Coach medical home: A curriculum to facilitate patient-centered medical home transformation
To enhance the skills and knowledge of practice facilitators and the effectiveness of learning communities, we developed a web-based curriculum called Coach Medical Home. The curriculum consolidates best practice from the Safety Net Medical Home Initiativea nationwide demonstration program that helped 64 safety-net practices in their transformation to medical homesas well as evidence from the implementation science literature about how to implement widespread system transformation in a manner that is tailored to local needs. Coach Medical Home includes tools and reference material that practice facilitators can use to support different types of practices as they become medical homes. The topics covered include (1) getting started; (2) understanding payment and recognition; (3) sequencing changes in practice; (4) creating a measurement system for quality improvement; (5) developing effective learning communities and (6) planning for sustainability and spread. The curriculum is based on the conceptual framework of the eight Change Concepts for Practice Transformation that provide an actionable sequence for medical home transformation, emphasizing the importance of engaged leadership and a quality improvement strategy. Coach Medical Home is a helpful tool available in the public domain for domestic and international audiences; further, the process of developing the curriculum may be helpful for others designing web-based technical assistance resources for large-scale transformation initiatives.
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Public health administration or related administration
Discuss the rationale for a new web-based resource for primary care practice transformation coaches List the 6 components of the process
Keyword(s): Primary Care
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I, together with other team members, researched and developed the curriculum described in this presentation.
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