This paper examines challenges to care integration in rural safety net clinics and strategies to address these challenges. One of the papers included in the November 2014 Medical Care Supplement about our work in the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative (SNMHI).
Improving Care Coordination in Primary Care
This paper examines the utility of a newly developed Care Coordination Model in improving care coordination among participating practices in the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative. One of eight papers included in the November 2014 Medical Care Supplement about the SNMHI.
Development of a Facilitation Curriculum to Support Primary Care Transformation: The “Coach Medical Home” Curriculum
This paper describes Coach Medical Home, a publicly available web-based curriculum that provides tools, resources, and guidance for practice transformation support programs, including practice facilitators and learning community organizers. One of the eight SNMHI papers included in the November 2014 Medical Care Supplement.
Unlocking the Black Box: Supporting Practices to Become Patient-centered Medical Homes.
This paper describes the multimodal technical assistance approach used by the SNMHI and the participating practices' assessment of its value and helpfulness in supporting their transformation. One of eight papers about the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative included in the November 2014 Medical Care Supplement.
The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative: Transforming care for vulnerable populations.
Included in the November 2014 SNMHI Medical Care Supplement, this paper evaluated implementation of the eight SNMHI change concepts using the Patient-Centered Medical Home-Assessment, and conducted a survey of participating practices to assess perceptions of the impact of the technical assistance.
Safety Net Medical Home Initiative 'Medical Care' Supplement
The nine papers in the special November 2014 supplement to the journal Medical Care describe progress and lessons learned from the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative (SNMHI). Authors include MaColl Center researechers as well as SNMHI staff and contributors across the country.
A proposed 'health literate care model' would constitute a systems approach to improving patients' engagement in care.
Accelerating Regulatory Progress in Multi-Institutional Research
MacColl Center Business Manager Sherry Lauf and Senior Program Manager Leah Tuzzio co-authored this manuscript highlighting three case studies in which research, regulatory, and administrative teams developed and employed innovative approaches to secure and maintain Institutional Review Board approvals, enable data sharing, and expedite sub-award issuance and execution.
Nurse navigators in early cancer care: a randomized, controlled trial.
The Nurse Navigator study set out to determine if a nurse navigator intervention improves quality of life and patient experience in newly-diagnosed patients. Learn more about this randomized controlled trial in a paper co-authored by Ed Wagner. Group Health was so impressed with this work that it incorporated an oncology nurse navigator into usual care for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer at its Capitol Hill campus—even before the research was published.
Self-management: Enabling and empowering patients living with cancer as a chronic illness.
People with cancer are living longer, and their cancer may be managed as a chronic illness due to recent improvements in the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Read this article, co-authored by Ed Wagner, that proposes a model of care that oncology practices can use to enable and empower patients and families.