In this study, the researchers examine how to build staff buy-in for PCMH transformation. The study authors conclude that “Practices seeking to become a PCMH face numerous challenges. In our study, however, participants affirmed that the benefits can be substantial and showed that given necessary internal and external supports, long-term buy-in to PCMH can be achieved.”
The researchers conducted in-depth interviews with individuals in medical practices participating in a PCMH initiative. The findings from the interviews, published in the January-February issue of the Annals of Family Medicine, identify 13 strategies for achieving whole-staff engagement during the transformation to PCMH. These strategies fit into three themes: effective internal communication, effective resource use, and creation of a team environment.
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