Implementing Primary Care Transformation
The medical home is defined as not simply as a place but as a model of the organization of primary care that delivers the core functions of primary healthcare: comprehensive care, patient-centered care, coordinated care, accessible services, and quality and safety. However, realizing this concept requires effective practice transformation.
- The Patient-Centered Medical Home Resource Center website features evidence, examples, and lessons learned from primary care practices that have transformed their approach to organizing and delivering care. Policymakers, researchers, practices, and practice facilitators can access evidence-based resources about the medical home and its potential to transform primary care and improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of U.S. health care.
- A Guide to Real-World Evaluations of Primary Care Interventions: Some Practical Advice (PDF, 363 KB) presents practical steps for designing an evaluation of a primary care intervention. It answers the questions: Do I need an evaluation? What do I need for an evaluation? How do I plan an evaluation? How do I conduct an evaluation and what questions will it answer? How can I use the findings? What resources are available to help me?
- The Care Coordination Measures Database/Atlas provides comprehensive profiles of existing measures of care coordination, organizes those measures along two dimensions (domain and perspective), and presents a framework for understanding care coordination measurement, to which the measures are mapped. This framework incorporates elements from other proposed care coordination frameworks and is designed to support development of the field. Users of the CCMD can compare more than 90 validated care coordination measurement tools to identify and select those that are most appropriate for their research and evaluation needs.
- Using Implementation Research to Guide Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination of Patient-Centered Medical Home Models focuses on using implementation research methods in studies of patient-centered medical home (PCMH) models.