Connecting the Primary Care Team: Electronic and Face-to-Face Communication Networks

2015 Colloquiums 2016-11-16T07:57:34+00:00

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time: 7:30 a.m. (breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m.)
Location: Dining Room A & B, St. Mary’s Hospital

Marlon Mundt

Marlon Mundt, PhD

Dr. Marlon Mundt

Dr. Marlon Mundt is an Assistant Professor in the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine having received his Ph.D. from the UW Department of Population Health Sciences in 2007. He has authored or co-authored over 80 research articles and 3 book chapters on health economics and primary care. Dr. Mundt’s research focuses on healthcare communication and team structure. He is the recipient of a K01 Research Development Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to study the impact of social networks on health outcomes and healthcare costs.

Abstract

Primary care teams play an important role in providing high quality care to patients, but there is little evidence on how communication and coordination within the team contribute to team capacity to deliver high quality care. This presentation will describe a systems approach to healthcare communication and report on study results which suggest that teams with frequent daily face-to-face interactions among team members, and streamlined communication to the team clinician, have better quality of care outcomes and lower healthcare costs for their patients with chronic conditions. Interventions targeting primary care team communication networks may improve outcomes and reduce healthcare utilization and costs for patients.

There is no charge for this event. Because a light breakfast will be served and space is limited, advance registration is greatly appreciated. Please email your RSVP to patricia.greene@fammed.wisc.edu by Friday, March 13, 2015.

We look forward to having you join us!


Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Wisconsin Medical Society through the joint providership of St. Mary’s Hospital, the UW Department of Family Medicine and the UW Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement. St. Mary’s Hospital is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

St. Mary’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.