The AAMC has collaborated with over 20 academic medical centers across the country to implement Project CORE: Coordinating Optimal Referral Experiences. Through EMR-based eConsults and enhanced referrals, with streamlined clinical workflows and aligned incentives between providers, the CORE model aims to improve quality and efficiency of care at the interface between primary care providers (PCPs) and specialists across the ambulatory setting, while enabling more timely access to specialty care. In just three years at five pilot AMCs, Project CORE delivered:
- 80% improvement in timely specialty access (within 14 days of the PCP request)
- 30% improvement in referrals by participating PCPs yielding a specialty visit
- $1.5 million average savings per AMC for their Medicare primary care population due to more efficient management between PCPs and specialists
This webinar will provide an overview of the model and its impact to date. For more information, visit www.aamc.org/projectcore and watch our video. Questions? Contact the Project CORE team, led by Scott Shipman, MD, MPH, Director of Clinical Innovations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott Shipman, MD, MPH
Dr. Shipman serves as the director of clinical innovations and primary care initiatives at the Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr. Shipman is the director and clinical lead for Project CORE at the AAMC. In addition, he coordinates primary care–oriented activities taking place across the AAMC and works with a wide range of primary care leaders to enhance and promote dissemination of effective innovations in teaching and delivering primary care. A general pediatrician and health services researcher by training, Dr. Shipman has studied the health care workforce extensively. He guides AAMC activities promoting the role of primary care in emerging high-value ambulatory care models.