Community Physician's Network
CPN is an academic community partnership between Morehouse School of Medicine and affiliated physicians in the community whose practice include at least 30% minority patients. Membership is open to physicians of all specialties.
Goal: Bi-Directional practice based solutions to eliminating healthcare disparities
-Disease-specific registries for quality improvement in hypertension and diabetes
-Deliver Targeted Educational Workshops and Expert Roundtables
-Facilitate Adoption and Implementation of Personal Health Records.
-Encourage small and medium size practices in adoption of Electronic Medical Record ( EMR)
-Assist physicians qualify for the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program (DPRP).
-Clinical Trials Training and Certification of physicians
-Participate in Research Workshops organized by Community Engagement and Research Program(CERP). The Community Engagement and Research Program is a component of the Atlanta Clinical Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), a consortium of Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Georgia Tech.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
-How do I join? Click Here for CPN Registration
-Visit Morehouse School of Medicine website at www.msm.edu
*click on Quick links - Community Physicians Network
*click on Practice Demographics
-Call: Carla Porter - (404) 756-8452
-Complete Business Associate Agreement with Morehouse School of Medicine
-Participate in Quality Improvement (QI) Initiatives
-Participate in Continuing Medical Education Activities
-Participate in MSM sponsored clinical research
Benefits of Membership:
-Membership benefit of Georgia State Medical Association (GSMA) and Atlanta Medical Association (AMA)
-Membership benefit of the MSM National Alumni Network
-Continued Medical Education (CME)
-Training and participation in clinical trials
-Patient centered health and wellness initiatives
-Support Adoption of Electronic Health Records
-Quality reporting for improved reimbursement
MSM Faculty and Staff:
-Elizabeth Ofili, M.D., M.P.H.; Director and PI
-Priscilla Igho-Pemu, M.D., MS; PI Hypertension Registry
-Ader Quarshie, MBBS, MS; Director, Biomedical Informatics
-Robert Mayberry, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Associate Director, Clinical Research and Community Engagement
-Priscilla Johnson, MSN; Assistant Director, Clinical and Administrative Affairs
-Folake Ojutalayo, MBBS; Research Coordinator
-Debra Teague, Program Manger
-Carla Porter, Office Asst. II
-Paul Douglass, M.D.; FACC; (Co-Chair)
-M. J. Collier, Jr., M.D., FAAFP; (Co-Chair)
-W. Steen James, M.D., FAA; (Co-Chair)
-Reverend Darrell Elligan (President, Concerned Black Clergy)
-Titus Duncan, M.D.
-Janelle Foote, M.D.
-Winston H. Gandy, Jr. M.D.
-Warren Hutchingson, M..D
-Lonnie Jenkins, M.D.
-Arlene Lewis, M.D.
-Kenneth Barnwell, M.D.
-150 CPN practices and over 300,000 patient visits in metro Atlanta, Macon and Columbus participate in cardiovascular and diabetes quality improvement
-Over 3000 patients in CPN Hypertension Registry for Quality Improvement
-CPN doctors are certified in diabetes care
-22 CPN practices with EMR or actively considering EMR and data repository
-100 patients from CPN practices received tools for self care/prevention through the Hearts of Humanity Program
-110 CPN physicians and clinical coordinators trained in GCP clinical trials Awards
-Medtronic Foundation; National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities; Proclamation State of GA for Georgia Diabetes and Obesity Initiative; Exemplary Leadership Award (CHT)