Improving Access to Quality Medical Care

The practice and delivery of healthcare is changing, with an emphasis on improving quality, safety, efficiency, and access to care. Telemedicine can help you achieve these goals! The University of Arizona Center for Rural Health and the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center invite you to a free webinar on the implementation and practice of telemedicine.

Bruce Bethancourt, MD, FACP, hosts "Better Transition of Care Through Technology"

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize that Social Determinants of Health are as equally important as medical conditions in hospital readmissions.
  2. Discover that improved workflow is as impactful as predictive analytic tools in managing transitions of care.
  3. Understand the significance of both high tech and high touch in transition care.

Bruce Bethancourt, MD, FACP, is the Chief Medical Officer Dignity Health Medical Group. The CMO is responsible for the strategic leadership of medical operations; quality of care and service management; financial oversight; and promoting physician leadership and accountability, as well as a positive physician culture.
Dr. Bethancourt served as St. Vincent Medical Group as the key executive leader and champion for clinical effectiveness, quality and patient safety (2012 - 2014). Additionally, he played a key strategic role as part of the leadership team to provide medical leadership and accountability in clinical outcomes and performance, patient satisfaction, administrative/fiscal operations and strategic planning. Successes at SVHMG include development of the Transitions of Care Clinic, Remote Care Monitoring, Physician Leadership Cohort, Annual Primary Care Symposium and the SVH Clinical Excellence Committee.
Dr. Bethancourt served in progressive roles as medical director, regional medical director and founding chief medical officer of Banner Medical Group, a multispeciality physician group of over 650 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants (2007 - 2012). As chief medical officer, he had key responsibility for the development, implementation, measurement and improvement of all quality initiatives of Banner Medical Group.

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