Joy in Practice

A patient-centered medical home model has been shown to improve health outcomes for patients at a lower cost to the health care system. But, what has it done for the physician?

PCMH innovations lead to Joy in Practice

A project from the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation(www.abimfoundation.org) found that high-functioning primary care practices have put into place innovations that replace clinician burnout and patient dissatisfaction with joy in practice, improved patient care, and a better patient experience.

The innovations that freed physicians and clinicians from administrative duties, put them more in control of their work environment, and better organized their work include:

  • pre-visit planning
  • improved team communication through co-location
  • in-visit scribing for medical record documentation
  • expanding health care coaching, care coordination, and integrated behavioral health to non-physician members of the team
  • re-engineering prescription renewals

Practice Innovation Q&A

Learn about the impact of practice trasformation from family physicians who are making it happen. Read through our Joy in Practice Q&As with:

FMIG events on PCMH

Read about how two FMIGs have helped bring the PCMH message to campus through their events: