The seven-part syllabus for SETMA’s Senior Medical Student Externship is outlined below. The syllabus contains only a small portion of SETMA’s electronic medical record tools, presentations, awards, articles and history. All of SETMA’s work is detailed at www.setma.com. We refer to ourselves as the “healthcare exhibitionists,” if we have done it, it is on our website. Our work includes our association with the Diabetes Center of Excellence, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the American Board of Family Practice, the Johnson and Johnson Company, IBM, HIMSS and numerous other organizations.
Ten years ago, SETMA was asked to define our ultimate goal. With humility and recognition of our limitations in this regard, we cautiously said, “Our goal is to help change how healthcare is delivered in America.” Through our transformative use of electronic medical records, morphed into electronic patient management, hopefully we have made a small but important contribution to that process.
Nothing could be more satisfying in SETMA’s history and advancement than the opportunity to be entrusted with introducing senior medical students and soon residents in internal medicine and family medicine to the practical applications of best practices, evidence-based medicine, informatics and analytics. We are three days before the arrival of the first student to our externship and we could not be more delighted.
This syllabus will evolve and our understanding of how we can improve students’ experience at SETMA will grow; but, our commitment to excellence in healthcare and our belief in our responsibility to contribute to the training of the next generation of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians and other healthcare colleagues will remain constant.
The course objectives for SETMA’s Senior Medical Student Externship are to identify, describe and define:
- The critical role of primary care in healthcare Transformation.
- Why the future of healthcare is dependent upon primary care.
- Why the only segment of medicine which can effect sustainable change is primary care.
- Why the best and the brightest will find the greatest fulfillment in primary care.
This syllabus includes the following sections and content:
Section I - This History and Philosophy of SETMA
Part 1. SETMA’s Mission Statement
Part 2. This Introduction to the Syllabus
Part 3. SETMA’s Accreditations and Recognitions
Part 4. SETMA’s History
Part 5. SETMA’s Model of Care
Part 6. SETMA’s Most Recent Innovation - The Automated Team
SECTION II - Electronic Medical Records (EMR) to Electronic Patient Management
Part 1. More Than a Transcription Service m - Published by SETMA in 1999
Part 2. Systems Thinking in the design of EMR Tools
Part 3. Electronic Patient Management
Part 4. Chronic Problem List Reconciliation
SECTION III - Population Management
Part 1. Fulfilling IHI’s Triple Aim
Part 2. Importance of Data Analytics
Part 3. Transitions of Care
Part 4. Transition of Care PCPI Audit
Part 5. Transitions of Care Management Coding
SECTION IV - Disease Management Tools
Part 1. Diabetes
Part 2. Lipids
Part 3. Hypertension
Part 4. Cardiometabolic Risk
Part 5. Adult Weight Management
SECTION V - Preventive Management Tools
Part 1. LESS Initiative (Published by AHRQ on their Innovation Exchange)
Part 2. Exercise Prescription
Part 3. Diabetes Prevention
Part 4. Hypertension Prevention
SECTION VI - Risk Stratification
Part 1. Framingham Risk Scores and the “What If Scenario”
Part 2. HCC Risk Scores
SECTION VII - Unique Functions
Part 1. Electronic Tickler File
Part 2. Future Lab Orders
Part 3. Reportable Infectious Diseases
Part 4. Hydration Assessment