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

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.

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.

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