March 23, 2018

Practice Transformation & Whole Person Care

Carol Moser

At February’s Leadership Council meeting, Sam Werdel presented on Practice Transformation, and how it relates to the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of primary care delivery. In PCMH practices, patients receive well-coordinated services and enhanced access to a care team.  Practice Transformation is outlined in the framework of the Change Concepts developed by The Safety Net Medical Home Initiatives (SNMHI’s).

• Engaged leadership
• Quality Improvement Strategy
• Empanelment
• Continuous and Team-Based
• Healing Relationships
• Organized
• Evidence-Based Care
• Patient Centered Interactions
• Enhanced Access and
• Care Coordination

Practice Transformation is designed to: Improve quality, access and continuity, improve patients’ experience of care, reduce health disparities, improve staff satisfaction and reduce provider, burnout, reduce avoidable hospital admissions and reduce total costs of care.  Beginning this journey of transformation supports practices in creating actionable steps to meet the required changes that tomorrow’s reimbursement models will demand. Health care reform is moving persistently from transactional fee-for-service models toward value-driven payment structures based on performance and outcomes. GCACH supports the effort to redesign clinical practices to address these evolving models in the hope it will bring people together with new purpose, new energies, new ideas and new enthusiasm to create the future of healthcare.