The fall conference was the first chance for our councils and committees to begin work on the many hands-on, practice-support ideas that came out of this summer’s TMA of the Future meeting. I’d specifically like to thank Carl Trusler, MD, and the Council on Practice Management Services; Frank Villamaria, MD, and the Council on Health Care Quality; and a new task force headed by Trustee Dan McCoy, MD, for diving headlong into:
- An easy-to-use patient satisfaction tool kit,
- A multistakeholder coalition to agree on a uniform set of meaningful clinical quality metrics and data processes across all payers in Texas, and
- A management services organization to support physicians regardless of the practice setting or business strategy they are considering.