Achieving Quality Improvements

Medical homes will be carefully monitoring their quality data to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.  While many community health centers have had experience and success with quality improvement activities, such quality improvement processes must become ongoing and continuous.

Medical Home Safety Net Initiative, Resources on Quality Improvement Strategy

Wagner EH, Coleman K, Reid RJ, Phillips K, Sugarman JR. Guiding Transformation: How Medical Practices Can Become Patient-Centered Medical Homes, The Commonwealth Fund (2012)

Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Plan-Do-Study-Act

American Academy of Family Physicians, Family Practice Management Toolbox: Practice Improvement

Landon BE, Hicks LS, O’Malley AJ, Lieu TA, Keegan T, McNeil BJ, Guadagnoli E.  Improving the management of chronic disease at community health centers. New Eng J Med. (2007);356(9):921-934

Chin MH, Drum ML, Guillen M, Rimington A, Levie JR, Kirchhoff AC, Quinn MT, Schaefer CT.  Improving and sustaining diabetes care in community health centers with health disparities collaboratives. Med Care Res Rev. (2007);45(12):1135-1143

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