The Patient-Centered Medical Home Assessment (PCMH-A) was jointly developed by the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at the Group Health Research Institute and Qualis Health for the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative (SNMHI). It is based on the Change Concepts for Practice Transformation.
The PCMH-A is an interactive, self-scoring instrument that can be downloaded, completed, saved and shared. The PCMH-A provides a detailed indication of the extent to which a practice functions as a PCMH, and if completed at regular intervals, can help practices track their progress toward practice transformation. PCMH-A results can also help collaborative sponsors plan and deliver relevant technical assistance.
The PCMH-A was extensively tested by the 65 sites that participated in the SNMHI and is also being used by a variety of other collaboratives and initiatives nationwide.
Each SNMHI Change Concept includes three to five “key changes.” These provide a practice undertaking PCMH transformation with more specific ideas for improvement. Each practice must decide how to implement these key changes in light of their organizational structure and context.
The Key Activities Checklist is a tool that can help practices and practice coaches rate a site’s progress towards implementation of the 32 key changes. It includes examples of activities practices can adapt. A checklist is provided for each Change Concept.
We also developed a simplified version of the Key Activities Checklist called the Key Activities List. It includes the same content, but has been formatted for easy printing. The Key Activities List is a useful discussion guide and planning tool. To track your site’s progress over time, use the interactive form above.
Kathryn Phillips, MPH
Director, Safety Net Medical Home Initiative
(800) 949-7536 ext. 2462