Emerging Primary Care Trends and Implications for Practice Support Programs

Emerging Primary Care Trends and Implications for Practice Support Programs

This January 2015 paper, co-authored by Michael Parchman, outlines seven trends in providing sustainable primary care practices support. It provides an overview of the evidence on effectiveness of external practice support in improving process and health outcomes in primary care.

Blog: Ed Wagner on meeting the demand for high-quality primary care

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.