Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Patient Centered Medical Home and ACOs: The EHR is necessary but not sufficient

Check out this brilliant presentation below from Charles DeShazer, M.D. at the Accountable Care & HIT Strategies Fall Summit 2011. He is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician executive with over 20 years of management experience in Medical Informatics, quality improvement, medical management and care delivery redesign. In his current role as VP, Quality, Medical Informatics and Transformation for the Dean Health System (DHS), he is responsible for development and execution of their vision for transformation through leveraging technology and process redesign to become a national leader in care delivery quality, efficiency and service. This objective includes implementing a patient-centered medical home model, leveraging their system-wide EHR to achieve meaningful use objectives, supporting their development of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), creating tools and infrastructure for quality and performance measurement, management and reporting and implementing patient-centered technologies such as Personal Health Records (PHRs) and telehealth systems. Dr. DeShazer is an Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) certified Improvement Advisor. He has experience in several improvement and change management methodologies including Lean and Six Sigma. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, IL.

In this presentation he provides some understanding of the health IT implications for new emerging care models. Health IT not only closes critical gaps in how care is delivered but will be essential to enabling higher levels of competitive performance. The EHR is essential but must be optimized and integrated into a complete HIT “ecosystem” and transformed culture to deliver on its promise.

  • Impact of current and expected government initiatives 
  • HIT requirements for the PCMH and ACOs 
  • Best practices for managing the data lifecycle 
  • Understand “Big Data” analytics 
  • Key strategies and tactics to implement the necessary HIT infrastructure


  1. Here are just the slides on Slideshare:

  2. This is a great presentation. Glad I found it via Google+.