Our team has spent the past two years developing an approach for engaging providers in reducing medical overuse. It focuses on the real-world aspects of implementing change, centering on the conditions and practices that help providers transform established practice patterns. You can read the story of the Taking Action on Overuse framework in Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation.
OPCA Alternative Payment & Advanced Care Model Learning Exchange Summary
Since 2010, the Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) has been leading the development and implementation of an Alternative Payment Methodology (APM), in partnership with Oregon’s state Medicaid office. The purpose of the APM is to provide participating clinics with a payment approach that is detached from the face-to-face provider visit, allowing for much greater flexibility in transforming the care model to support population health.
Sustaining the Diabetes Self-Management Program: Report from an Invitational Conference Sponsored by Group Health Research Institute
The effectiveness of diabetes care hinges on both outstanding medical care and on diabetes self-management (DSM). To support DSM, researchers at Stanford University developed the Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP).
How do we learn about improving health care: a call for a new epistemological paradigm
"How do we learn about improving health care: a call for a new epistemological paradigm" is a new publication co-authored by MacColl's Director Michael Parchman, MD and our colleague Rashad Massoud, MD, MPH, FACP, Director of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems Project and its predecessor, the USAID Health Care Improvement Project.
Practical Approaches for Achieving Integrated Behavioral Health Care in Primary Care Settings
This article in the American Journal of Medical Quality describes the process utilized by collaborating organizations when developing the Behavioral Health Integration Implementation Guide and companion resources for our Safety Net Medical Home Initiative.
The Impact of Opioid Risk Reduction Initiatives on High-Dose Opioid Prescribing for Patients on Chronic Opioid Therapy
The Impact of Opioid Risk Reduction Initiatives on High-Dose Opioid Prescribing for Patients on Chronic Opioid Therapy, co-authored by Michael Parchman, explores the feasibility of reducing opioid doses in community practice.
Implementing Innovations into Practice Blog
The Implementing Innovations Into Practice blog is a resource for primary care practices in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. Featuring posts that showcase proven strategies for improving care and financial performance in primary care, it also offers opportunities to engage with other primary care professionals and to work with researchers on obtaining funding for improvement efforts. Sponsored by the Institute of Translational Health Sciences at the University of Washington.
Barriers and facilitators to team-based care in the context of primary care transformation.
The patient-centered medical home model (PCMH) relies on team-based care for meaningful practice transformation. This article from Group Health, Group Health Research Institute and MacColl Center authors adds to the literature on the importance of teams in primary care by exploring the barriers and facilitators to establishing high functioning teams during a PCMH transformation process.
Emerging Primary Care Trends and Implications for Practice Support Programs
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.