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April 29-30, 2014: Texas Partnership for Patients Second Annual Conference

Registration for this event has closed. Conference sessions will be recorded and available for viewing at a later date.

Learn more about earning continuing education credit.

TMF Health Quality Institute, in partnership with the Texas Center for Quality & Patient Safety, is pleased to announce that the 2014 Texas Partnership for Patients Annual Conference will take place on April 29-30, 2014. View the conference agenda for more information. Registration is closed for this event. Conference sessions will be recorded and available for viewing at a later date.

Questions or Comments?
Contact Sherlena Boehm at 512-465-1003.

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Physician and Health Care Providers
  • Access to innovative care practices and evidence-based interventions
  • Online forums for networking and sharing best practices
  • Assistance aligning processes to achieve recognition in pay-for-performance initiatives
  • Expert consulting services:
    • Patient education tools
    • Process improvements
    • Office systems improvements
    • Assistance reporting data on four measures
Hospital Systems
  • Assistance implementing quality improvement programs, which can lead to recognition as a center of excellence
Community Resources
  • Draw on resources and expertise from community groups:
    • Faith-based organizations
    • Community health workers
    • Health advocacy groups
    • Media representatives and outlets
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April 24: Back to Basics Webinar Series: Staff and Patient Communication

TMF Health Quality Institute is hosting a six-part webinar series titled, Back to Basics: Strengthening Practice Performance and Patient-Centered Care, which is designed to help ambulatory care providers and their practices get “back to the basics” of managing operations, improving staff and patient relations and providing patient centered care.

Attend this third webinar in the series to learn methods to improve communication with staff and patients. Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CT. Register today.

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May 2 - 3: TexMed 2014

Attend this annual event hosted by the Texas Medical Association (TMA). TexMed 2014 will provide the opportunity to earn free continuing medical education (CMEs), network with colleagues, attend the TMA House of Delegates and much more. View more information and register. Friday, May 2 - Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

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May 8-9: Second Annual Texas Health Home Summit

Don't miss the second annual statewide conference hosted by the Texas Medical Home Initiative and the Texas Health Institute, which is focused specifically on expanding access to health/medical homes for individuals and families in Texas. This summit will offer stakeholders the opportunity to learn about medical home models and best practices, and to interact with program experts at various stages of implementation. It will also include a greater focus on integration of behavioral health into the health home as well as more content on health homes for children and adolescents. Continuing medical education (CME) credits will be provided, and more information about CME will be provided at a later date. This event will take place Thursday, May 8 - Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Westin Austin at the Domain. Note: there is a fee to attend this event. Learn more and register today.

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May 15: Back to Basics Webinar Series: Staff Loyalty, Retention and Public Image

TMF Health Quality Institute is hosting a six-part webinar series titled, Back to Basics: Strengthening Practice Performance and Patient-Centered Care, which is designed to help ambulatory care providers and their practices get “back to the basics” of managing operations, improving staff and patient relations and providing patient centered care.

Attend this fourth webinar in the series to learn best practices for retaining valuable staff and putting forth your practice's best public image. Thursday, May 15, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CT. Register today.

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May 29: Back to Basics Webinar Series: Patient-Centered Care/Patient Engagement

TMF Health Quality Institute is hosting a six-part webinar series titled, Back to Basics: Strengthening Practice Performance and Patient-Centered Care, which is designed to help ambulatory care providers and their practices get “back to the basics” of managing operations, improving staff and patient relations and providing patient centered care.

Attend this fifth webinar in the series to learn more about what is involved with providing patient-centered care and properly engaging patients in their own care. Thursday, May 29, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CT. Register today.

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June 12: Back to Basics Webinar Series: Case Management and Cost Effective Care

TMF Health Quality Institute is hosting a six-part webinar series titled, Back to Basics: Strengthening Practice Performance and Patient-Centered Care, which is designed to help ambulatory care providers and their practices get “back to the basics” of managing operations, improving staff and patient relations and providing patient centered care.

Attend this final webinar in the series to learn more about what is involved with case management and cost-effective care. Thursday, June 12, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CT. Register today.

The Million Hearts™ Partner Toolkit 

The goal of the Million Hearts™ initiative is to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. This toolkit - which includes videos of patient stories - offers resources for preventing cardiovascular disease and improving preventive health in the community.

Sign the Pledge: Be One in a Million Hearts™
Sign the pledge to help prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. You can also download resources to help with this endeavor.

Be sure to also view this YouTube video: Keep One Million Hearts Beating Strong, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Cardiac Population Health

Network Overview

The Cardiac Population Health Network works to improve cardiac health in Texas through a focus on prevention.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been the leading cause of death in Texas since 1940, and currently accounts for two of every five deaths in the state. The estimated cost for treating CVD in 2010 was $177 billion.1

To improve cardiac health in Texas, TMF is convening medical experts, community partners and 177 physician offices. Federal agencies, health care stakeholders and community-based partners are working with TMF to oversee this activity for the state of Texas.

Network Goals

TMF is addressing measures related to improving the "ABCS" of cardiac population health:

  • Aspirin therapy 
  • Blood pressure control
  • Cholesterol control
  • Smoking cessation

To join this network, create an account now. Upon registration, you will be prompted to choose the networks you would like to join.

1Roger VL, Go AS, Lloyd-Jones DL. Heart disease and stroke statistics-2011 update: a report from the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Circulation. 2011;123(4):e18-e209.

2012 Texas Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award button.  Save your heart, take the Million Hearts pledge, and celebrate American Heart Month  

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