The department has coordinated six initial work sessions with various groups to move the development of the model forward. Following is additional information regarding these sessions and a schedule.

 

·         IT Infrastructure: June 17, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Harrisburg

o    Focus areas: Data collection and Electronic Medical Record use

o    Facilitator: Joe Martin, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4)

 

·         Performance Measures: June 18, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Harrisburg

o    Focus areas: Methods of standardization of payment measures

o    Facilitator: Chris Amy, Project Director, Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q)

 

·         Delivery Models: June 19, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Harrisburg

o    Focus areas: Building upon current successful delivery models, Identifying best practices

o    Facilitators: Bob Gabbay, M.D., Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Alan Adelman, M.D., Penn State Hershey Medical Center

 

·         Workforce Development: June 20, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Harrisburg

o    Focus areas: Expanding the workforce in shortage areas, Increasing capacity of primary care, Incentives for residency programs, Health care worker retention

o    Facilitator: Robert Richardson, Director, Bureau of Health Planning, Pennsylvania Department of Health

 

·         Payment Methodology: June 21, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Harrisburg

o    Focus areas: Disecting the development and implementation various payment methodologies

o    Facilitator: Michael Bailit, President, Bailit Health Purchasing

 

·         Public Health Integration: July 12, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Harrisburg

o    Focus areas: Continuing interventions for populations with chronic diseases, Developing prevention programs for healthy populations

o    Facilitator: Thomas Aguilar, Director, Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, Pennsylvania Department of Health