NRHI SAN: Reducing Unnecessary Utilization – Understanding and Facilitating the Role of Specialists and Sub-specialists in Reducing Unnecessary Hospital Care

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/19/2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


In this module in the Reducing Unnecessary Utilization series, Bruce Block, MD from Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative will lead a discussion on the importance of collaborating with specialty and sub-specialty care services to reduce unnecessary hospital care.

You will learn about:

  • The different opportunities and challenges that sub-specialists face in their efforts to assure quality and control costs
  • Successful practice initiatives that sub-specialists have used to reduce avoidable admissions including care coordination and patient engagement strategies
  • Approaches to building care collaboration to support sub-specialty care efforts

This module is intended for PTN practice advisors and practice staff participating in a PTN, and others focused on improving specialty access. This module will address the following TCPi change tactics:

1.2 Team-based relationships including 1.2.4 Define specialty-primary care roles; 1.4 Practice as a community partner including 1.4.4 Use Community resources; 1.5 Coordinated care delivery; 1.6 Organize, 1.6.5 Reduce unnecessary tests

Missed our module in February on Improving Access to Specialty Care to Reduce Unnecessary ED Visits Check out the recording

Additional resources are available in the NRHI SAN online community.

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