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Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) Demonstration Labs

Primary/Specialty Care Integration: Insights and Challenges in Improving the Consult Process


by Ron Grewenow, MD ; Michael Ohl, MD, MSPH ; Anais Tuepker, PhD, MPH
Seminar date: 12/19/2012

Description: This cyberseminar focuses on efforts to improve the integration of primary and specialty care within the PACT framework. Drs. Grewenow and Tuepker will give an overview of some of the challenges in integrating care between services, illustrated with specific examples and findings from an ongoing collaborative initiative within Portland VAMC’s Primary Care Division to improve the electronic consult process and overall patient experience of referrals to specialty care. Dr. Ohl, Iowa City VAMC, will present experience with a telehealth collaborative care model that integrates HIV specialty care delivered by clinical video telehealth with primary care in CBOCs serving rural veterans with HIV infection.

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