About the Initiative

Kansas Patient Centered Medical Home. Leading Healthcare 3.0 for physicians, patients, and payers.  http://www.kafponline.org/kspcmh/

This is a 3 year initiative concluding in December of 2013 with the pivotal pilot project running from July 2011 to July 2013.

Funding for this initiative was provided in part by the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, a philanthropy based in Hutchinson, Kansas; Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansans, a Topeka-based philanthropic organization with the mission to serve as a catalyst for improving the health of Kansans; and the Kansas Health Foundation, a private philanthropy dedicated to improving the health of all Kansans. For more information about these organizations visit: http://www.healthfund.org ; http://www.sunflowerfoundation.org ; and www.kansashealth.org.


2 responses to “About the Initiative

  • Tim Brunson

    Have you researched the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita Family Medicine Residency Program at Smoky Hill PCMH? I’m doing some research on it, and I’m wondering if you’ve heard anything about that program.

    Also, I don’t know if you’re looking into ACOs at all, but the following Kansas hospitals are involved with Premier, Inc.’s ACO Readiness Collaborative.
    – Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System – Lenexa, KS
    – Providence Medical Center – Kansas City, KS

    Thought this might help somehow.

    • kansaspcmh

      I am somewhat familiar with the Smoky Hill program. I have had the pleasure in my short time in this position to briefly meet with Rick Kellerman, MD, professor and chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, KUSM-Wichita, and a former program director at Smoky Hill. I have yet to meet the current Smoky Hill Program Director, Robert Freelove, M.D. however, I hope to cross paths with him soon.

      ACOs are an interesting Medicare construct that I am currently reading about. My understanding thus far is that PCMH is being positioned to a great degree as a stepping stone to ACO. It will be interesting (and no doubt at times frustrating) to have a front row seat to the process. Thanks for providing the local Kansas ACO resources.

      I am curious, if you were to speculate as to what is not being talked about in the PCMH and the ACO circles, the one thing that could facilitate meaningful and sustainable changes in health care, what would that one thing be?

      Thanks for being part of the conversation.

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