NCQA recognition as Patient Centered Medical Home – four of our five general internal medicine clinics are recognized as Tier 3 PCMH clinics. We are on track for re-recognition with the more stringent criteria using the 2011 standards this coming year. Our OSU East clinic is also on track for recognition in FY13 which would make all five sites PCMHs. We have received an educational grant in collaboration with Nationwide Children’s and the Department of Family Medicine to teach the concepts of PCMH in our resident continuity clinics.
Quality Improvement Program for Call Center – we worked with the Department of Business Management and the College of Engineering to develop a staffing calculator based on “Queuing Theory”. This tool will now form the basis for the staffing model in our call centers. The calculator has been piloted successfully at two sites and will be expanded to additional clinics within the division including
some in family medicine.
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and Division of General Internal Medicine have been selected as one of the 25 communities in the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation’s Project IMPACT: Diabetes. The OSU team joins the APhA Foundation’s national multi-year initiative to improve care for people disproportionately affected by diabetes across the United States.
The OSU College of Pharmacy and Division of General Internal Medicine will collaborate together for Project IMPACT: Diabetes. Stuart Beatty, PharmD, BCPS will serve as the Community Champion for the initiative. The partners plan to expand an existing multidisciplinary diabetes clinic model to patients at both Martha Morehouse and CarePoint East Internal Medicine locations. The multidisciplinary nature of the project will deliver patient-centered team visits with pharmacists, physicians, and nurse practitioners at the clinics while also providing training opportunities for both physicians and pharmacists in a patient-centered medical home.
The APhA Foundation’s Project IMPACT: Diabetes, IMPROVING AMERICA’S COMMUNITIES TOGETHER, will fully integrate pharmacists into the health care team in an effort to address some of the challenges faced by participants living with diabetes. This 3-year initiative provides knowledge, tools, and implementation resources to each selected community that has created a unique interdisciplinary model to integrate pharmacists into diabetes care.
Dr. James Lamb was just recently awarded the 2011 Earl N. Metz Distinguished Physician Award. The award acknowledges the accomplishments of esteemed clinicians and teachers in the Department of Internal Medicine. Recipients are selected by their peers.