PCMS Launches Practice Success Forum

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As part of its priority activities relating to practice success, the Pierce County Medical Society is launching the PCMS Practice Success Forum.

The Forum will focus on conducting webinars and conference calls for PCMS Members with elected leaders such as Members of Congress, state legislators, and their staffs, those across the country advancing quality improvement and navigating payment reform as well as evolution of the delivery system, and government policymakers including at the national level (CMS, think tanks, etc.), state level (Department of Health and Department of Labor and Industries), and local level (Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department).

As significant changes occur in all areas of health care impacting physicians and PAs such as payment reforms focused on outcomes and value as well as in care delivery with the patient at the center across the continuum of settings, it is vital that PCMS Members have as many opportunities for education, sharing innovation spread, and interaction with colleagues on these topics as possible.  It is also important that PCMS Members have access to policymakers to not only hear about recent activities but to provide input on policy development and implementation based on their front-line care delivery experience.  These 30-60 minute PCMS Practice Success webinars and conference calls will permit Society Members to have these opportunities in a convenient setting that does not require them to leave their place of practice or otherwise give up a large part of their day to attend the sessions. 

The webinars and conference calls will be free to PCMS Members as a benefit of membership.  As part of their organizational goals to promote patient safety, practice success, and improved patient outcomes, Physicians Insurance has agreed to serve as a partner with the Pierce County Medical Society on this initiative through a generous grant to fund this activity.

The PCMS Practice Success Forum brought you by Physicians Insurance will be conducted on the WebEx webinar platform that is familiar to many users and speakers and includes mobile apps.  The WebEx platform also permits recordings of webinars.  This will allow PCMS Members to watch the presentations for free if they can’t attend while they are happening live. 

Please look for webinar and conference call notices on the web site and via e-mail in the coming days and weeks.  In all instances, as much advance notice as possible will be given for the on-line events so that PCMS Members may get the Practice Success Forum presentations on their calendars.