RC and Transformation of Primary Care
Primary care innovations are essential for achieving the goals of accountable care. Much of the current work on relational coordination in healthcare is beginning to incorporate a focus on primary care transformation. Here we share recent studies that provide insight into the role of relational coordination in the transformation of primary care. For additional insight, please attend our March webinar on "Designing Primary Care that is Patient Centered and Relationally Coordinated," facilitated by Marjorie Godfrey of The Dartmouth Institute's Microsystem Academy.
"Relational Coordination Between Community Health Nurses and Other Professionals in Delivering Care to Community-Dwelling Frail People," Cramm, J.M., Hoeljmakers, M., Nieboer, A.P. (2013), Journal of Nursing Management.
"The Importance of Relational Coordination and Reciprocal Learning for Chronic Illness Care in Primary Care Teams," Noel, P., Lanham, H., Palmer, R., Leykhum, L. & Parchman, M. (2012), Health Care Management Review, 38(1):20-28.
“Meta-Analysis: Effect of Interactive Communication between Collaborating Primary Care Physicians and Specialists,” by R. Foy, S. Hempel, L. Rubenstein, M. Suttorp, M. Seelig, R. Shanman and P.G. Shekelle, Annals of Internal Medicine, 152(4): 247-258 (2010).
Not Yet Published
"Making Expanded Team-Based Models of Primary Care Work: A Workforce Capability Model that Prepares, Supports and Sustains Providers and Managers of Complex Care Coordination," Naccarrello, L. (2013), research proposal.