Developing Team-Based Care in the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home

April 30, 2013

Creating a primary care delivery system that utilizes teamwork is critical to achieving the triple aim.  A culture of teamwork involves all members of a practice, each working at the top of their level of training.  But does putting a group of healthcare-trained individuals together in a room, or in a practice, make them a team?  This presentation introduces the basic definitions and attributes of teamwork and team-based care. It will assist practices in thinking about how to organize as a team, how to measure "teamness," and proposes interventions that practices can consider as they look to strengthen their ability to practice as a team. Finally, the webinar addresses the multiple challenges and issues that emerge as the team approach becomes the way in which the practice does its work.

 

By the end of this presentation, participants will:

  1. Be able to define teams and team-based care
  2. Be able to describe attributes of "teamness" and understand how they might measure and improve team care in their practice
  3. Discuss challenges related to teams and team-based care

 

Presented by:

Ron Stock, MD, MA
Associate Professor of Family Medicine, The Foundation for Medical Excellence John Kitzhaber MD Fellow in Health Policy, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

Dr. Stock is a geriatrician, clinical health services researcher and Associate Professor of Family Medicine. A graduate of the University of Nebraska College Of Medicine, Dr. Stock completed his residency and faculty development fellowship in Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Stock joined OHSU in 2012 after practicing geriatrics and family medicine in Eugene for the past 20 years. He has dedicated his professional career to improving the quality of healthcare for older adults, with a focus on redesigning the primary care delivery system in a community for vulnerable and frail elders and assessing methods to develop and measure team-based care in the clinical setting.  He is currently serving on the Institute of Medicine Best Practices Innovation Collaborative on Team-Based Care and Patients on Teams; member of the AHRQ Technical Expert Panel on Developing Measures for Team-Based Care; and, Team-Based Care content expert for the National Quality Forum Measurement Applications Partnership Clinician Workgroup. He is married with two adult children and enjoys traveling with his family, hiking, running and fishing.

 

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