May 2018                                                                                Volume 2, Issue 2
Leo Tolstoy once said,  Spring is the time of plans and projects , and this could not be a more accurate way to describe what is happening this spring at the Home Centered Care Institute.

Recently, we developed an HCCI National Research Advisory Group which includes research experts from our Centers of Excellence (COEs)  and other leaders in the field of home-based primary care (HBPC). This group will work together to further understanding of clinical and operations best practices and the business case for HBPC. 

This summer, we will expand our online learning platform HCCI University ™, to offer eLearning modules in the following packages: 
  1. Practice Management Starter
  2. Coding and Billing Superstar
  3. Clinical Foundations
We are also putting the final touches on the curriculum for our HCCI House Call Practicum .

This spring and summer, HCCI hits the road to raise awareness of the critical need to grow the HBPC workforce. HCCI staff will join me at the American Geriatrics Society annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, May 3-5. If you're attending AGS, be sure to stop by booth #306 to see the exam room of tomorrow. Hint: it has throw pillows! We'll be talking with Nurse Practitioners at the National Conference of Nurse Practitioners, May 9-12 in Orlando, then again at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in Denver, June 28-July 1.  

I will be at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine May 5-9, along with Mindy Fain, MD and Bill Zafirau, MD, members of the HCCI COE faculty, speaking about the importance of building a house call program  in a family medicine residency. Later in May, I'll be speaking at the 2018 Institute for Person-Centered Care Conference at St. Ambrose University along with our VP - External Relations, Tracy Hulett .  

HCCI is busy and growing; we've recently added several people to our team, some of whom will work directly with practices and individual providers to help them navigate the HBPC landscape. If you have questions, please contact Janet Barron, Practice Engagement Manager at 630-283-9210, or email us at  education@hccinstitute.org.

Yours in health,
  Dr. Tom Cornwell  
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HCCI Educational Offerings

Experience Chicago in the springtime when you attend HCCI Essential Elements of Home-Based Primary Care™ at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine May 22 - 23 . This two-day interactive classroom workshop explores the full spectrum of home-based primary care - medical, social and economic - and offers a strong foundation in HBPC. A unique highlight at this HCCI Center of Excellence is faculty member  Dwayne Dobschuetz, APRN who rides his purple bicycle to see patients. Learn how Dwayne navigates patient care in an urban environment   Read more

Can't join us in Chicago? There are several other dates at HCCI Centers of Excellence around the US. Find a Center of Excellence  date that works for you, then visit our website to register. 

HCCI House Call Practicum™
In this unique two-day field experience, you'll visit one of our HCCI Practice Excellence Partner (PEP) sites, experienced home-based primary care practices meeting HCCI standards for quality care. During your practicum, you'll accompany experienced HBPC providers on patient visits and benefit from 1:1 insights into staffing, scheduling, billing, and coding. The HCCI House Call Practicum™ modules cover the full breadth of the house call experience, along with specialized elective modules. Once registered, HCCI will schedule you with a PEP similar to your practice environment. Registration for the HCCI House Call Practicum  opens this summer.

HCCI University™
The first HCCI eLearning modules will be available this summer in HCCI University ™.  HCCI University™   provides many eLearning opportunities on a wide range of clinical and practice management topics. Modules are self-paced and  allow on-demand access to up-to-date information on industry trends and practices from experts in the field. Stay tuned for the big reveal!

HCCI's educational offerings are made possible through the generous support of  The John A Hartford Foundation  and the Bramsen Foundation
American Academy of Home Care medicine
AAHCM Annual Meeting
October 25-27, 2018
Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
Rosemont, IL
For the second year, the AAHCM Annual Meeting will be an independent standalone conference, building on the previous success of providing leading-edge clinical and practice administration content. HCCI will present two 3-hour pre-conference sessions (one clinical, one practice management) on October 25. Pre-conference will be followed by a day and a half of engaging, current and thought-provoking content presented by AAHCM. Focused on the issues and challenges that face the broad spectrum of healthcare professionals providing in-home primary care, you will learn from innovators in the field about the latest advancements in delivering and managing home care medicine.
Mark your calendars for October 25-27 and visit their website for more information.

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