UNC Family Medicine Sponsors Health Care Symposium

The Faculty Development Fellowship class of 2012 invites you for an exciting look at new and innovative models of care! Two teams of fellows from around the country worked together over the past year to investigate two topics that directly impact the quality and cost of health care as well as patient satisfaction.

When Jun 06, 2012
from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where UNC Family Medicine Auditorium
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UNC Family Medicine Sponsors Health Care Symposium

Keyote Speaker: Jerry Kruse, MD MSPH, President, Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

Wednesday June 6
9 a.m. - noon

Closing Loops Collaborative: Improving Referral Processes

One team of fellows aimed to improve outpatient referral processes in order to increase the percentage of diabetic patients with a documented annual screening retinal exam. They tested process improvements in seven diverse primary care teaching practices over six months. Through analysis of both successes and failures they have identified a set of best practices to improve diabetic eye exam referrals, as well as other outpatient referrals.

Does SIGNOUT Education Improve Perceived Quality of Handoffs?

The second team conducted a study to evaluate the perceived quality of using the SIGNOUT method when transitioning care. The SIGNOUT intervention was conducted on half of the participating practices.  The perceived quality of handoffs was measured before and after the educational intervention. Results will be presented and discussed.

Keynote at Noon

Jerry Kruse, MD MSPH
Chair, Southern Illinois University Department of Family & Community Medicine
President, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

For more information:

Dawn Brock, MPA, UNC Family Medicine
Call 919-966-3562 or email Dawn_Brock@med.unc.edu

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