Healthcare is changing. The Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN) can help providers prepare. (GLPTN) is part of a national effort to help health care professionals – from doctors and nurses to social workers and pharmacists – coordinate care, lower costs, and improve the health of American citizens. The goal of practice transformation is higher-quality care – more carefully coordinated and with fewer unnecessary tests and procedures – leading to better care, fewer hassles, and lower costs. Northwestern University, in partnership with other leading healthcare organizations, is heading the Illinois arm of the three-state quality improvement effort funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Enrollment for 4,500 providers in Illinois is available through 2016.
Alliance of Chicago, Altarum Institute, Indiana University, Indiana University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Illinois Health IT Regional Extension Center, Lurie Children’s Clinically Integrated Network, Lurie Children’s Health Partners Care Coordination, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Medical Home Network, Neighborhood Health Group, Northwestern Medical Group, Purdue Healthcare Advisors/Purdue University, Rush University Medical Center, Telligen, University of Chicago, University of Chicago Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago/Miles Square Health Center