Free Webinar Series Concludes With Final Segment

Implement Team-Based Care to Support Patient Self-Management

July 17, 2013 01:40 pm News Staff

A free TransforMED webinar series( that began in May and explores the topic of patient self-management soon will conclude with its third offering.


Register now( to learn how to assemble and fine-tune a clinical team that can effectively support strategies to enhance patient self-management in a busy family medicine practice.

The webinar, which is titled "A Team Model for Integrating Self-Management Support Into Patient Visits," is scheduled for July 24 from 2-3 p.m. EDT. All webinars in the series are free to AAFP members and available through TransforMED's Delta-Exchange network(

Webinar co-hosts Larry Mauksch, M.Ed., of Seattle, and Bertha Safford, M.D., of Ferndale, Wash., will train participants in the use of tools that, when used by primary care teams, can help engage patients in their health care.

The presenters will discuss patient self-management strategies, such as setting goals and developing action plans, and will show how use of an electronic health record system can support the work of the clinical team in activating patients.

Mauksch, a senior lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, has trained medical students, residents, mental health professionals, physicians and nurses in interviewing skills and team development for 26 years. He is a communications expert whose research has centered on improving patient satisfaction, health outcomes and practice efficiencies.

Safford is a practicing family physician and the medical director of quality performance at the Ferndale Family Medical Center. She also serves on the clinical faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

The first two segments of the webinar series explore motivational interviewing and health coaching and are available "on demand"( after completing a short registration form. Part three of the series will be archived upon completion of the live event.

Development of the patient self-management webinar series was supported in part by an educational grant from the AAFP Foundation.

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