March Webinar, "Using a Patient-Centered Care Plan and Teamwork to Support Self-Management," Now Online
This webinar focused on self-management strategies from a team-based care perspective and how the EHR can optimize this. Larry Mauksch, MEd, LMHC, discussed using the care plan for documentation across team members and follow-up. He emphasized the role of each team member and team workflow in this process. Berdi Safford, MD, presented on agenda confirmation, creating a feasible plan, anticipating barriers and problem solving. Download the presentation slides or view the webinar recording.
View February Webinar Online: Closing the Loop with Referral Management
The February 26, 2013, Safety Net Medical Home Initiative webinar focused on referral management. Managing referrals is not only one of the most challenging services offered by primary care, but also one of the most important for continuity of care and patient health. A speaker from the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education presented on the implementation of referral tracking, the value of gaining physician leadership and staff buy-in, building a leaner medical home and village and enabling EHR meaningful use. Download the presentation slides.
Access Two New Webinars from the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative
Last month, the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative presented two webinars to initiative participants, Planned and Mini-Group Medical Visits and Tools to Enhance Patient Engagement. You can now download the slides and view the recordings for both webinars. Planned and Mini-Group Medical Visits: presentation slides | webinar recording Tools to Enhance Patient Engagement: presentation slides | webinar recording
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.