Creating Care Teams

One of the workflow changes required for effective medical homes is the creation of care teams to support each primary care provider.  These care teams must have the appropriate education, training, skills, and experience to function as a complementary and interdisciplinary team.

Medical Home Safety Net Initiative, Resources on Continuous Team-Based Healing Relationships

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)

Willard R, Bodenheimer T. The Building Blocks of High-Performing Primary Care: Lessons from the Field, California HealthCare Foundation (2012)

Bodenheimer T.  Building Teams in Primary Care: Lessons Learned, California HealthCare Foundation (2007)

Bodenheimer T.  Building Teams in Primary Care: Fifteen Case Studies, California HealthCare Foundation (2007)

Veterans Health Administration, Engaging the Team in the Idea of a Patient-Centered Medical Home and Analyzing Tasks to Redesign Your Team for the Patient-Centered Medical Home (fact sheets)

Taylor EF, Machta RM Meyers DS, Genevro J, Peikes DN. Enhancing the primary care team to provide redesigned care: The roles of practice facilitators and care managers. Ann Fam Med (2013);11(1):80-83

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Developing and Running a Practice Facilitation Program for Primary Care Transformation: A How-To Guide (2011)

Baskerville NB, Liddy C, Hogg W. Systematic review and meta-analysis of practice facilitation within primary care settings. Ann Fam Med. (2012);10(1): 63-74

Grumbach K, Bainbridge E, Bodenheimer T. Facilitating improvement in primary care: The promise of practice coaching, The Commonwealth Fund (2012)

California HealthCare Foundation, Team Meetings in a Clinical Environment (2009)

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