A practice assessment allows the team to identify a starting point from which to evolve throughout the transformation.
Medical home transformation involves changes in practice policies, procedures and overall practice culture. In order to achieve these changes, a medical home improvement team should be established and must first assess existing practices, work flow, clinic structure, processes and procedures.
A practice assessment can help a medical home improvement team to:
- Identify existing medical home policies and procedures.
- Identify policies and procedures which can be improved.
- Identify policies and procedures which can be modified or eliminated.
- Identify new policies and procedures which can be implemented.
- Measure transformation progress over time.
Tools and Resources
EQIPP Medical Home: Practice Survey
Comprehensive tool which will allow practice self-assessment in various aspects of medical home such as: population management, teamwork, family-centered and coordinated care, among others.
Medical Home Index
Validated self-assessment tool designed to measure observable and tangible behaviors to assess the degree of medical home-ness within a practice.
Practice Improvement Checklist: Getting Started
Practice Improvement Checklist: Building on Change
Practice Improvement Checklist: Sustaining Success
Self-assessment tools that primary care practices can use to determine their level of medical home-ness.
American Academy of Pediatrics