Practice Transformation in the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative: A Qualitative Look

In this article, Ed Wagner and colleagues describe  three diverse SNMHI practices selected based on their improvement as measured by the PCMH-A (Patient-Centered Medical Home Assessment).  We interviewed 2-3 leaders from the each of 3 practices seeking information about their motivations for transforming, the methods used to make changes, and challenges and facilitators.

Dr. Alan Glaseroff, family physician, clinical professor of medicine, and co-founder of Stanford Coordinated Care

Why isn’t my patient getting better? The answer may lie outside the clinic

Dr. Alan Glaseroff gives practical advice for helping your patients better manage chronic illness by recognizing childhood experiences and the social factors that influence health.

Kaiser Permanente Washington Medical Assistant Santino Telles

Behavioral health integration: Empowered MAs are at the forefront

Kaiser Permanente Washington Medical Assistant Santino Telles describes an initiative that’s improving patients’ lives—while increasing his joy and pride in his work.

APM, alternative payment model, social determinants of health, health equity

Go big or go home: transforming primary care to achieve health equity for all

After years of implementation work, the Oregon Primary Care Association realized the patient-centered medical home model wasn’t the complete answer to what’s ailing health care. So they created an Alternative Payment and Advanced Care Model that aligns payment with care transformation.

Nicholas Box, PA-C, Physician Assistant at Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics

How to talk about opioids so patients will listen, and how to listen so patients will talk

An Idaho physician assistant relies on everyday tools in his effective approach to medication tapering conversations with his patients.

A few of our favorite things in primary care

These are a few of our favorite things in primary care

As 2016 winds down, we’re taking a look back at the top five stories published since we launched Implementing Innovations into Practice. Each story provides practical tips your practice can use to improve care and patient health.

Donna Thompson, RN, MS, CEO of Access Community Network

Dissolving the walls: Connecting clinics with communities

Connecting your clinic to your communities has myriad benefits and can fill an important gap in the health care system – but how do you do it?  Learn three ways you can get started today.

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