Applications must be received electronically by Washington Rheumatology Alliance by noon PST on February 24th, 2017. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered only if space is available. Applicants will be notified in writing of decisions by March 1st, 2017. If you have any questions, contact




Please answer the questions below in three to five sentences:

WRA Membership

As a requirement of participation, all practices must have current WRA members among their practicing rheumatologists.


Technology Assessment. As decision support tools and outcomes measures become increasingly important in chronic disease management, there is a significant need in the care of rheumatoid arthritis patients for accurate, scalable and cost-effective methods of capturing quality population health measures. To better understand where your practice is at in this process, please answer the following questions:


Identify the staff member who will serve as the Implementation Team Leader for your organization. Please note, this person will be the main point of contact for the Learning Collaborative.


Please have your Team Leader and Practice Head verify the statements below. (Note: this may be the same person, depending on your organization’s size and structure):

As the Team Leader, I commit to:
•    Attend all Learning Collaborative meetings and webinars
•    Lead the team in making improvements;
•    Serve as the primary team liaison to the Washington Rheumatology Alliance
•    Coordinate data collection as needed;
•    Submit progress reports in a timely manner;
•    Facilitate the implementation of successful changes throughout the organization; and
•    Provide continuing opportunities to disseminate what has been learned and to continue change processes within the organization.

As the Practice Head, I unequivocally support and endorse the efforts of my staff in this Learning Collaborative and will provide them with the time (including time needed to attend both mandatory sessions), flexibility, support, and resources to accomplish these goals.