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Clinical Practice Committee

The Clinical Practice arm of SGIM is comprised of the Clinical Practice Committee and various other task forces and work groups that help develop new material geared toward clinical practice goals in the field of general internal medicine.  

The Clinical Practice Committee helps SGIM lead and support practice innovation, redesign and transformation in health care in order to foster joy in practice and advance the practice of general internal medicine.

High Value Care Coordination Project (HVCC)

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and Council of Subspecialty Societies (CSS) including SGIM recently announced and published online its HVCC Project Toolkit. ACP's High Value Care (HVC) initiative is a comprehensive program that connects two important priorities; helping physicians provide the best possible care to their patients and reducing unnecessary costs. SGIM was represented by Laura Sessums, Eric Bass, Jim Richter, Manisha Bhide, Aziz Ansari, Larissa Nekhlyudov and Richard Gitomer in a multidisciplinary effort to develop consensus guidelines with tools to facilitate more effective, patient-centered care coordination between primary care and subspecialty/specialty practices. SGIM was central to the deliberations because generalists initiate a large proportion of referrals and as specialists in internal medicine also receive referrals and consultations. 

Primary care practices and specialty partners in their clinical communities may adopt these tools or modify them to meet local needs and practice patterns. They can be used in a paper text form or incorporated into a shared or interoperable electronic medical record. More information about the HVCC and pertinent data sets can be found below:

​HVCC Project Pertinent Datasets​

Additional Clinical Practice Resources

Awards - Summarizes SGIM's awards that deal with clinical practice including the annual clinical practice innovation award.

Updates in General Internal Medicine Provides a case based approach to the latest key general internal medicine references presented at the SGIM annual meeting.

HIV/ AIDS  - Routine HIV testing summarizes CDC recommendations and provides key points about HIV testing
Age & Prevalence 
Screening & Consent
Screening & Counseling 
Care Referral 

Patient-Centered Medical Home - Summarizes SGIM activities to develop and disseminate key research and medical education recommendations around the PCMH.
Research Conference 2013
Work Group Summaries 2013  

POCUS Resources - Provides training dates and locations for Point of Care Ultrsound training across the US.

 For more information about the Clinical Practice Committee please contact  Erika Baker, Staff Liaison, at

Stacie R. Schmidt, MD
Chair, Clinical Practice Committee
Emory University
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Reena Gupta, MD

Co-chair, Clinical Practice Committee
University of California, San Francisco
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Nancy LaVine, MD
Co-Chair, Clinical Practice Committe
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Patrick G. O'Connor, MD, MPH
Council Liasion, Clinical Practice Committee
Yale University School of Medicine
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Clinical Practice Subcommittee

Interested in joining the Clinical Practice Committee? 
Visit the SGIM Volunteer Center for a list of available committee volunteer opportunities.