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PEDD Webinar Series: Identifying Quality Resources and Improving Practice Quality

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Title: Identifying Quality Resources and Improving Practice Quality

Date: Sept. 25, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

Presenters: Carl Tyler, Charm Thometz

Carl V. Tyler, Jr. MD, MS, CAQ-Geriatrics is Associate Professor in Family Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He is Coordinator Geriatric Education and Research at the Fairview Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Residency in Cleveland, Ohio. For over 20 years, his main clinical and research focus has been to improve the health and primary care of adults and elders with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD).

Dr. Tyler has published research and clinical review articles related to the primary care of adults with IDD in the Journal of Family Practice, Clinical Geriatrics, Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, and Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice. He also coauthored a clinical pocket manual particularly useful for primary care physicians entitled Intellectual Disabilities at Your Fingertips: A Health Care Resource. His present research utilizes electronic health record data and practice-based research methods to improve health care in this population.

Charm Thometz is a Mother of three including a 37 year-old severely disabled son who requires total care and resides at home. Valuing the contributions Scott brings to our family’s dynamics has led me down a path of being a disability advocate helping Developmentally Disabled individuals and their families access support and services to remain safe, healthy and supported in the community. I have served the disabled community as an advocate and volunteer over 34 years in several positions some of which includes the following:

  • Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Board Member and Task Force Chair for the Community Living Service Coordination Task Force
  • Hillsborough County Parent Liaison
  • Chair of the Family Care Council - SunCoast Region
  • District representative for Family Care State Wide Council
  • Board member of the Interagency Quality Council
  • Advisory member of the University Center for Excellence at USF

Learning Objectives:

Improving Practice Quality

  • From the patient’s point of view, describe the experience of an office visit.
  • From the point of view of the family of an adult with ID/DD, describe the experience of an office visit.
  • From the point of view of clinical and non-clinical office staff, describe the experience of providing service to a patient with ID/DD.
  • Become familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for providing ambulatory medical care to persons with ID/DD.
  • Appreciate the complexity of systematically identifying persons with ID/DD in the practice setting.

Identifying Quality Resources

  • Identify point-of-care resources for physicians that are founded upon evidence based literature and/or expert opinion.
  • Identify resources for developmental disability-specific information and support that are readily available and accessible to the lay-person.

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