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.

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.

April 2014 Director's Update: The Medical Neighborhood

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.

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