The Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN) was a region-wide collaboration led by the Indiana University School of Medicine with partners in Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan. With funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the goal of the program was to guide 15,000+ clinicians through the patient-centered practice transformation process to improve practice approach and better align their practices for value-based reimbursement system reform.
UPHCS worked with the Altarum Institute, the Michigan and Ohio program lead, to serve the Upper Peninsula. Program services included:
· Process and workflow improvement
· Workforce development that met the continuing medical education requirements of participating providers
· Electronic health record maximization and support
· Assistance with the tracking, accessing, and understanding of timely and accurate clinical data
Beginning in 2016, UPHCS served over 170 providers in over 18 specialty and primary care clinics as a part of the GLPTN.