NCMS Director of Development Pam Highsmith
NCMS Director of Development
Pam Highsmith

In keeping with the holiday theme of the Burke County Medical Society’s recent meeting, North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Director of Development Pam Highsmith spoke to the group about the NCMS Foundation’s ‘Festive Five.’
Highsmith focused on five key NCMS Foundation programs during her presentation –

  1. The Toward Accountable Care Consortium and Initiative, which offers resources and support for Accountable Care Organizations and those practices looking to make the move to a value-based, model of care.
  2. The Community Practitioner Program, which helps place health care providers in underserved areas of the state.
  3. NCMS Practice Consulting Services, which offers practices help with EHRs and Meaningful Use, achieving Patient Center Medical Home status, quality reporting and financial and practice management analysis and consultation.
  4. The Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership, which offers three tracks of leadership development courses.
  5. The ‘festive morsels,’ which don’t quite rise to the level of a key program, but are important nonetheless. For instance, our Merging Medicine and Management (M3) Conference, Sept. 15-18 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro or our Doctors’ Day celebration of doctors in February and March culminating with the naming of the NC Doctor of the Year as well as our annual calendar photo contest and our ever-growing Marketplace of partner organizations to help our members.

All five programs Highsmith described at the meeting have the same ‘festive’ elements.
Foundation funded
Elevate the profession of medicine
Support NCMS members in their pursuit of patient-centered care
Transformation – our programs/services assist members during this era of transformation from fee-for-service to value-based care.
Engage – invite you to engage with the NCMS and Foundation.
Visit the NCMS Foundation webpage to learn more about the ‘Festive Five’ this holiday season.