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.

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.

 

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