The University of Alabama

UA Discussion Focuses on Business Side of Patient-Centered Medical Home

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences will host a special event, “Better Care, Better Value: The Business Case for the Patient-Centered Medical Home,” July 25 at Hotel Capstone on UA’s campus.

The event is free of charge and open to the public.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a refreshment and dessert reception, followed by remarks at 7 p.m. from Dr. Paul Grundy, global director of Healthcare Transformation for IBM, and a panel discussion.

Panelists include: Grundy; Dr. Kathleen Bowen, associate medical director for BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama; Dr. Robert Moon, chief medical officer for Alabama Medicaid; and Dr. Melly Goodell, chair of the department of family medicine at MedStar Franklin Square in Baltimore, Maryland, a state that is three years into a Patient-Centered Medical Home pilot project.

Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Education Units for nursing and social work will be provided.

The event is part of a conference, also hosted by the College of Community Health Sciences July 25-26, that focuses on the Patient-Centered Medical Home and ways physicians and other health-care providers can incorporate this model of care into their medical practices.

For more information about the conference, visit http://cchs.ua.edu/pcmh. To register click here.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.