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I-PrACTISE annual meeting April 12-14

“Bringing Policy into Practice” is the focus of the third annual National Collaborative to Improve PrimAry Care Through Industrial and Systems Engineering (I-PrACTISE) meeting, April 12-14 at The Pyle Center in Madison. Offered for the first time this year, physicians attending the meeting will earn up to 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Primary care clinicians, allied disciplines and industrial engineers are invited to attend.

Event topics and speakers include the following:

  • Tim Bartholow, MD, Does Health Care Get Better if We Don’t Buy Better (Wiser). Doctor Bartholow is the chief medical officer for Wisconsin Education Association Trust. He previously served as chief medical officer of the Wisconsin Medical Society.
  • Jenna Marquard, PhD, Integrating Patient-Generated Data into the EHR: Primary Care Clinician and Patient Perspectives. Marquard is an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts.
  • Meg Gaines, JD, Can Healing Happen Here?
  • Nancy Pandhi, MD, PhD, and Sarah Davis, JD, Patient Engagement with Primary Care Teams for Quality Improvement.
  • Mark Helfand, MD, EBM 2—A new model for evidence-based practice. Doctor Helfand is director of the Scientific Resource Center for AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program and Director, West Coast Branch of the U.S. Cochrane Center.

I-PrACTISE, started by the late Ben-Tzion Karsh, PhD, brought together primary care clinicians and industrial engineers over a 12-year period to use the tools and methods of engineering to improve the quality of primary care while improving the quality of work-life for clinicians and staff.

Please contact john.beasley@fammed.wisc.edu for additional information. Click here for complete meeting details and registration information.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Wisconsin Medical Society through the joint providership of St. Mary’s Hospital and the University of Wisconsin Department Of Family Medicine. St. Mary’s Hospital is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

St. Mary’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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