The grant will assist with funding of the Toward Accountable Care (TAC) Consortium and Initiative, which was launched in August. TAC, comprised of the NCMS and 26 other North Carolina medical societies and organizations, is committed to helping the medical community face the challenges of a changing healthcare environment. The goals include improving the health of and the healthcare experience for patients through better care coordination, enhanced patient engagement, quality measurement, and cost containment.
The initiative aims to provide the medical community with the knowledge and tools needed to understand, participate in, navigate, lead and succeed in a value-driven healthcare system.
The generous grant from The Physicians Foundation will fund major projects including, educational webinars and “white papers” developed by Smith Anderson with the advice of North Carolina physician leaders, to help physicians better understand value-driven, accountable care models.
About The Physicians Foundation
The Physicians Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to advance the work of practicing physicians and help facilitate the delivery of healthcare to all patients. It pursues its mission through a variety of activities including grantmaking, research, white papers and policy studies. Since 2005, The Foundation has awarded numerous multi-year grants totaling more than $28 million. In addition, The Foundation focuses on the following core areas: physician leadership, physician practice trends, physician shortage issues, and the impact of healthcare reform on physicians and patients. As the healthcare system in America continues to evolve, The Physicians Foundation is steadfast in its determination to strengthen the physician-patient relationship and assist physicians in sustaining their medical practices in a difficult practice environment. For more information, visit http://www.physiciansfoundation.org/.