Carolyn Gaughan, executive vice president of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, represents the state associations of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
As executive vice president of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, Carolyn supervises the day-to-day operations of the organization, which has more than 1,670 members.
Carolyn Gaughan is also the glue behind the Kansas Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative or PCMH.
PCMH is a new model for health care aimed at improving patients’ health and lowering their costs. The idea is to reward doctors for patients’ outcomes, rather than for every procedure they perform.
The model has been gaining traction in the U.S. since the mid-2000s. It was implemented at eight practices across Kansas in mid-2011 in a three-year pilot project.
She also represents KAFP to other organizations within the medical, public, and private sectors, including the Tobacco Free Kansas and Tobacco Free Wichita coalitions, Wichita Council on Graduate Medical Education, Immunize Kansas Coalition, HealthICT, and the Council on the Future of Public Health in Kansas.
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