Primary Care Progress, hosts a Clinical Innovation Network webinar with Dr. Erika Bliss of Qliance.
AUGUST 19, 2013 – We commonly hear concerns about high rates of burnout among primary care physicians–cumbersome bureaucracy, heavy workloads, and insufficient time for patient care may make it difficult for PCPs to find fulfillment in their work. However, innovative new approaches to financing and delivering care may enable PCPs to practice in an environment that is both satisfying for the provider and good for patients. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Erika Bliss, a Family Practice physician and CEO of Qliance, whose infectious enthusiasm for her job will make you wonder why we would go back to the old way of doing things. Qliance, a Direct Primary Care organization in the Seattle region, sidesteps the entire health insurance industry and instead asks patients to pay a monthly fee ($54-94, depending on age). In exchange for cutting out the bureaucracy and costs of insurance, patients are provided with unlimited 24/7 access to comprehensive primary care, including labs, x-ray, low cost drugs, chronic disease management, preventive services, and urgent care. Providers have plenty of time to see patients and manage their issues, and patients love it. If you don’t believe us, read their yelp reviews!
Direct Primary Care: A New Financing Model for a Quality Primary Care Experience
Monday, August 19th at 7:00 pm EST/4:00 pm PST
Dr. Erika Bliss is the President and CEO of Seattle-based Qliance, a leading healthcare organization that provides people with convenient, affordable access to highly skilled doctors, nurses and healthcare teams for primary, preventative, and urgent care services for a low monthly fee.
Dr. Bliss has served as a board member of the American Board of Family Medicine since 2009, and has also been a member of the board of the Washington Academy of Family Physicians. She has served on numerous national commissions and task forces on family medicine education and policy. Dr. Bliss is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in History from San Francisco State University and a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford. She completed her medical training at the Swedish Family Medicine Residency Program in Seattle in 2003. She worked at Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center in Seattle, where she served as a staff physician, Clinical Site Director, and Director of Clinical Quality. She helped found and develop all aspects of Qliance, and continues to see patients part-time.