There is an ongoing debate in the United States about whether we will have enough primary care clinicians to meet the future demand for primary care and, if there is a shortage, how to solve it. But the debate misses a critical question: Are we meeting the current demand for high-quality primary care? Read more of Ed Wagner's December 2014 blog on the Insititute for Healthcare Improvement website.
The Team Guide
We know transformation of any kind is hard work. That’s why we’ve created the Team Guide, an online tool for primary care teams. The Team Guide helps build high-functioning teams and provides practical, hands-on tools—easy to use, actionable and measureable. Useful for practices at any stage, the Team Guide is built in modules, enabling practices to easily pinpoint relevant topics and areas of interest. It’s free, with a wide array of downloadable tools and resources.
A guide to research partnerships for pragmatic clinical trials
Based on insights from an initiative to accelerate pragmatic research, "A guide to research partnerships for pragmatic clinical trials" summarizes best practices for researchers and partners in healthcare systems as they establish collaborative relationships, develop research questions, and implement sustainable pragmatic clinical trials.
Care Coordination: An SNMHI Implementation Guide
The Care Coordination Implementation Guide begins with an introduction that defines care coordination and the recommended key changes for safety net practices, including a focus on behavioral health integration.
Enhanced Access: An SNMHI Implementation Guide
The Enhanced Access Implementation Guide provides strategies and tactics practices can use to enhance patient access by eliminating barriers to care, balancing supply and demand, and creating capacity to provide care in real-time.
Patient-Centered Interactions: An SNMHI Implementation Guide
Patient-Centered Interactions presents strategies to measure patient experience, communicate with diverse patients, and actively engage and support patients and their families before, during and after office visits.
Organized, Evidence-Based Care: An SNMHI Implementation Guide
The Organized, Evidence-Based Care Implementation Guide begins by introducing the Chronic Care Model and examining the connections between it and the patient-centered medical home. It then focuses on critical aspects of organized, evidence-based care including planned care, decision support, and care management.
Continuous & Team-Based Healing Relationships: An SNMHI Implementation Guide
"Continuous & Team-Based Healing Relationships" provides guidance on how practices can develop and sustain strong care teams. Provides a curriculum for MAs to learn to work side-by-side with providers, and learn to do more during the rooming process, from reviewing medications, to goal setting, to patient education.