October 16, 2014 – The journal Medical Care recently announced a special supplement issue focused on the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative (SNMHI), a five year effort to transform safety net primary care providers in five states into high functioning patient centered medical homes (PCMHs). The PCMH is widely-advocated new model of primary care and the SNMHI was the first national PCMH demonstration project conducted in the safety net. A CCDTR team conducted the evaluation of the SNMHI, under the direction of principal investigator and CCDTR Director Marshall Chin.
The three CCDTR studies included in the special issue are:
Click here to read the Medical Care media release.
Click here to read the Qualis Health media release.
For more information on the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, visit www.safetynetmedicalhome.org.
September 8, 2014 – Last Thursday and Friday, CCDTR investigators attended the annual Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) meeting at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. At the meeting on Friday, Robert Nocon presented and won an award for a poster about the Patient-Centered Medical Home project entitled “Developing a Short-Form Version of the Safety Net Medical Home Scale.” Congratulations Robert and team!
July 2012 – A CCDTR study showed that clinics that function as a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) face higher operating costs. While primary care practices across the country are being asked to implement the PCMH model, little research had shown how the model would affect clinic costs and the limited existing research showed mixed results. CCDTR researchers, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration, used data from federally funded health centers to carry out the first national study to address this question. The study is from the Transforming Safety Net Clinics into Patient-Centered Medical Homes Evaluation Project (PI: Dr. Marshall Chin) and was published in the journal JAMA. The study was highlighted in media outlets including Crain’s Chicago Business, Fox News, Science Life, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the Hyde Park Herald.
March 2012 – AAFP News highlights CCDTR study results showing that the patient-centered medical home is associated with higher morale and job satisfaction, but also risk of provider burnout. The study is from the Transforming Safety Net Clinics into Patient-Centered Medical Homes Evaluation Project (PI: Dr. Marshall Chin) and was published in the journal Archives of internal Medicine. The study was also profiled in Cardiovascular Business.