LEAP Team Guide showcased in London

The belief that the healthcare workforce needs to be planned and delivered as close to the patient as possible is one shared by many around the world.  Achieving this is no small task.  It means having the right people with the right skills, attitudes and behaviors in the right place at the right time in the right numbers across an entire country as personnel become increasingly mobile.

From Volume to Value: Engaging Providers

More than twenty years ago, our team embarked on the mission of transforming the health care system.  Our earliest work was the dissemination of the Chronic Care Model, a framework for shifting the health system from reactive care to a planned, proactive approach.  In the current climate, shifting industry focus from volume to value has become a central challenge.  Our founding mission remains strong as we now seek to provide a clear signal to the health care industry that providers and leaders must be woven into the transformation process.

Implementing Innovations Program: Not more ‘business as usual’

“Until research is relevant to and used by practicing clinicians to improve the care they deliver, we have failed our most important stakeholder:  the patient.” – Michael Parchman, MD, MPH

In health care research, scientific discovery all too often leads to an article published in a professional journal – and it stops there. It has been estimated that it takes an average of 17 years for just 14% of new scientific discoveries to enter daily clinical practice. 1

TRADEMaRQ: Better Care for Patients, Less Paperwork for Physicians

MacColl Director Michael Parchman will join the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) at its headquarters next week to launch an effort to redesign the process used by family physicians to maintain their specialty certification.

The TRADEMaRQ study (TRial of Aggregate Data Exchange for Maintenance of certification and Raising Quality) will test a new way of supporting family physicians in the completion of professional requirements that will link to better care for the patients in their practices.