Health Care Delivery Committee
Health Care Delivery Committee
Jane Knapp, MD (2014)
Children's Mercy Hospital
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 234-3689
Health Care Delivery Committee Goals
The Health Care Delivery Committee aims to identify effective strategies to care for all children, with a particular focus on vulnerable children. The 5 goals of the Committee are:
- To promote the use of and expand the evidence base for health care delivery for children.
- To promote the care of children in the context of families and communities.
- To teach the next generation how to implement effective health care delivery strategies for (at the individual and population level and with attention to systems of care).
- To identify emerging opportunities and challenges to improve the delivery of health care for vulnerable children (e.g., growth of interdisciplinary teams, use of information technologies).
- To promote scholarship with regard to promoting effective strategies to care for children.
S.R.O. for PAS Health Care Delivery Committee Meeting
A standing room only crowd turned out for the Health Care Delivery Committee meeting at PAS on May 5. Pediatric innovation center grantee awardees, Drew Hertz and Kelly Keleher reported on their projects followed by a discussion with attendees. A number of SIG representatives were present to report on their SIGs and how they can connect to innovation in Health Care Delivery. Jen Walthall and Barbara Bayldon were on hand from the Advocacy in Training SIG. Denise Dougherty reported on the activities of the Quality Improvement SIG. Michael Weisgerber represented the Family-Centered Care SIG. Carl Tapia talked about the Complex Care SIG and Doug Thompson related the work of the Hospitalist Medicine SIG. Also present were Iris Mabry-Hernandez from the Race in Medicine SIG and Scott Krugman from the Teaching in Community Settings SIG. Thanks to all the SIG reps for their contributions to the meetings success.
The HCD Committee will be forming a task force this summer to work on the strategic plan for the committee. We are still looking for representatives from the SIGs to join us on the task force. If you are interested please contact Jane Knapp at email@example.com.
The HCD Committee-sponsored Topic Symposium, The 10 Year Forecast for Pediatric Health Care Delivery, also drew a large crowd of attendees. Speakers David Keller, Bruder Stapleton, Rich Ruddy and John Cowden did a fantastic job identifying the trends that will affect health care in the near and more distant future.
The APA Board of Directors voted to make the Quality Improvement Pre-conference an APA core activity. This helps to insure the future and financial security of the conference. The conference was a rousing success again this year with sold out attendance and a strong curriculum with expert faculty. Make plans now for the next conference to be held before the 2014 PAS meeting in Vancouver.
Follow the link below to see the youtube video of Ken Roberts and friend perform their song of epic proportions Don’t Click Twice originally unveiled at this year's APA Debate at PAS. The debate was great fun as the Flintstones (John Frohna, Ken Roberts) met the Jetsons (Joe Zorc, Carol Berkowitz) on the topic of electronic health records. Both teams kept the crowd in laughs while debating the utility of the EHR in improving patient care and medical education. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpmNTwmr0y8
Health Care Delivery Committee Chair
Join us in Boston at PAS on Saturday April 28th, 2012
topic symposium Health Care Delivery: Transforming Our System from Fragmentation to Integration
Speakers:Thomas Klitzner from Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, Doug Thompson from Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Charles Macias from Texas Children's Hospital, Houston and Richard Antonelli from Boston Children's Hospital.
The session will address models for successful health care delivery and using integration to deliver accountable care.