The Georgia Academy supported this day-long event and was a Gold Sponsor of this initiative.
Several emerging trends in health care and health care delivery that may have an impact on primary care workforce training initiatives were discussed. These included:
- Impact of Hospital System(s) merging on training of primary care providers
- Impact of adoption of Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) model on primary care workforce needs
- Impact of emergence of hospitalists as a specialty area on primary care practice environment and workforce
- Impact of the closure and /or fragility of rural health facilities on the primary care workforce and rural populations
The Georgia Academy serves on the Steering Committee for the Primary Care Summit and will continue to work on these issue throughout the year, as well as, support legislative initiatives next winter.