On November 10, 2014, the practices in the Institute’s Patient-Centered Communication Learning Collaborative gathered together to learn about two critical aspects of the primary care home model – cultural agility and engaging patients as partners in both care and quality improvement.
For the past year, Asante Physician Partners in Grants Pass, OR has been working on primary care home transformation. David Gilmore, Senior Manager for Medical Home and Process Improvement, shares their experience.
The Oregon Health Authority Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention will be hosting a training for those who want to enhance their skills in behavior change counseling, including tobacco use and dependence counseling, at the Oregon Convention Center on December 5th in Portland.
The Portland Community College (PCC) Medical Assisting certificate program ensures that Medical Assistants (MAs) are trained to understand the core concepts of the PCPCH model of care. This year, all MA's entering the PCC program are required to complete the Institute Online Learning Modules.
The PCPCH Program is developing a new designation, called Tier 3 STAR, to acknowledge practices that have truly transformed into robust primary care homes. What does a transformed primary care practice look like and how can we define it by a set of standards?
Amy Fellows, MPH and Homer Chin, MD, MS, We Can Do Better
Since 2013, nine prominent Northwest health systems and medical groups have adopted the OpenNotes initiative, making clinician notes available to more than one million patients in Oregon and Southwest Washington.