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Primary Health Network Workshop - Part 1 Team care for complex patients - Kirsten Meisinger
The Primary Health Networks Workshop will run in a different format this year in response to feedback canvassed from past PHN sessions, the APNA-run PHN Network teleconference group, and APNA’s CPD events involving PHNs.
PHN staff are often in a role that is working to promote the implementation of new programs, practices, resources, etc. into primary health care settings, and this can often be challenging, especially when the staff are not nurses themselves. As agents for change, nurses are routinely improving quality and safety in their practice, and we see PHN support as playing a pivotal role in facilitating this.
With this in mind, APNA will run the PHN Workshop at Nurseforce for the Future with a focus on Change Management. Health Care Homes will come under the microscope, along with other relevant case studies: digital health, quality improvement.
Leading the first half of the day is Kirsten Meisinger, MD, medical staff president for the Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr Meisinger is the current National Faculty Co-Chair for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services initiative called Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative, an initiative designed to move US practices to value-based, patient-centred medical care.
The second half of the day will see case study examples used to implement a Human-Centred Design model of implementing change. Facilitator Steph Bannister will leave you with ideas and outcomes to implement into your daily roles.