Primary care practice transformation: Start with roles and relationships.

Authors, Primary Howard,Michelle;Danho,Sharef
Title Primary Primary care practice transformation: Start with roles and relationships.
Periodical Full Family practice
Pub Year 2006
Volume 32
issue 1
Start Page 1-2
Abstract Comments on an article by Sabrina M. Chase et al. (see record 2015-03506-011). Chase et al. described the role of practice facilitators in achieving changes to the way family practices function. Recognizing the complexity and magnitude of practice redesign and building on pilot studies of the effectiveness of outside facilitators, Chase et al. describe how a non-clinician coaching facilitator assisted health care professionals in overcoming obstacles during Patient- Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model implementation. The facilitator described by Chase et al. enabled a change process by unravelling hierarchical structures, encouraging broad communication and helping practice members attain self-belief in discovering new practice roles. More research is needed on how to effectively support the process of optimizing roles and cultivating relationships in ways that are scalable, as such processes appear to be foundational in primary care transformation. The author must also better understand how to translate the learning along the road to primary care transformation, into training the future generation of health care providers. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
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Topic Tag(s) Implementation;Practice Facilitation
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