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Transformative Approaches to Rural Health Care Practice and Delivery


Samuel "Le" Church, MD, MPH
Family Medicine Physician and Practice Owner
Synergy Health, Inc.


Foothills AHEC

Program Description

Improving Georgia's primary care infrastructure is the foundation to achieving high-quality, accessible, and efficient health care for all its citizens. To do this, practices must use novel strategies, like the patient-centered medical home model and team-based patient care, to transform the organization and delivery of primary care, particularly for chronic care management. Implementing these changes in rural practices and communities can be a challenge, but is highly necessary considering that rural Georgia counties are lowest in health rankings. This presentation will examine one practice's experience in providing this coordinated care to rural communities.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to:
- Identify the readiness of a rural practice to implement changes in healthcare delivery and workflow.
- Describe the process and challenges of implementation and transformation.
- Determine the best practice for chronic care management and reimbursement.
- Summarize the impact on rural communities and their health outcomes.


On Demand
Original program date: Nov 11, 2015

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

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Program Keywords

Access to Care, Healthcare Delivery, Integrated Health Care, Primary Care