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:
- Pennsylvania State College of Medicine FMIG: Medical students learn how practicing in the team-based PCMH care system at Kaiser Permanente has decreased physician burnout.
- New York Medical College FMIG: Medical students hear from Open Door Family Medical Health Centers about how the PCMH is a customizable model, not a one-size-fits-all solution.