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Message From the President & Executive DirectorPhysicians and their practices face tremendous pressures and stress today as they struggleto deal with new and expensive technology, changes in reimbursements, and informationoverload.The PhysiciansFoundations are working hard to help practicing physicians,particularly those in solo and small practices, meet some of these difficult challengesso they can focus their time and incredible talents on patient care.When we first met with our medical society leaders some seven years ago, little didwe think that, in addition to resolving some of our grievances against the managed careindustry, we also would have the opportunity to truly improve physicians’ practices andrevive a faltering health care system. Our collective lawsuits against the nation’s largestfor-profit HMOs not only addressed many of the managed care companies’ businesspractices that so distressed our physicians and their organizations.The settlements ofthose lawsuits also gave us the unprecedented opportunity to make a real differencefor patients through the PhysiciansFoundations.The Foundations are served by dedicated and hardworking boards of directors andadvisory committee members, representing the nation’s physicians and their medicalsocieties.The considerable commitment of their time and expertise enabled us toinitiate a grantmaking program within just one year of the Foundations’ start. To date,we have provided more than $20 million in grants to help physicians turn a complexand confusing health care system into one that helps the nation’s doctors providebetter, safer, and higher quality medical care for all Americans.We welcome you to learn more about the PhysiciansFoundations and urge you toview our website for more information.And we look forward very much to partneringwith you on this important and exciting work.Sincerely,Louis J. Goodman, PhD, PresidentTimothy B. Norbeck, Executive Director


Excellence in Practice ProgramThe Foundations are committed to helping practicing physicians improve the care theydeliver to their patients.The Excellence In Practice program provides grants to nonprofitorganizations for innovative, practice-based projects that provide physician education oraddress quality of care or patient safety issues. In its first two years of grantmaking, theExcellence In Practice program awarded more than $20 million in multi-year projects. Inaddition, the Foundations provided $1.4 million to help rebuild the healthcare deliverysystem in the Gulf Coast region following hurricanes Katrina and Rita.About Physicians' FoundationsThe PhysiciansFoundations’ purpose is to advance the work ofpracticing physicians and to improve the quality of health care for allAmericans.The Foundations are unique in their commitment topatient safety, physician education, and quality improvement inphysician practice.There are two PhysiciansFoundations: the Excellence Foundation andthe Innovations Foundation. Initially, the Excellence Foundation willfocus on grantmaking activities, while the Innovations Foundation willaddress the Foundations’ commitment to quality health care throughphysicians' use of health information technology.Founded in 2003, the Foundations are fueled by funds derived fromsettlements in a class action lawsuit between physicians, state medicalsocieties, and major third party payors, including Aetna, Inc., andCIGNA. In addition to agreeing to change the way they do business,the settlements included significant contributions from Aetna, Inc.and CIGNA to fund the Excellence and Innovations Foundationsrespectively.The settlements were a huge victory for the nearly800,000 physicians named in the class action and the medicalsocieties that worked tirelessly on physicians’ behalf to seek justice.In their first two years, the Foundations pursued their missionthrough grantmaking and a program related investment.To learn more about the Foundations, please visit our website atwww.physiciansfoundations.orgHealth Information Technology InitiativesToday, there is great hope for the improved quality and reducedcosts to be gained through the use of health information technologyin delivering health care. Ideally, in the ambulatory setting, a physicianmight use it to track an individual patient's progress in managing achronic disease or to understand how his or her practice outcomescompare to accepted clinical guidelines.To help close the wideninggap in technology adoption, the PhysiciansFoundations set out insearch of technology that would ease the burden of adoption.Through the early work sponsored by the Innovations Foundation,the boards concluded that the marketplace has failed to providesolutions attractive to smaller practices.Technology, to be truly effective,must be well-designed, properly used and broadly embraced.Sensitive to the importance of the solo and small physician practicerole in ambulatory care, and cognizant of the barriers to adoption oftechnology by these practices, the Foundations have embarked on aprogram for change. In 2006 the Foundations made a $2.6 millionprogram–related investment to establish the Solo and Small Practice(SSP) program through a partnership with DocSite, LLC, a qualityimprovement company.The goal of this program is to ensureavailability of health information technology (HIT) that:• Is affordable, simple to implement and easy to use–requiring noIT expertise or expensive consulting to start and maintain• Supports physician work and saves physician time• Is patient centric–contributes positively to patient/physicianrelationships and incorporates clinical best practice guidelines• Supports successful pay for performance participation• Provides a HIT entry point and a path to add functionality at apace determined by practice readiness and interestThe Health Information Technology program will work to bringtogether major players in the fields of health information technology,quality improvement, and medical practice.The unique synergybetween the Foundations and leading physician organizationsenables a powerful dialogue for change.


Excellence In Practice Grants2005American Academy of Family PhysiciansFoundation Leawood, KansasAmerican Academy of PediatricsElk Grove Village, IllinoisAmerican College of PhysiciansWashington, DCAmerican Medical Association FoundationChicago, IllinoisPractice Enhancement Program $208,953Safer for Kids Program: Pediatric SafetyWeb Resources$303,041Center for Practice Innovation $996,000Cardio HIT $786,326Baylor Research InstituteDallas,TexasBloomington Hospital FoundationBloomington, IndianaBlue Hill Memorial HospitalBlue Hill, MaineEngaging Physicians to Improve PatientSafety in Ambulatory Primary CareAccelerating Adoption of Electronic HealthRecords:A Rural Community ApproachImproved Patient Care for Patients withChronic Conditions$123,384$294,212$219,172California Academy of Family Physicians FoundationSan Francisco, CaliforniaCalifornia Medical Association FoundationSacramento, CaliforniaConnecticut Center for Primary CareFarmington, ConnecticutDallas Academy of MedicineDallas,TexasFoundation of the American Association ofMedical Society ExecutivesMilwaukee,WisconsinHawaii Medical FoundationHonolulu, HawaiiNew Directions in Diabetes Care Initiative $500,000Extreme Makeover for the Solo and Small Group Practice $498,750“CareConcepts” Integrating Payor-Sponsored DiseaseManagement into Primary Care Practice$301,987PracticeNet Solutions $986,529Federation Initiative on Quality of Patient Care $209,500Bridging the Adoption Gap $900,000Institute of Medicine & Public Health of New JerseyLawrenceville, New JerseyKaleida Health Women and Children'sHospital of BuffaloBuffalo, New YorkElectronic Feedback for Physician Managementof Chronic CareImproving Patient Safety$878,651$629,482Medical Association of Georgia Institute forExcellence in MedicineAtlanta, GeorgiaMedical Care DevelopmentAugusta, MaineMedical Education & Scientific Foundationof New YorkLake Success, New YorkMedical Society of Virginia FoundationFairfax,VirginiaMiddlesex Professional Services FoundationMiddletown, ConnecticutE-Technology Academy $652,200Improving Clinical Office Practices and Outcomes $758,493Essentials of Pain Management $500,000Implementing the Electronic Medical Record inPhysician Offices$113,900Clinical Integration Project $1,000,000North Carolina Medical Society FoundationRaleigh, North CarolinaSustainable Practice Management &Development Project$1,000,000


Patient Safety InstitutePlano,TexasTexas Medical Association Special Funds FoundationAustin,TexasWashington State Medical Education &Research FoundationSeattle,WashingtonWest Virginia Medical FoundationCharleston,West Virginia2006Boston Medical CenterBoston, MassachusettsCenter for Medical SimulationCambridge, MassachusettsDana Farber Cancer InstituteBoston, MassachusettsEmory UniversityAtlanta, GeorgiaFund for Public Health in New YorkNew York, New YorkLouisiana State Medical Society Education& Research FoundationBaton Rouge, LouisianaMassachusetts Health Quality PartnersWatertown, MassachusettsNebraska Medical FoundationLincoln, NebraskaNew York Chapter of the American Collegeof PhysiciansAlbany, New YorkPhiladelphia Health Management CorporationPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaSouth Carolina Medical Association FoundationColumbia, South CarolinaTennessee Foundation for QualityPatient HealthcareNashville,TennesseeTexas Academy of Family Physicians FoundationAustin,TexasUniversity of Louisville Research FoundationLouisville, KentuckyUniversity of North DakotaGrand Forks, North DakotaReal-Time Clinical Information for PhysiciansEnsuring Patient Safety through HealthInformation TechnologyWashington State Support for Quality ProjectCenter for Electronic Health Best PracticesSolving the Adoption of Innovation Dilemmafor Solo and Small-Group PracticesTeaching Disclosure of Medical Errors in aHigh-Fidelity SimulationImproving Patient Safety in Ambulatory Care throughElectronic PrescribingChronic Care Unit for Arthritis - A Model of Care fora Public HospitalClinician's Toolbox and Self-ManagementTraining ProgramLouisiana Disasters: Health Care Lessons LearnedAn Integrated Program to Improve theClinical Quality and Experience of CareEnhancing Clinical Practices through the Adoption ofHealth Information TechnologyMindful Communication: Bringing Intention,Attention,and Reflection to Clinical PracticePhiladelphia e-QualityTargeting Racial Disparities in Treatment ofType II DiabetesCURB-IT: Controlling Utilization Ratesby Informing and TeachingImproving Diabetes Care through Implementationof Health Information TechnologyExportation of Applied Expertise:An Intra-State Mechanismto Improve Quality & Safety in Specialty SurgeryNORTHSTAR:A Rural Primary Network forQuality Improvement$985,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$186,500$396,025$249,572$195,959$453,168$499,997$254,000$499,733$499,604$462,302$377,506$500,000$445,936$305,608$305,608$370,453


Excellence FoundationLouis J. Goodman, PhD, PresidentTexas Medical AssociationAlan Plummer, MD,Vice PresidentMedical Association of GeorgiaWilliam Mahon,TreasurerSouth Carolina Medical SocietyLarry Braud, MD, SecretaryLouisiana State Medical SocietyRick AbramsMedical Society of the State of New YorkDon AlexanderTennessee Medical AssociationTroyen Brennan, MDAetnaMichael KornettMedical Society of New JerseySandra MorthamFlorida Medical AssociationRobert SeligsonNorth Carolina Medical SocietyInnovations FoundationLouis J. Goodman, PhD, PresidentTexas Medical AssociationWalker Ray, MD,Vice PresidentMedical Association of GeorgiaWilliam Mahon,TreasurerSouth Carolina Medical SocietyLarry Braud, MD, SecretaryLouisiana State Medical SocietyRick AbramsMedical Society of the State of New YorkSubhi Ali, MDTennessee Medical AssociationMichael KornettMedical Society of New JerseySandra MorthamFlorida Medical AssociationRobert SeligsonNorth Carolina Medical SocietyStaffTim Norbeck, Executive DirectorNileen Verbeten, Program Director,Health Information Technology InitiativesProgram Staff throughGrants Management AssociatesTracy Little, Program OfficerAmy Segal Shorey, Program OfficerAmber Coughlin, Program AssistantExcellence FoundationSignatory Medical SocietiesAlaska State Medical AssociationCalifornia Medical AssociationConnecticut State Medical SocietyDenton County Medical Society (Texas)El Paso County Medical Society (Colorado)Florida Medical AssociationHawaii Medical AssociationLouisiana State Medical SocietyMedical Association of GeorgiaMedical Society of New JerseyMedical Society of the State of New YorkNebraska Medical AssociationNew Hampshire Medical SocietyNorth Carolina Medical SocietyNorthern Virginia Medical SocietiesSouth Carolina Medical AssociationTennessee Medical AssociationTexas Medical AssociationWashington State Medical AssociationInnovations FoundationsSignatory Medical SocietiesAlaska State Medical AssociationCalifornia Medical AssociationConnecticut State Medical SocietyDenton County Medical Society (Texas)El Paso County Medical Society (Colorado)Florida Medical AssociationHawaii Medical AssociationLouisiana State Medical SocietyMedical Association of GeorgiaMedical Society of New JerseyMedical Society of the State of New YorkNebraska Medical AssociationNew Hampshire Medical SocietyNorth Carolina Medical SocietyNorthern Virginia Medical SocietiesSouth Carolina Medical AssociationTennessee Medical AssociationTexas Medical AssociationVermont Medical SocietyWashington State Medical AssociationPhysiciansFoundationsPhysiciansFoundation for Health Systems ExcellencePhysiciansFoundation for Health Systems Innovationsc/o Grants Management Associates77 Summer Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02110617-399-0417To learn more please visit our website,www.physiciansfoundations.org

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