Navigation Links
New study shows core factors and strategies to turn primary care practices into PCMHs
Date:2/4/2014

BOSTON (February 4, 2014) A new study conducted by Robert A. Gabbay, M.D., Ph.D., FACP, Senior Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer at Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School, and colleagues identified three core factors and thirteen strategies that increase the probability of getting buy-in from the practice teams within a medical practice to becoming a fully-functioning patient-centered medical home (PCMH). This study was published in the January/ February issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

"Having buy-in is critical for any organization, not just in healthcare," explained Dr. Gabbay. "In healthcare, it is even more important as healthcare is undergoing a transformation across its entire spectrum. PCMHs are a crucial part of the changing healthcare system since primary care is at the crossroads of where care is delivered for all Americans."

The study was conducted in Pennsylvania during the first regional rollout of a statewide PCMH initiative involving 20 small to mid-sized medical practices. Researchers interviewed 136 individuals and conducted seven focus groups. They also used transcripts from monthly reports and site visits to gather information pertaining to strategies for securing the buy-in of providers and office personnel.

The researchers identified three core strategies: improved communication, better resource utilization and the creation of a team environment, all of which helped make the transition to a PCMH a success. In the area of effective communication, the study found internal campaigning by administration to convince providers and employees of the need, benefit and urgency of the transition was necessary for change to occur. Utilizing data to back up decisions, providing acknowledgment of successes, and employing respected PCMHs champions (employees already familiar with the benefits of PCMH) also made it easier for staff to understand the benefits of change.

Another finding of the study was that providers and staff have to view themselves as part of a team for a PCMH to operate effectively.

Additionally, having defined, but flexible work roles was also found to be positively associated with greater staff buy-in.

"We uncovered that by creating a team environment, you encourage staff to create ownership, accountability, support and confidence," said Dr. Gabbay.

Both financial and personnel resources have to be targeted to get the best results.

"Outcomes of the study have already been implemented in our network in Pennsylvania that shares best practices," commented Dr. Gabbay. "As the Joslin continues to produce and disseminate their findings and best practices to primary care providers regionally, nationally and across the globe, we will continue to emphasize the important of receiving buy-in from staff while transforming into PCMHs and better coordinated care delivery systems."


'/>"/>

Contact: Jeffrey Bright
jeff.bright@joslin.harvard.edu
Joslin Diabetes Center
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds high Rx burden for bipolar patients
2. Using susceptibility-weighted imaging to study concussion in college ice hockey players
3. New study explores contributors to excess infant mortality in the US South
4. NIH study describes new method for tracking T cells in HIV patients
5. NIH study offers insight into why cancer incidence increases with age
6. Tighter economic regulation needed to reverse obesity epidemic -- study
7. Kessler Foundation MS researchers study predictors of employment status
8. U of Maryland study: Partnership may help address cancer, health disparities
9. Study uncovers molecular keys to invasive bladder cancer
10. Study finds mammography beneficial for younger women
11. Infection control practices not adequately implemented at many hospital ICUs: study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New study shows core factors and strategies to turn primary care practices into PCMHs
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... The Masters of Science ... evaluation leaders with decades of experience who remain current practitioners in the field. ... system, there is a renewed demand for versatile, data-driven leadership.The American University’s MS ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... Moisture measurement is a ... method is paramount to success. Selecting an inappropriate measurement method can cause costly ... use the same equipment. Rare or expensive substances are wasted and production may ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... Gynecology Associates of ... gynecological services for women of all ages. The staff of Gynecology ... of reproductive services from routine health screenings to diagnosing and treating female concerns ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... ... “Some Infallible Characteristics of Christ”: a fascinating and entrancing novel exploring the ... of published author, Rev. Dr. Robert W. Thomas, the third of seven siblings. He ... nineteen, a pastor for over fifteen years. He is a graduate of N.C. College ...
(Date:1/22/2017)... ... January 22, 2017 , ... Medical lab testing through hospitals and ... a simple test will take days to arrive to the end customer, having to ... access to their lab tests, bypassing the cost and delay of traditional means. Now ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/23/2017)... Jan 23, 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... Trends - Product - Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. ... Report Highlights: ... market trends to identify the investment opportunities Market forecasts ... Key market trends across the business segments, Regions and Countries ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... Jan. 23, 2017  Using Astute Medical,s ... risk for acute kidney injury (AKI) after open-heart ... care guidelines significantly improved outcomes by ... more than 33 percent, according to a ... Intensive Care Medicine. Experience ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... January 23, 2017 Ahead of today,s trading ... how they have fared at the close: Kite Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ... OVAS ), and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... were relative laggards on Friday, January 20 th , 2017, down ... research reports on these stocks now at: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: