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Clinical Practice Committee

The Clinical Practice Committee consists of national GIM experts in clinical practice whose mission is to improve practice innovation and transformation in health care to foster joy in practice and advance the practice of general internal medicine. In particular, CPC Members believe that as General Internists, our members are pivotal to exploring of how experiences of the past, and demands of the present, should inform the future of general internal medicine clinical practice and finance in inpatient and primary care settings.

The CPC’s work supports innovation, knowledge, and scholarship while promoting and advocating for sustainable and satisfying careers for SGIM members. The CPC has 3 subcommittees: Quality and Patient Safety, Practice Redesign, and Evidence-Based Medicine. The CPC works to identify and disseminate best evidence, models, and methods for practice redesign, quality and patient safety, to enhance joy in practice in both inpatient and primary care settings, and to improve the value and experience of care for both patients and providers.

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​

Nancy LaVine, MD
Chair, Clinical Practice Committe
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Jennifer Schmidt, MD

Co-Chair, Clinical Practice Committee
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
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Byron Crowe, MD
Co-Chair, Clinical Practice Committe
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc
Council Liasion, Clinical Practice Committee
University of Colorado School of Medicine
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Interested in joining the Clinical Practice Committee? 
Visit the SGIM Volunteer Center for a list of available committee volunteer opportunities.