This Implementation Science paper describes the protocol of our Healthy Hearts Northwest, a randomized trial designed to address the comparative effectiveness of combined strategies to build quality improvement (QI) capacity while improving risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Design and Implementation of a Physician Coaching Pilot to Promote Value-based Referrals to Specialty Care
Monitoring local impacts of Medicaid expansion on primary care provider capacity: A case study from King County, Washington
Perspectives of Patients, Clinicians, and Health System Leaders on Changes Needed to Improve the Health Care and Outcomes of Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions
Intentional research design in implementation science: implications for the use of nomothetic and idiographic assessment
A First Step on the Journey to High-Quality Chronic Illness Care
A First Step on the Journey to High-Quality Chronic Illness Care. Wagner, EH. Healthc Pap. 2016;15 Spec No:62-5; discussion 97-123. The Atlantic Healthcare Collaboration conducted a quality improvement initiative to improve chronic disease prevention and management for the four Atlantic provinces and their regional health authorities. Leaders and front-line teams carried out a range of projects, each suited to the needs of that region.
Effective team-based primary care: observations from innovative practices
Effective team-based primary care: observations from innovative practices. Wagner EH, Flinter M, Hsu C, Cromp D, Austin BT, Etz R, Crabtree BF, Ladden MD. BMC Fam Pract. 2017 Feb 2;18(1):13. doi: 10.1186/s12875-017-0590-8.
Primary Care Clinic Re-Design for Prescription Opioid Management
Background: The challenge of responding to prescription opioid overuse within the United States has fallen disproportionately on the primary care clinic setting. Here we describe a framework comprised of 6 Building Blocks to guide efforts within this setting to address the use of opioids for chronic pain.
Taking Action on Overuse Action Planning Framework
The Taking Action on Overuse Action Planning Framework (formerly Supporting Provider Engagement to Reduce Low-Value Care) is a promising approach to engage healthcare providers and care teams in undertaking the difficult work of reducing low-value, unnecessary care. The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation developed this framework with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).