August 2020 Edition

Mark your calendars on Sept. 17 and 18 for AMGA's 2020 Innovation, Quality & Leadership Conference (IQL20)! From 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET, this virtual event will feature a series of conversations exploring the adaptions medical group and health systems have made to survive and thrive in a post-pandemic world.

This year's theme, “Transformation and Innovation Post COVID-19,” will address how healthcare organizations have accelerated their digital health, telehealth, and virtual care capabilities overnight, forcing them to disrupt their practices and use the opportunity created by this crisis to forge a new path forward. Tune in for five keynote presentations across this two-day virtual event.

In addition, a peer-to-peer breakout session will be featured each Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00 p.m. ET from Sept. 22 to Oct. 29. Check back for more details as the breakout session calendar develops.

Questions? Email us at together2goal@amga.org .

Plank Mentor of the Month: Brian Jameson, D.O.

Campaign Plank: Contact Patients Not at Goal & with Therapy Change within 30 Days

Dr. Jameson is a board-certified and fellowship-trained endocrinologist. His clinical interests include diabetes; thyroid, pituitary and adrenal disorders; and metabolic bone diseases. Contact Dr. Jameson today!

Upcoming Dates
Aug. 14: Deadline for early bird registration for AMGA’s 2020 IQL Virtual Conference (Register)


Aug. 20: Monthly campaign webinar on the T2G Diabetes Bundle Best Practices Collaborative Results (Register )


Sept 1: Reporting deadline for 2020 Q2 data (Learn More)


Sept. 17: Monthly campaign webinar on Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Community Partnerships and Health Equity Strategies (Register )


Sept. 17 & 18 : AMGA’s 2020 IQL Virtual Conference (Learn More)
Campaign Spotlight

While there are many different treatment options for patients with obesity, a universally accepted care model does not exist. AMGA Foundation aimed to change this through its Obesity Care Model Collaborative (OCMC), a three-year initiative that provided a framework for expanded work on this disease. Through this Collaborative, 10 of the nation's top performing medical groups and health systems came together to share strategies for treating obesity. Participant c ase studies capture interventions used by each group to improve care for patients with obesity, such as establishing obesity clinics, employing nurse navigators, enhancing IT solutions, and leveraging patient champions. Read through the case studies for more details on lessons learned from this program.

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Resource of the Month

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States, and atherosclerotic disease, including coronary and peripheral artery disease (CAD/PAD), costs the U.S. billions of dollars annually. Last month, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., presented a webinar that provided an overview of CAD/PAD, reviewed current guidelines for management, and discussed the use of targeted risk assessment tools to identify high-risk patients. Keep an eye out for the webinar recording to learn more about what opportunities exist for improvement in care for CAD/PAD patients and strategies to better identify high-risk CAD/PAD patients.

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As you continue to respond to COVID-19, AMGA continues to collect tools and resources from the front lines, including our newest pulse surveys! Designed to capture valuable information to share with peers across the country, these single-topic surveys are published weekly. With results from nine pulse surveys already available and updated statistics shared frequently, it’s worth checking back often! Click the button below to learn more.
Covid-19 Resources

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