Tackling Disease Care in Rural Communities Through a State-Based Collaborative
During this course, we assess population health improvement opportunities and interventions for rural communities. In a state-based collaborative, practices are guided to choose a track/focus for increasing capacity and providing resources to patients for diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Tracks include the ability to implement or connect to programs such as the National Diabetes Prevention Program, diabetes self-management education and incorporating clinical pharmacists and other clinical team members into the care team. Other improvement strategies include team-based care, EHR optimization, quality data and developing workflows and protocols that closely align with the PCMH model.
- Describe how state partnerships may be configured to improve health outcomes through rural practices.
- Define chronic disease interventions through services coordinated across community-based organizations.
- Discuss value-based measures for rural population health management.
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LaShandal Pettaway-Brown, MHA, MBA, PCMH CCE
LaShandal Pettaway-Brown is a Practice Transformation Consultant for the South Carolina Rural Health. She is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Medical Oral Expanded Care Collaborative and Practice Transformation, which provides technical assistance, practice assessment, change facilitation and consultation. Ms. Pettaway-Brown is a Patient-Centered Medical Home Content Expert and Certified Diabetes Lifestyle Coach. Previously, she was a Quality Improvement Coordinator at The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence, where she focused on The Million Hearts Initiative, Physician Quality Reporting System, Meaningful Use and the Patient-Centered Medical Home. Ms. Pettaway-Brown earned her BS, with a specialization in Healthcare Administration, from Austin Peay State University, and her MBA and MHA from Webster University.
Lindsay Willliams, RHIT, CCA, PCMH CCE
Lindsay Williams joined the South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH) in 2010, and currently serves as a Practice Transformation Consultant for the Center for Practice Transformation. She provides assistance, knowledge and tools around change concepts in access, chronic disease, data collection, workflows and team-based care, helping practices and health systems assess their patient population and working on performance improvement initiatives throughout the state. Prior to joining SCORH, Ms. Williams worked in medical records, billing and as a referral coordinator for a rural primary care practice in Prosperity, SC. She earned an associate’s degree in Health Information Management and a certificate in Medical Record Coding from Midlands Technical College, and is certified through the American Health Information Management Association as a Registered Health Information Management Technician and Certified Coding Associate. Ms. Williams received her Patient-Centered Medical Home Content Expert Certification from NQCA in 2018.