How Do Innovative Primary Care Practices Achieve the Quadruple Aim?

"How Do Innovative Primary Care Practices Achieve the Quadruple Aim?", by Ed Wagner, Katie Coleman, et al, presents findings from 38 high-performing practices that can help guide  practices, payers, and policy makers in understanding more specifically how improved PCMH outcomes can be achieved. It describes the execution of 8 functions in these primary care settings that collectively meet patient needs, which include managing populations, providing self-management support coaching, providing integrat

Completing and Scoring the QICA

The Quality Improvement Change Assessment (QICA) is an assessment developed by Healthy Hearts NW for use in our project to introduce team members to the high leverage changes guiding our technical assistance approach, and to assess the current capabilities of enrolled practices. "Completing and scoring the QICA" provides instructions on using this tool.

A methodology for generating a tailored implementation blueprint: an exemplar from a youth residential setting

"A methodology for generating a tailored implementation blueprint: an exemplar from a youth residential setting", authored by Cara Lewis, et al, offers a relatively low burden collaborative approach to generating a plan for implementation that leverages advances in implementation science including measurement, models, strategy compilations, and methods from other fields.

Low-value care: an intractable global problem with no quick fix

"Low-value care: an intractable global problem with no quick fix" is a May 2018 BMJ Quality & Safety editorial by Michael Parchman and John Mafi that discusses one of the most pressing problems in healthcare across the world. Low-value care raises costs, causes iatrogenic patient harm, and often interferes with the delivery of high-value care.

From Classification to Causality: Advancing Understanding of Mechanisms of Change in Implementation Science

The science of implementation has offered little toward understanding how different implementation strategies work. To improve outcomes of implementation efforts, the field needs precise, testable theories that describe the causal pathways through which implementation strategies function.

PACIC-Lithuanian 26-item scale (Lėtinių sveikatos būklių priežiūros vertinimas)

The Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) 26-item survey was translated into Lithuanian by Domeikiene A. PhD, Trakselyte V., Gabryte D., Staniuliene A., Department of Family Medicine, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas Hospital Clinics, Lithuania and Ivanauskiene R. PhD, Health System Research Laboratory, Health Research Institute, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania.