through a series of process changes and enhanced behavior health services to improve whole person patient care; qualitative and quantitative outcomes data from the Collaborative will be shared
When: Tuesday, Sept. 17; registration and continental breakfast at 8:30am; program begins at 9:00 a.m. and runs through 3:30 p.m., including lunch
Who should attend: Members of the greater health care community; employers
Where: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch; 1600 East Warren Avenue, Detroit Michigan
Cost: There is no cost to attend but registration is mandatory due to security requirements at the Federal Reserve. A picture ID is required upon arrival.
To register: Contact Laurel English at or call 248-475-4704 for more information.
About the Patient-Centered Medical Home
The ultimate goal of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is to improve patient health through an efficient, patient-centered health care delivery system. At its core, PCMH is founded on the patient/physician relationship and seeks to transform the primary care physician’s office to ultimately renovate our health care system for better health outcomes, increased viability and long term cost effectiveness.