The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) has been proposed as a model for achieving the kind of responsive, effective health care that is urgently needed.

Evidence shows many benefits to establishing a strong, primary care-based health system, including better health outcomes at lower cost. Health systems across the country have sought the benefits, and recognition, that a PCMH can garner.

MacColl’s work has guided practices through the transformation necessary to become a PCMH.

Our interest in transformation began with teaching the elements of the Chronic Care Model. Our commitment to transformation continues now via several initiatives involving the concepts of the patient-centered medical home. MacColl has developed a PCMH change concept model, the PCMH-A, an assessment tool, and other materials in use by clinicians throughout the country.

Related Resources

Barriers and facilitators to team-based care in the context of primary care transformation.

The patient-centered medical home model (PCMH) relies on team-based care for meaningful practice transformation. This article from Group Health, Group Health Research Institute and MacColl Center authors adds to the literature on the importance of teams in primary care by exploring the barriers and facilitators to establishing high functioning teams during a PCMH transformation process.

Blog: Ed Wagner on meeting the demand for high-quality primary care

There is an ongoing debate in the United States about whether we will have enough primary care clinicians to meet the future demand for primary care and, if there is a shortage, how to solve it. But the debate misses a critical question: Are we meeting the current demand for high-quality primary care? Read more of Ed Wagner's December 2014 blog on the Insititute for Healthcare Improvement website.

The Team Guide

We know transformation of any kind is hard work. That’s why we’ve created the Team Guide, an online tool for primary care teams. The Team Guide helps build high-functioning teams and provides practical, hands-on tools—easy to use, actionable and measureable. Useful for practices at any stage, the Team Guide is built in modules, enabling practices to easily pinpoint relevant topics and areas of interest. It’s free, with a wide array of downloadable tools and resources.

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