Ed Wagner to be honored with 2016 Advanced Primary Care Leadership Award

In August, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) announced the recipients of its 2016 advanced primary care leadership awards. MacColl Founder and Emeritus Director Ed Wagner MD, MPH was selected by the PCPCC to receive its Primary Care Community/Research Leadership Award for "his outstanding dedication to developing and disseminating health care innovations designed to transform the way care is delivered."

What we're reading: August 2016

A Primary Care Panel Size of 2500 Is neither Accurate nor Reasonable.  Melanie Raffoul, MD, Miranda Moore, PhD, Doug Kamerow, MD, MPH and Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2016.04.150317 J Am Board Fam Med July-August.  >>read more

What we're reading: November 2015

This article on "sacred cows" describes one organization's experience with the de-implementation of unneccessary care.  We like its innovative approach.

From research to reality: Spreading innovation in primary care

The MacColl Center does "science on science" —  studying ways to promote the integration of scientific discoveries into everyday health care and health-related policies.  In the last several years, this type of research has been gaining momentum, but if busy primary care practices don't know about these findings or how to adapt them for real-world use, what good are we doing?  How do we, as researchers, overcome the many challenges that keep innovations out of the hands of the people who need them most?  Read

What we're reading: October 2015

More evidence that medical assistants in an enhanced role as health coaches can significantly impact patients' satisfaction with their care.

New blog: Implementing Innovations into Practice

We are pleased to offer the Implementing Innovations Into Practice Blog, a resource for northwest-based primary care practices.  The region encompasses Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming, Montana and Alaska.

This blog features posts that showcase proven strategies practitioners can use to improve care and financial performance in primary care. It also includes opportunities to engage with other primary care professionals and to work with researchers on obtaining funding for improvement efforts.