There are no sets rules for where you should begin or focus your efforts. Experience and research suggest that there are recommended stages and building blocks to developing a Patient’s Medical Home, as illustrated in the graphic below. However, if this approach does not work for you, start instead
- with your strengths
- where your interests lie
- by addressing a pain point—something that is not working well for you
- with areas identified for improvement in your practice assessment.
Safety Net’s recommended steps and topics for the Patient’s Medical Home are approached in a staged method. “Change concepts” are general ideas used to stimulate specific, actionable steps that lead to improvement. This framework includes eight change concepts in four stages.