Making the Case for Using an Internal PTF for Medical Homes
Posted April 03, 2015 by Cindy Hutter
One way to ensure accelerated progress in your patient- and family-centered medical home (PFCMH) transformation is to enlist a dedicated person—a practice transformation facilitator—to lead the effort. The practice transformation facilitator (PTF) approach is a tested method that has helped many practices overcome significant challenges in implementing the PFCMH model.
While there is significant literature supporting the use of PTFs to facilitate PFCMH efforts, the majority of programs use PTFs who are external to the practices, employed by a central hub organization that provides training and support.
In our new white paper, Cultivating Internal Change Agents for Medical Home Transformation, learn about an innovative approach to training internal PTFs for PFCMH implementation efforts.
You’ll benefit from our findings after leading a 29-month learning collaborative, specifically:
- The valuable role the PTF serves in the medical home transformation process
- The essential characteristics and key activities of PTFs to ensure a successful transition
- Strategies to overcome common challenges and recommendations for use of the internal PTF model in your PFCMH transformation efforts
- Whether to enlist an internal PTF or an external PTF at your practice and the benefits/drawbacks of each
Download the new white paper and share your experiences using a PTF or on medical home transformation below or in our medical home online community group!
To learn more about NICHQ's medical home work, visit http://medicalhome.nichq.org/
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