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Health coaching is, without question, a cornerstone of the medical home model. According to our data, about 50% of practices transitioning to the medical home model add new health coach staff, while other sites work with the existing team to expand emphasis on health coaching activities. Either way, ensuring right skill set is a major challenge: Many organizations have had difficulty filling the role with staff with all the clinical, organizational, and "people' skills required to deliver real results.
Training health coaches: Inside Mercy Clinics' program
The most recent Medical Home Project Innovator Spotlight Series webconference showcased the work of Baylor Healthcare in building a system-level platform to support a major multi-site rollout of the PCMH model. Administrators walked through their approach, challenges, and lessons learned.
Slides and recorded audio for the webconference are both located here
Launching 45 medical homes in one year
In addition to this blog, we also starting to share more frequent updates on Twitter. It turns out to be a great way to share breaking medical home developments and some of the interesting items and links that crop up every day in the research of the Medical Home Project.
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- If you've never used Twitter, this is a perfect, professionally defensible opportunity to try it out!