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Choosing a Focal Area

Key principles for making progress:

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.

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http://www.safetynetmedicalhome.org/change-concepts

To see SafetyNet visual, go to page 5 (of 7) at the following link http://www.safetynetmedicalhome.org/sites/default/files/Change-Concepts-for-Practice-Transformation.pdf

The province of Alberta also uses a similar model to Safety Net for approaching implementation of the Patient’s Medical Home. http://www.topalbertadoctors.org/file/guide-to-implementation-elements-pmh.pdf


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