Using New Communications Technologies to Overcome Health Disparities
“Using New Communications Technologies to Overcome Health Disparities”
This webinar training will help health center professionals learn about the issues that new communication technology addresses, its targets and tools, the use of electronic media by minorities, and PCHP approach and objectives.
During this Webinar, participants will learn familiarity with:
- Issues contributing to health disparities
- Issues new communication technology addresses
- New Communication Technology: Targets and Tools
- PCHP target areas
- PCHP approach
- Vital data technology
Presenter: Barry S. Lachman, MD, MPH has over 35 years experience in providing care, program development and administration and advocacy for underserved populations. He is presently Medical Director of Parkland Community Health Plan (PCHP) in Dallas, TX. PCHP has about 120,000 Medicaid and CHIP members. In 1968 he was the originator for the idea for the National Health Service Corps. His early experience working with community groups and adolescents has proved an asset in his ability to develop and manage innovative methods of providing care to underserved and low income populations. He practiced pediatrics in a variety of settings for over 20 years. His administrative experience includes administration of inner city health delivery programs in both academic and Federally Qualified Health Centers, managed care administration and development for both commercial and Medicaid populations, and delinquency and school based health care programs for adolescents. In 1992 he was honored as Clinician of the Year by the Mid Atlantic Primary Care Association. He spent seven years as in full time academic medicine teaching primary care, nine years as provider and Medical Director in an FQHC, eight years as a consultant with a wide range clients. He has been Medical Director of four Medicaid Managed Care programs in different states. His consulting clients have included providers, insurers, voluntary organizations and government agencies. His interests include asthma, children with special care needs, immunization, the Medical Home, obesity, adolescent health care, community health, health care administration, quality improvement, disease management and managed care. He is active in the Texas Asthma Coalition He is a member of the Texas Immunization Stakeholders Advisory Group and the Department of State Health Services Medical Home Workgroup and the Texas Medicaid Quality Based Payment Committee. A graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and Temple University School of Medicine, he also has a MPH degree from the University of Washington and is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine. He presently holds a faculty appointment at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and in the past has held faculty appointments at the University of Washington, Medical College of Wisconsin, Johns Hopkins and University of Kentucky.