Empanelment: How to Form Patient Panels in Primary Care
Resource: Empanelment: Establishing Patient-Provider Relationships: Executive Summary (PDF, 650 KB, 4 pages)
This executive summary provides guidance on how practices can implement empanelment—the process of assigning individual patients to primary care providers and care teams. Creating patient panels allows care teams to take responsibility for the individuals in their panels, in alignment with Key Driver 4: Create and support high functioning teams to deliver high-quality evidence-based care. The summary describes the benefits and steps involved in implementing patient panels in a primary care practice. Topics include: pre-implementation work, actions to assign patients to providers, how to monitor and adjust panels, and leadership support required to make empanelment successful. The summary includes links to the full Empanelment Implementation Guide and other related resources.
Institution of origin: Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, Qualis Health
Author(s): Brownlee B, Van Borkulo N
Publication date: May 2013