Practice Transformation in the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative: A Qualitative Look

In this article, Ed Wagner and colleagues describe  three diverse SNMHI practices selected based on their improvement as measured by the PCMH-A (Patient-Centered Medical Home Assessment).  We interviewed 2-3 leaders from the each of 3 practices seeking information about their motivations for transforming, the methods used to make changes, and challenges and facilitators.

The creation and validation of the Measure of Effective Attributes of Trainers (MEAT).

The Measure of Effective Attributes of Trainers (MEAT) is a study that created a measure of trainer characteristics and assessed preliminary evidence for its reliability and validity by following gold standard measure development procedures.

Citation:  Implement Sci. 2017 Jun 2;12(1):73. doi: 10.1186/s13012-017-0603-y. The creation and validation of the Measure of Effective Attributes of Trainers (MEAT). Boyd MR, Lewis CC, Scott K, Krendl A, Lyon AR.

Study protocol for “Healthy Hearts Northwest”: a 2 × 2 randomized factorial trial to build quality improvement capacity in primary care

This Implementation Science paper describes the protocol of our Healthy Hearts Northwest, a randomized trial designed to address the comparative effectiveness of combined strategies to build quality improvement (QI) capacity while improving risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Monitoring local impacts of Medicaid expansion on primary care provider capacity: A case study from King County, Washington

Paula Rae Blasi, MPH, Eva Y. Wong, PhD, Nathan M. Johnson, MA, & Eli Kern, MPH RN. Monitoring local impacts of Medicaid expansion on primary care provider capacity: A case study from King County, Washington. February 1, 2017. This report is produced by the Assessment, Policy Development & Evaluation Unit at Public Health – Seattle & King County.

Perspectives of Patients, Clinicians, and Health System Leaders on Changes Needed to Improve the Health Care and Outcomes of Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions

Perspectives of Patients, Clinicians, and Health System Leaders on Changes Needed to Improve the Health Care and Outcomes of Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions ascertains perspectives of multiple stakeholders on contributors to inappropriate care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions

A First Step on the Journey to High-Quality Chronic Illness Care

A First Step on the Journey to High-Quality Chronic Illness Care. Wagner, EH. Healthc Pap. 2016;15 Spec No:62-5; discussion 97-123.    The Atlantic Healthcare Collaboration conducted a quality improvement initiative to improve chronic disease prevention and management for the four Atlantic provinces and their regional health authorities. Leaders and front-line teams carried out a range of projects, each suited to the needs of that region.

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