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.
Transforming Care in these Focus Areas
"Organized, Evidence-Based Care: Behavioral Health Integration" is an implementation guide from our Safety Net Medical Home Initiative. It provides guidance and tools a primary care practice can use to develop a vision for integrated care and a customized implementation plan reflective of its goals and resources.
"A tool for tracking and assessing chronic illness care in prison (ACIC-P).": Chronic disease care is being transformed in correctional settings, given an aging inmate population, ongoing quality improvement efforts, litigation, and rising costs.
Last month I attended the Complexity of Care in Primary Care Practices Conference convened by Western Washington University in Bellingham, a town 90 miles from Seattle. The MacColl Center has through the years enjoyed strong relationships with Bellingham provider teams, as much due to their innovative practices as our close physical proximity.