May 23, 2017 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Denise Kolba, RN, MS, CNS

SDSMA Center for Physician Resources logo, Provider Perspectives on Patient-Centered Care a partnership webinar series

Overview and Purpose:

Key patient-centered care topics will be presented in 15-20 minute webinar segments highlighting provider and clinician perspectives while introducing corresponding resources and tools during the Provider Perspectives on Patient-Centered Care webinar series.

“Unexpected Expertise” is the sixth webinar in the series. Efficient health care teams are comprised of individual members who understand  their role and  feel valued for their contributions.   Delegating tasks appropriately saves time and reinforces a patient-centered focus.

Featured Presenter:

Jim Vachal, RPh
Chief Administrative Officer, Brown Clinic

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from North Dakota State University,  Mr. Vachal spent the next 24 years owning and operating retail pharmacies in Montana and North Dakota.  In 1996 he was named Assistant Administration and General Manager of Medical Arts Clinic Outpatient Services in Minot, ND.  Working with the physician-owned Medical Arts Clinic, he was challenged with developing retail, infusion pharmacy services, DME services, Home Health & Respiratory Services and Clinical Drug Trials.  Acting as the physician liasion to clinic administration, he assisted with developing quality initiatives and special clinic projects.

He has been the Chief Administrative Officer at Brown Clinic for the past 17 years and has overseen the implementation of an EMR system  and upgrade to meet the requirements of PQRS and meaningful use reporting.  Brown Clinic implemented the care team concept, doubled the number of support staff, became the first NCQA Level 3 2014 Standards PCMH-certified clinic in the region and participated in the startup of the first Accountable Care Organization in eastern South Dakota.  Brown Clinic’s data gathering and sharing capabilities are state-of-the-art and the quality initiatives drive the reputation for innovative care.


Target Audience:

All healthcare professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

1. Determine appropriate delegation opportunities
2. Review health care team roles



Linda Penistan,  RNC  OTR/L
Program Manager, Great Plains Quality Innovation Network
Phone: 605.336.3505

Brought to you in partnership with the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care, a member of the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network serving as the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization for Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota; and the South Dakota Department of Health. For more information about SDFMC, visit www.sdfmc.org. All presentation times are Central time. SDSMA Center for Physician Resources webinars are free of charge for SDSMA and SDMGMA members.