ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Facility design and construction
It's well known that the patient-centered medical home requires new modes of practice. Less known, and less understood, are the implications of these new modes for the layout of the office or clinic. The authors describe changes they have made in a series of neighborhood clinics to adapt the physical practice layout to patient-centered care and the needs of the clinical team.
The article explains the issues physicians need to consider when signing a contract to lease office space.
The author, a TransforMed research analyst, will describe things she observed during her visits to the TransforMed demonstration practices. The article will be structured as a "walk around the office" to see things through your patients' eyes that can be addressed easily and cheaply to improve your practice.
The author, a TransforMed facilitator, will share his strategy for optimizing communication among physicians and support staff by making sure the office layout encourages the right people to run into one another during the day.
The author describes an efficient layout for exam rooms that takes into account ADA rules, wheelchair accessibility, computer placement for EHR use, etc.
This article will discuss elements of choosing a new practice facility: what factors to consider, how to find potential facilities and how to make a final decision.
The article describes strategies that family practices have successfully used to move patients through their practice more efficiently, thereby improving patient satisfaction and practice productivity.