Complex Care SIG

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Specific Goals

  • To develop a longitudinal research and quality improvement agenda relating to medically complex pediatric patients.
  • To develop an education curriculum on complex care for resident, fellow and attending training that includes clinical practices guidelines.
  • To explore solutions to common clinical and systems-based challenges of care delivery to medically complex patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • To delineate which models of care are currently employed in caring for medically complex patients (e.g. medical home, dedicated inpatient services, consult services) and provide a forum to explore the benefits of these models and support for those interested in developing a specialized complex care program at their institution.

Annual Report

Co-chairs: Rishi Agrawal, Jay Berry

SIG purpose/mission: Promote Complex care education, research, clinical care and advocacy

Current SIG goals:
1. Promotion of SIG website
2. Sharing of educational materials

Annual summary:
This year the Complex Care SIG promoted collaborative research with the Children's Hospital Association, highlighted efforts funded by CMMI, grew its website, hosted a dynamic listserv with active participation, and held a very well attended meeting at PAS in San Francisco.

Other groups: AACPDM, our SIG meets at their annual meeting as well.

August 2014 Newsletter Article

The Complex Care SIG had a well-attended meeting in Vancouver. Topics discussed included Models of Care for High Resource Utilizers, Education in Complex Care, Idenifitication of children with disabilities from administrative data, Development of a Complex Care Program registry and the Children's Hospital Association National Proposal for Children with Medical Complexity. If you are interested in learning more about the SIG, please contact Rishi Agrawal.

SIG Co-Chairs:
Rishi Agrawal

Jay Berry

Carl Tapia

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:

Rishi Agrawal, MD, MPH
East 65th Street at Lake Michigan
Chicago, IL 60649
Phone: (773) 256-5709

Jay Berry, MD, MPH
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02130
Phone: (617) 522-1513




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