To build capacity for statewide primary care transformation the Institute brings together professionals who support practices as they work towards the primary care home/medical home model of care.
The Technical Assistance (TA) Learning Network allows these professionals to share their successful quality improvement and primary care transformation programs, strategies, tools and ideas. The TA Learning Network includes practice coaches, program managers and data/quality improvement professionals, as well as administrative and clinical professionals.
In 2016 the Institute sent a survey to several organizations to determine the current state of technical assistance in our region - view the resulting Oregon Technical Assistance Map.
The Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute again hosted a networking and learning event for members of our Techincal Assistance Learning Network in 2017, but this time the members led! Over 50 members of the Technical Assistance Learning Network convened on November 15 for the Uncoference - where they had the opportunity to create their own dynamic agenda in a one-day interactive, in-person event. The attendees stepped up and shared their knowledge, tools, strategies and support by leading their own breakout sessions in topics they chose.
Each year the Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute hosts a networking and learning event for members of our Techincal Assistance Learning Network. This year 65 members of the Technical Assistance Learning network convened on June 9 to swap ideas and tools through structured networking, peer lead learning and a panel discussion.
On August 20, 2015, the Institute hosted a networking event for 70 primary care professionals who support primary care practices as they work to meet their transformation goals. This year, the event focused on networking, collaboration, connecting and information sharing.
On April 15, 2014, the Institute hosted more than 60 quality improvement, technical assistance and primary care home professionals from more than 30 organizations in Oregon to network, share tools and resources and brainstorm solutions to primary care transformation challenges.
On July 16, 2013, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute convened more than 40 health care professionals who are working on quality improvement and primary care practice transformation efforts.
Are you a technical assistance provider, quality improvement professional, practice coach, or other transformation-facilitating professional interested in more information on the TA Learning Network? If so, please email us at PCPCIinfo@healthinsight.org to find out about upcoming activities.
Other Helpful Resources for Practice Coaches
Developed by a variety of national partners, this helpful resource consolidates best practices from the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative. The curriculum, which is based on the conceptual framework of the eight Change Concepts, guides practice facilitators—or “coaches”—as they work to implement widespread system transformation in a way that is tailored to local needs.
Developed by the de Beaumont Foundation, Duke Department of Community and Family Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this interactive, online tool supports collaboration between public health and primary care groups in order to achieve improved population health and reduced costs. It provides tools and tips for partners working through each stage of the integration process.
This Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Centered Medical Home Resource Center webpage provides an overview of the concept of practice facilitation, and includes a link to their sponsored How-To Guide on Developing and Running a Practice Facilitation Program. The guide describes practice facilitation programs designed to work with primary care practices on quality improvement and transformation activities.
This Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) webinar from February 2017 features Oregon practice facilitators, and will help viewers identify key practice facilitation skills, and ways to develop them within yourself or your team; discuss strategies successful practice facilitators use to manage and measure their work; and review effective strategies for engaging practices, including aligning transformation with larger organizational goals and overcoming barriers.