Transforming the Primary Care Practice

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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Overview

In this rapidly changing health care environment, now is the time for primary care practices to rethink their approaches to providing care. Doing things “the way we’ve always done it” is no longer enough; primary care organizations must learn how to transform their systems of care in a way that will lead to better, sustainable results.

Meaningful use, the patient-centered medical home, advanced primary care, person- and family-centered care, and electronic health records all constitute new challenges for office practices, yet they also present new opportunities. When equipped with foundational skills and knowledge, organizations that have a will to change and improve can thrive in this new environment.

To help primary care practices adapt and succeed, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is pleased to offer an intensive program, Transforming the Primary Care Practice. Designed to bring together the best knowledge available, this three-day intensive program will guide participants towards exceptional advanced primary care and the meaningful use of information technology. A group of expert faculty will teach participants accessible, continuous, and coordinated family-centered care using a team approach, health information technology (HIT), and shared decision making.

This program will lay the foundation for ongoing improvement, while also providing the opportunity for practices to immerse themselves in key changes that will propel them towards a system that works better, is more cost effective, and meets the needs of the community.

Topic areas to be covered include:

  • Access and continuity (day-long session)
  • Person- and family-centered care (half-day session)
  • Care team optimization
  • HIT and using data for improvement
  • Improving efficiencies and flow
  • Care coordination​
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