TransforMED Collaborates with Group Practice Forum to Present Asthma Management Webinar

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Allergen identification and avoidance, coupled with patient-centric system processes, may improve early diagnosis and management of asthma.

The patient-centered medical home can meet patient expectations for care that is accessible, safe, reliable and efficient.

TransforMED, a national leader in patient-centered medical home transformation, and Group Practice Forum (GPF), an independent network of physician group experts and education professionals, today announced a collaboration to deliver patient-centric clinical education on asthma to primary care medical practices.

TransforMED and GPF will offer a webinar on June 17 entitled, "The Patient Journey: Implementing Excellence in Asthma Care." The 90-minute live interactive webinar will be hosted on TransforMED's professional online learning community for primary care, Delta-Exchange. The series is free of charge; however, advance registration is required.

The webinar will be led by Len Fromer, MD, FAAFP, and Christopher Webber, MD. Fromer is an assistant clinical professor of family medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine and serves as executive medical director of GPF. Webber is the chief of the U.S. Air Force Academy Allergy and Asthma Clinic, and a member of the USAFA Asthma Health Initiative Task Force.

The program is designed to provide primary care physicians with simple solutions that can be incorporated into their practices immediately to improve asthma patient care.

"In today's changing health care environment, it is imperative that primary care doctors be armed with strategies to optimize patient outcomes," Fromer said. "Group Practice Forum's collaboration with the experts at TransforMED will provide many opportunities to share patient-centric clinical education with clinicians who are practicing in the medical home model."

Participants will learn practical ways to improve patient care by creating motivated, engaged and informed patients. Attendees will explore concepts that can improve patient activation, the quality of the patient-physician relationship, and create a practice culture that supports improvement in asthma management.

The date and time for the webinar, "The Patient Journey: Implementing Excellence in Asthma Care,” is as follows:

June 17, 2013
2 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
The webinar is free of charge; however, space is limited and preregistration is required.

“TransforMED is pleased to continue its collaboration with GPF to supply practical knowledge to primary care practices in the context of the patient-centered medical home model of care,” said Bruce Bagley, MD, FAAFP, the interim president and CEO of TransforMED

“Comprehensive and coordinated care delivered in teams holds the promise that asthma patients receive appropriate care and be fully engaged in their individual care plan. The patient-centered medical home can meet patient expectations for care that is accessible, safe, reliable and efficient. At the same time, practices can achieve effective population health management that both improves the health of the community and realizes cost savings,” Bagley said.

This program was developed by Group Practice Forum with financial support from Thermo Fisher Scientific.

About TransforMED
The Leawood, Kan.-based TransforMED LLC is a nonprofit, wholly owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Established in 2005, TransforMED provides ongoing consultation and support to physicians looking to transform their practices to a new model of care that is based on the concept of a patient-centered medical home. TransforMED is an active member of primary care communities and recognizes and supports the unique value that primary care offers to patients and the health care system. TransforMED shares and supports the idealism and altruism of primary care physicians and the strong commitment to their communities and patients through continuing patient relationships and independent decision making. TransforMED offers practices both products and services, including consultation and advice on implementing the patient centered medical home model. To learn more about TransforMED, visit Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

About Group Practice Forum
Group Practice Forum (GPF) is an independent network whose mission is to improve the patient experience and patient outcomes, while maximizing efficiency in the group practice environment. By implementing team-based collaborative care initiatives with a number of partners and stakeholders across all facets of the healthcare industry, GPF strives to enhance clinical practice and improve outcomes through patient-centered care. To learn more about Group Practice Forum, visit

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