Medical Home Digest Series Concludes with Lessons Learned
In our final issue of the Medical Home Digest, we reflect on some of what we have learned during the SNMHI. Medical Home Facilitators from our five Regional Coordinating Centers share lessons they and their practices learned about setting the stage for successful transformation. Medical Home Facilitators also describe what is coming next for their organizations and how they plan to spread and sustain PCMH. Also included in this issue is a reflection on the value of learning communities—a key component of collaboratives including the SNMHI. Specific examples of tailoring showcase the many ways organizations can harness the power of peer interaction to inspire and teach. Finally, we describe recent revisions to the SNMHI Implementation Guide Series, a comprehensive library of resources and tools intended to assist practices in understanding and implementing the SNMHI Change Concepts for Practice Transformation.
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Spring Medical Home Digest Discusses Current PCMH Evidence
This Medical Home Digest issue begins with an article highlighting recent recommendations from the PCMH Evaluator’s Collaborative. The following article describes recent research on PCMH cost and quality outcomes and offers thoughts on what is needed to build the PCMH evidence base. The Digest continues with an article that outlines essential leadership roles and behaviors for effective transformational change. It concludes with an announcement about a new public domain online resource for practice facilitators built on the SNMHI framework.
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July 10, 2013 – Safety Net Medical Home Initiative Publishes PCMH Implementation Guide Series, 2nd Edition
Qualis Health and its partners have released an updated, comprehensive library of resources proven to effectively guide the transformation of primary care practices into patient-centered medical homes. Based on landmark efforts undertaken by 65 safety net practices across the country, the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative (SNMHI) implementation tools are now available to lead other practices through similar transformation efforts.
Learn about the outcomes and achievements of the SNMHI. SNMHI Project Summary: July 2013 provides a snapshot of the Initiative’s achievements, describes a new library of free resources and tools on PCMH implementation, and describes what comes next.
July 12, 2012 – A Model for Implementing the Patient-Centered Medical Home Published
In the June 2012 issue of Primary Care, investigators from the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative defined specific operational changes that primary care practices need to implement in order to become a patient-centered medical home. Investigators included The Commonwealth Fund's Melinda K. Abrams, MS; Qualis Health's Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH, and Kathryn Phillips, MPH; and Ed Wagner, MD, MPH, Katie Coleman, MSPH, and Robert Reid, MD, PhD, of The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at the Group Health Research Institute.
May 6, 2009 – New National Initiative to Transform Safety Net Clinics Into Medical Homes in Five States
The Colorado Community Health Network, the Idaho Primary Care Association, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, the Oregon Primary Care Association & CareOregon and the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative were selected from a pool of 42 applicants as Regional Coordinating Centers (RCCs) for the Initiative.