Using Large Database Linkages to Advance Best Practices in Primary Care Settings

Topic Overview

A transformation of the United States' largest platform for health care delivery, Primary Care Practices, is underway, attempting to broaden its focus on individual patients to panel and population health management in order to achieve the nation’s Triple Aim. This radical shift presents considerable challenges for the providers, practices, payors, and planners, and requires both innovation and growth of a supporting infrastructure. In this event, we will hear from a Leader and Innovator from New Zealand about his efforts to advance best practices in primary care for its general practitioners by linking practice and population data with guidelines and direct education. Dr. Murray Tilyard, MD FRNZCGP, will discuss these efforts in Primary Care practice transformation to achieve population health and how they align with and can inform opportunities for transformation here in the United States.


Professor Murray Tilyard, FRNZCGP, BSc, MB ChB, MD

Murray Tilyard is a professor of general practice and past department chair of the Department of General Practice at the Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago and executive director of South Link Health, a not for profit incorporated society whose coverage area is South Island wide. His research interests are in general practice, health services utilization, medical informatics, and chronic disease management.  He has published 115 papers in refereed journals. 

PresentationThe New Zealand Triple Aim(58 page PDF)