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A few days ago a group of patients and their families talked to Ed Wagner about their experiences in Pursuing Perfection in Whatcom county.  Each of these patients had a clinical care specialists and a shared care plan. What I heard changed my thinking. They described the role of the shared care plan differently than […]

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PatientPowered.org wins award! PatientPowered.org was recently recognized by receiving a silver eHealthcare Leadership Award in the category “Best Care/Disease Management Site”. This award was presented by eHealthcare Strategy and Trends at their annual “Leveraging Technology and the Internet” conference … (click here to read)

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The Bureau of Primary Health Care has successfully jump started the 100% Access 0 Disparity movement in America. Spokane, WA area is implementing a similar approch. There is a summary of the BPHC experience that is very enlightening, if you wish to switch from projects and programs to “movements”. I highly recommend reading it if you […]

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Advanced Access–a Key to System Improvement

Several doctors at the WA State Medical Society meeting ask for more information on what Advanced Access is. So I put a web page together with some good references. Just click on “web page”. I am skeptical that rapid improvement can occur until most physicians have taken this step. It is a happy circumstance that […]

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Presentation to WA State Medical Society House of Delegates

Yesterday I had the privilege of talking about our Pursuing Perfection initiative with the house of delegates for the Washington State Medical Society. Below I have included to content of my 11 slides and my notes. PURSUING PERFECTION in Whatcom County, WA SLIDE 1, TITLE SLIDE: PURSUING PERFECTION WHAT'S IN A NAME? Perfection? …when things […]

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