Both the PCN and practice team Patient's Medical Home assessment tools were adapted from the
Safety Net Medical Home Initiative (SNMHI) to fit the Alberta context. The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative was a national Patient-Centred Medical Home (PCMH) demonstration to help 65 primary care safety net sites become high-performing medical homes and improve quality, efficiency and patient experience
NOTE: the assessment has been designed to be administered with the support of a facilitator. Please speak with your PCN to learn more about local supports available to physicians and practice teams.
The assessment is divided into 3 parts:
Supporting Resources for the Practice Assessment
The Patient's Medical Home (PMH) Measurement Tool Version 1 (V1.0) is a new tool to assess progress on PMH implementation in primary care clinics. Development of this tool began in 2019, testing of a prototype was completed in early 2020, and revisions were completed in late 2020. A literature review and environmental scan were conducted to inform the development of the tool. As such, please consider this version of the PMH Measurement Tool to be experimental, as it requires further validation.
Questions and/or feedback on any aspect of V1.0 are welcome and, in fact, are needed to move this draft forward. We have provided questions to help guide users on reviewing the tool and sharing feedback. If you are interested in using the PMH Measurement Tool V1.0, please contact Wanda Truong, firstname.lastname@example.org, for support or to request more information.
PCN Assessment Tool
Use the Medical Home Assessment Tool below in your PCN to review programs and guide selection of future priorities: