New online resource assists safety-net primary care practice improvement

While countless online practice-improvement resources exist, there is an acute need for help in safety-net primary care, especially as the U.S. healthcare industry slowly shifts away from fee-for-service to outcomes-based care.

That is the idea behind the Primary Care Information Network, a new offering from the Primary Care Development Corp., a New York City-based organization that promotes primary care access and improvement in underserved communities.

“Ours has a particular focus on safety-net providers,” explained Alan Mitchell, director of the organization’s Center for Primary Care Transformation and lead on the PCIN project. “These are resources and tools for primary care practices who are hoping to improve the quality and safety of their care.”

The site features information on such topics as scheduling workflows, care coordination, the patient-centered medical home model, health IT and specific tools for HIV prevention.

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