November 2017
Issue 107

IPFCC Events
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Registration is now open for IPFCC's 8th International Conference. The conference will feature approximately 110 sessions and 90 posters over the three days. Full details about the Conference program and agenda will be available in December.
Learn more and register
Baltimore Aerial Skyline June 11-13, 2018
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Baltimore, MD
With leadership support from With program support from
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 IPFCC's 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner
What a celebration! More than 160 people gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Friday evening, November 3, 2017 and honored IPFCC and Bev Johnson's visionary leadership. Guests saw the recipients of the IPFCC Partnership Awards receive their awards and heard inspiring keynote speakers, Margaret Murphy and Jim Conway.
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Congratulations to our 2017 Partnership Award Recipients!
NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Children's Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Simulation Discharge Program
Courtney Nataraj and Dr. Normaliz Rodriguez
Read more about the Gala and the Partnership Awards

Upcoming Webinars
  • Improving Patient and Family Engagement in Mental Health Settings
    Details and registration coming soon!
 IPFCC Leadership Forum
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As part of its 25th Anniversary celebration, IPFCC convened a Leadership Forum on November 3rd. Twelve current leaders in health care, along with their mentees, and attendees discussed roles and key competencies for 
leaders of the future. IPFCC will summarize the discussion and recommendations and post them on the website soon.
Learn more about the meeting and the Leadership Circle Faculty

Introducing PFCC.Connect
On November 14th, IPFCC migrated the current 1400 members of the PFACNetwork online community to a new and improved platform, PFCC.Connect. The site was renamed to reflect the expanding diversity of interests of the learning network since it was originally created. There are special communities for those interested in topics like Primary and Ambulatory Care, Beginner PFACs, and Partnerships in Research. These not only encourage discussion but also provide a resource library for members to share materials.

If you were not part of our PFACNetwork, we encourage you to become a member of this new free online group.
Please contact Mary Minniti at mminniti@ipfcc.org if you have feedback on the new site and/or suggested improvements. 
Implementing Patient- and Family-Centered Care and OpenNotes OpenNotes Logo
IPFCC partnered with OpenNotes to co a one-day meeting on October 20, 2017 in Washington, DC about the importance of sharing clinical notes in ambulatory care settings.
Learn more about the meeting and/or implementing OpenNotes

PFCC in the Field 
IPFCC is partnering with the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) as part of its Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) Support Alignment Network (SAN).
This section brings stories from the field, from this initiative and others, right into your inbox.
 Patient Engagement Drives Quality Care in Rural Alabama
Alabama Physician Alliance Practice Transformation Network and Brookwood Baptist Health engaged the community in open dialogue about how clinicians and practices can adapt to better meet the needs of patients and families. In the rural community of Talladega, they created a Patient and Family Advisory Council that played an active role in a number of initiatives.
Read more
Talladega Patient & Family Advisory Council

Resources and Opportunities
 In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope 
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In her new book, published by St. Martin's Press, physician Rana Awdish shared her own experience of nearly dying as a hospital patient. Although she attributes her survival to the skill of health care professionals, she recognizes failures in the system in providing compassionate and coordinated care.

In January 2017, Dr. Awdish also wrote a "Perspective" piece in the New England Journal of Medicine titled, "A View from the Edge—Creating a Culture of Caring."
Read the article

Patient-led Advisory Councils Tackling Bigger Matters

This article in the October 28, 2017 issue of Modern Healthcare discusses the experience of several hospitals with Patient and Family Advisory Councils and how they are providing input on more than just their own loved ones' care. In addition, Tejal Ghandi, IHI's Chief Clinical & Safety Officer, and Marie Abraham, IPFCC’s Vice-President for Programming and Publications, were interviewed and describe key factors that distinguish successful PFACs.
Read the article

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