NICHQ's Pediatric Medical Home Framework was developed through years of experience helping to transform pediatric practices into medical homes. The framework captures what NICHQ believes to be the best, evidence-based approaches to medical home practice transformation. Since many medical homes seek NCQA recognition, this tool has been specifically designed to map tested change concepts in NICHQ's framework to the 2014 NCQA PCMH standards.
NICHQ’s Care Team Role Builder enables pediatric practices to match up their practice activities--such as those associated with registration, population management or care coordination--with the appropriate care team member. Users can also assign the time in the visit cycle and the mode of communication. Get started today with this interactive online resource.
Creating your practice’s care plan template should be an iterative process. The key is to get started and then keep adding elements to the care plan and assessing to make sure you balance the patient and practice’s needs. This resource lets pediatric practices pick and choose items to include in a care plan.
This guide is intended to help both family members and healthcare professionals who are working together to improve care for children with special healthcare needs. Joining together in multi-disciplinary teams, family members and providers are increasingly working as equal partners to improve care. Collaborating as equals may be new for family members and providers. This guide includes information and guidance on how to get the most out of this potentially powerful partnership.
This toolkit is designed to help your pediatric practice build a system for listening to this feedback by creating their own Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). The kit provides step-by-step guidance on how to effectively engage family perspectives in the design of services and to improve overall quality in the delivery of those services.
Family Engagement Guide: The Role of Family Health Partners in Quality Improvement Within a Pediatric Medical Home
This guide will help pediatric practices determine if they are ready to work with families as improvement partners, how to recruit and work with family health partners and how to evaluate, sustain and improve the family health partners role and relationship.
In this paper, Cultivating Internal Change Agents for Medical Home Transformation, read about the Practice Transformation Facilitator (PTF) model including useful characteristics of PTFs, strategies for overcoming common challenges, and how the PTF model can be used to further the work of practice transformation.
This guide is a "nuts and bolts" manual about how to implement a healthy weight clinic in a primary care practice. A healthy weight clinic provides multi-disciplinary, community-oriented care within the medical home setting for children and adolescents who are overweight or obese.