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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Solberg LI, Crain AL, Tillema JO
Challenges of medical home transformation reported by 118 patient-centered medical home (PCMH) leaders.
The authors surveyed newly-certified medical homes in Minnesota to determine the most important organizational factors and strategies for transforming primary clinics into patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs). They found that many items in the survey about transformation seem to have face validity for leaders of certified PCMHs and to be associated with the extent to which their clinics have made systems changes.
Citation: Solberg LI, Crain AL, Tillema JO . Challenges of medical home transformation reported by 118 patient-centered medical home (PCMH) leaders. J Am Board Fam Med 2014 Jul-Aug;27(4):449-57. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2014.04.130303.
Keywords: Patient-Centered Healthcare, Practice Improvement, Primary Care: Models of Care, Primary Care, Organizational Change, Quality of Care
Invited letter: the evolving model of health care in the United States: system change is not enough.
In this letter, the author argues that the spread of new health care delivery models such as the Patient-Centered Medical Home and Accountable Care Organizations are necessary to improve population health but do not fully address the need for a fundamental change in how patients think about and access care. He calls for raising patient awareness of how the health care delivery system works and draws attention to practitioners’ concerns about patient satisfaction as a definitive marker of quality.
Citation: Wexler RK . Invited letter: the evolving model of health care in the United States: system change is not enough. Adv Health Care Manag. 2014;16:173-6..
Keywords: Access to Care, Healthcare Delivery, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Patient Experience, Primary Care, Primary Care: Models of Care
Bleser WK, Miller-Day M, Naughton D
Strategies for achieving whole-practice engagement and buy-in to the patient-centered medical home.
In this paper the authors describe strategies for obtaining organizational buy-in to and whole-staff engagement of patient-centered medical home (PCMH) transformation and practice improvement. The investigators suggest that their study provides a list of strategies useful for facilitating PCMH transformation in primary care. They assert that these strategies could be investigated empirically in future research, used to guide medical practices undergoing or considering PCMH transformation, and used to inform health care policy makers.
Citation: Bleser WK, Miller-Day M, Naughton D . Strategies for achieving whole-practice engagement and buy-in to the patient-centered medical home. Ann Fam Med 2014 Jan-Feb;12(1):37-45. doi: 10.1370/afm.1564..
Keywords: Patient-Centered Healthcare, Organizational Change, Primary Care: Models of Care, Primary Care, Practice Improvement, Provider: Nurse, Provider: Physician, Provider: Clinician, Provider