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.
Enhancing the Impact of Implementation Strategies in Healthcare: A Research Agenda
Enhancing the Impact of Implementation Strategies in Healthcare: A Research Agenda, co-authored by Cara C. Lewis and fellow experts and published in January 2019, reviews progress in implementation science and articulates 5 priorities for enhancing the impact of implementation.
Trajectories of Symptom Change in the Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study
A new publication co-authored by Cara C.
Implementing Measurement-Based Care in Behavioral Health: A Review
Co-authored by Cara C. Lewis, this publication offers a 10-point research agenda to improve the integration of measurement-based care (MBC) into clinical practice. Measurement-based care (MBC) is the systematic evaluation of patient symptoms before or during an encounter to inform behavioral health treatment.
Approaches to Behavioral Health Integration at High Performing Primary Care Practices
Integrating whole-person behavioral health care in primary care settings is one critical function addressed in our September 2018 publication, “From Goals to Operations: Approaches to Behavioral Health Integration at High-Performing Primary Care Practices." This paper describes how teams address the tasks specifically associated with optimized behavioral health care.
Understanding the Impact of Variations in Measurement Period Reporting for Electronic Clinical Quality Measures
"Understanding the Impact of Variations in Measurement Period Reporting for Electronic Clinical Quality Measures," authored by Michael Parchman, et al, and published in July 2018, sets out to understand the impact of varying measurement periods on the calculation of electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs).
How Do Innovative Primary Care Practices Achieve the Quadruple Aim?
"How Do Innovative Primary Care Practices Achieve the Quadruple Aim?", by Ed Wagner, Katie Coleman, et al, presents findings from 38 high-performing practices that can help guide practices, payers, and policy makers in understanding more specifically how improved PCMH outcomes can be achieved. It describes the execution of 8 functions in these primary care settings that collectively meet patient needs, which include managing populations, providing self-management support coaching, providing integrat
A methodology for generating a tailored implementation blueprint: an exemplar from a youth residential setting
"A methodology for generating a tailored implementation blueprint: an exemplar from a youth residential setting", authored by Cara Lewis, et al, offers a relatively low burden collaborative approach to generating a plan for implementation that leverages advances in implementation science including measurement, models, strategy compilations, and methods from other fields.
Low-value care: an intractable global problem with no quick fix
"Low-value care: an intractable global problem with no quick fix" is a May 2018 BMJ Quality & Safety editorial by Michael Parchman and John Mafi that discusses one of the most pressing problems in healthcare across the world. Low-value care raises costs, causes iatrogenic patient harm, and often interferes with the delivery of high-value care.
Roles and Functions of Community Health Workers in Primary Care
In May 2018's "Roles and Functions of Community Health Workers in Primary Care", lead author Andrea Hartzler, PhD and MacColl colleagues Leah Tuzzio, Clarissa Hsu, and Ed Wagner discuss implications for community health worker training and clinical support in primary care.