The 2017 Texas Primary Care and Health Home Summit will be the fifth annual statewide conference focused specifically on expanding access to high quality, person-centered primary care for individuals and families in Texas. This Summit will offer stakeholders the opportunity to learn about innovative primary care models including the health home. Attendees will become conversant with best practices for innovation in primary care and will have multiple opportunities to interact with program experts at various stages of implementation.
The goal of the Summit is to provide opportunities for participants to hear from practitioners that have been successful in making transformational changes to their practices. An overarching goal is to offer practical, tangible and useful tips and tools to help practices at all stages of their transformation.
This year’s Summit will appeal to primary care practices of all sizes and affiliations. The 2017 Summit will include sessions on readiness for value-based contracting; integrating behavioral and oral health into primary care; building effective teams; population health strategies; improving chronic care management and successful business models for the health home. We will build on last year’s successful focus on pediatric health homes with sessions on creating a pediatric health home, update on STARKids and others. Once again, we will offer a number of pre-summit sessions on Thursday morning for those that want to explore topics in greater depth. There will be additional opportunities for practices to share their successes and best practices with their peers.
Participants will leave the Summit with:
· An understanding of the health home and how it promotes accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective health care.
· Awareness of best practices to improve the primary care practice for all types of patients (children, youth, adults, individuals with special needs and/or chronic diseases).
· An understanding of value-based contracting and how practices can participate in it.
· Knowledge about the elements of Accountable Care Organizations with the opportunity to learn from successful ACOs in Texas.
· Examples of successful integration of behavioral health services into primary care practices.
· A focus on consumer engagement and strengthened partnerships between families, providers, and the health care system.
- Health care practitioners (primary care and specialty)
- Governmental agencies
- Business representatives
- Employers (large, medium, and small; public and private)
- Payors (public and private)
- Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs)
- Hospital systems