Annual Clinical Conference

League's Annual Clinical Conference 2014

November 12, 2014:
Hogan Center at Holy Cross, Worcester - Directions

The League's Clinical Health Affairs Department sponsors this Annual Clinical Conference to foster a CHC learning community and as an opportunity for health center staff to participate in workshop sessions on clinical best practices, updates on clinical practice guidelines, professional networking and peer-to-peer sharing and learning.



9:15-10:30AM - Opening Plenary:

Staying the Course: Integrated primary care as a significant transformation of health care delivery. From behavioral health to oral health integration Will this lead to improved population health and cost containment?
  • Faculty:
    • Pam Cormier MSN, RN, Brookside Community Health Center
    • Mimi Jolliffe, NP, Brookside Community Health Center
    • Russ Phillips, MD, Director Center for Primary Care, HMS
    • Judy Steinberg, MD, MPH, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Senior Director of the Office of Healthcare Innovation and Quality, Commonwealth Medicine, UMMS
10:45 - 12:00 PM - Plenary:

Secrets for Performance Improvement with Data-Driven Practice Transformation
  • Faculty: Jessica Henderson Boyd, MD, MPH, CMO, Baltimore Medical Systems
12:45-2:00 PM - Workshop A (Please choose one from the three options):

I. Communication Overhaul Leads to Improved Patient Engagement and Access to Care

This session will examine the effectiveness of a "real time" dispatching system to access medical interpreters and delivery of care to Limited English Proficient patients
  • Faculty:
    • Alexandra Avedisian, LCSW, Interpreter Services Manager, Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
    • Annette Thomas, Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
II. Improving HPV Vaccination Rates
This session will provide an overview of vaccine coverage and key strategies for overcoming patient, provider and system barriers. Lessons learned will be shared including patient education materials, provider reminder systems and methods to improve access to immunization appointments
  • Faculty:
    • Jennifer Potter, MD, Director of Women's Health, Fenway Community Health Center
    • Kiefer St. Pierre, RN, Nursing Manger, Fenway Community Health Center
    • Sarah Wolfrum, MPH, Manager of Health Informatics, Fenway Community Health Center
    • Catherine Basham, Women's Health Outreach Coordinator, Fenway Community Health Center
    • Antonia Blinn, Project Manager, MLCHC
III. Oral Health: A Maternal and Child Health Priority for MA
This session will describe how the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) data are used to inform the Title V MCH Needs Assessment, present oral health experiences among MA women in the perinatal period, describe how Title V selects maternal and child health (MCH) priorities and assures MCH services delivery for women and children, and outline the steps for developing and implementing perinatal oral health guidelines in MA
  • Faculty: Sarah Stone, PhD, MPH, CDC/Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
2:15 - 3:30 PM - Workshop B (Please choose one from the three options):

I. Prostate Cancer Screening Updates & Recommendations

This session will provide an overview of prostate cancer prevalence and increased risk factors. The current clinical guidelines established by the Massachusetts Health Quality Partnership will be shared as well as strategies for clinical staff to use when counseling patients about Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing
  • Faculty: Roger Luckmann, MD, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
II. Electronic Health Record Data Security and Integrity of PHI
This workshop will review best practice recommendations and policy and procedures to ensure PHI security and patient safety
  • Faculty:
    • Nancy Tabarangao, Consultant, MLCHC
    • Adrian Bishop, Consultant, MLCHC
III. 2014 NCQA PCMH Standards: What to Know and How to Be Prepared for Recognition
This workshop will provide an overview on the enhancements to the NCQA 2014 PCMH Standards and recommendation on how to prepare for your next recognition
  • Faculty: Barbara Proffitt, RN, NCQA PCMH CCE, Quality Initiatives Manager, MLCHC
3:30-4:00pm - Wrap-up and Evaluation


Patricia Edraos: Celebrating 36 years of outstanding service to health centers & the League