Grants to Advance the Work of Practicing Physicians

 

The Physicians Foundation is pleased to offer grant opportunities to qualified organizations seeking to advance the work of practicing physicians and improve the delivery and quality of patient care. The initiatives supported through our grants have successfully assisted physicians across a wide range of practice settings in addressing clinical and operational challenges.

 

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The Vermont Medical Society Education and Research Foundation today released Safe and Effective Treatment of Chronic Pain in Vermont, a white paper detailng the many challenges healthcare providers face in providing safe and effective treatment to persons with chornic pain, and the role those challenges play in prescription drug abuse. It was developed with funding from The Physicians Foundation.  ...

Medical Necessity: A Study on the Correlation of Insurer Denials and Medical Malpractice Lawsuits The purpose of the grant is to hire a researcher to develop the research methodology necessary to ensure an objective study on the correlation of insurer denials for lack of medical necessity and medical malpractice lawsuits. The demonstration grant should result in the following outcomes: documentation...

Initiative to build the capacity of the organization to address the needs of the physician community Vermont Medical Society Foundation (VMSF) seeks to create an infrastructure to support a Physicians Resource Center for Vermont physicians. The first stage is to develop sustainable strategic and long-term business plans. A second componenet of building the infrastructure is to convene physician leaders for...

Project to develop physician, employer and insurer partnerships which collectively work to evolve health services through the study of healthcare cost variation in relation to appropriate use criteria and cost-sensitive best practice care Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is creating the Center for Medical Practice Research. Phase one of the project, Discovery, established the infrastructure and developed the value statements that...

January 1, 2010

Post grant award to improve web presence of the original grant This post grant award is to improve the web presence of the original grant. The original project allowed busy physicians to participate in a quality improvement initiative that better suited the realities of practice. Teaching methods included simple web enrollment, hour‐long conference calls every two to three weeks...

January 1, 2006

Initiative to establish a practice-based research network in North Dakota Executive Summary: Northstar has recruited 34 primary care practitioners from around the state to participate in the network. The grantee hired a Network Coordinator, developing a brand and creating a website. As part of developing its infrastructure, Northstar staff visited the Oklahoma Physicians Resource / Research Network and observed the operations. Northstar...

An Intra-State Mechanism to improve Quality & Safety in Specialty Surgery Executive Summary: University of Louisville Research Foundation’s project focused on reducing preventable mortality and morbidity in surgical care by using proven methods based on benchmark data obtained using its national pilot project funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Project leaders visited participating hospitals and...

Initiative to develop a multi-faceted program to help reduce the volume of unnecessary controlled drug prescriptions among patients in Tennessee. Executive Summary: TFQPH developed a CME course and technology pilot to reduce the volume of prescription drugs, specifically schedule II narcotics. TFQPH developed a program to track prescription drugs utilizing real-time technology and piloted it in Monroe County. Partnering with...

Initiative to address the management of African American patients with diabetes cared for by physicians in two areas of South Carolina where racial disparities in the incidence of the disease are most pronounced. Executive Summary: SCMAF sought to enhance the capacity of physician practices to care for African-American diabetic patients by developing physician directed case management services. SCMAF partnered with...

A research project to identify and study the impact of training for primary care physicians on skills of mindfulness and narrative reflection, and to measure the impact of such changes in order to address the increasing levels of stress, demoralization Executive Summary: The purpose of this project was to determine whether an intensive educational program in mindfulness, communication and self-awareness...

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