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Teamwork

Nov-Dec 2009 Issue
Ten Steps to a Patient-Centered Medical Home [Feature]

The author recommends an organized, step-by-step approach to converting a typical family medicine practice to a patient-centered medical home.


Sep-Oct 2008 Issue
The Key to Implementing Change in Your Practice [Feature]

The authors share what they've learned about change management during their work with the TransforMed demonstration project.


Jul-Aug 2008 Issue
A New Approach to Making Your Doctor-Nurse Team More Productive [Feature]


Apr 2008 Issue
Why Teamwork Will Make or Break Your Practice [Opinion]

Without it, practice transformation and optimal outcomes will be difficult to achieve.


Apr 2008 Issue
Closing the Physician-Staff Divide: A Step Toward Creating the Medical Home [Feature]

The authors identify the typical two-layer organization of medical practices (with doctors and support staff functioning almost as separate organizations with separate missions) as a major impediment to the development of true patient-centered medical homes. They go on to propose strategies for overcoming the duality.


Jan 2008 Issue
Transforming Your Practice: What Matters Most [Feature]

The article will describe how a large primary care clinic redesigned its processes and improved its quality, patient satisfaction and viability.


Sep 2007 Issue
Quick Ways to Maximize Your Office Space [Feature]

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.


Jun 2007 Issue
Huddles: Improve Office Efficiency in Mere Minutes [Feature]

The authors, who work for TransforMed, explain how implementing morning huddles helped improve office efficiency and improve staff attitudes at a practice, and how other family practices can try the same technique.


May 2007 Issue
Getting Beyond Blame in Your Practice [Feature]

The article explains how blame, accusation and finger-pointing can doom quality improvement efforts, and it offers tips for fostering a "blame-free" culture within a medical practice so that physicians and employees can learn from mistakes and pursue quality improvement.


Apr 2007 Issue
Strategies for Developing a Knowledge-Driven Culture in Your Practice [Feature]

The author describes the concept of knowledge management, which has been examined in the business literature, to medical practices and applies it to medical practice, offering tips about how best to spread knowledge among staff.


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