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Family Medicine

Benjamin Schneider, Frances E Biagioli, Ryan Palmer, Peggy O'Neill, Sean C Robinson, Rebecca E Cantone
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Competency-based medical education (CBME) has been incorporated into graduate medical education accreditation and is being introduced in undergraduate medical education. Family medicine (FM) faculty at one institution developed a CBME FM clerkship to intentionally maintain the integrity of FM specialty-specific teaching during their institutional CBME curricular revision. METHODS: From the five FM domains (Access to Care, Continuity of Care, Comprehensive Care, Coordination of Care, and Contextual Care), 10 competencies and 23 FM educational activities (EAs) were defined...
January 24, 2019: Family Medicine
Matt Martin, Leslie Allison, Elizabeth Banks, David Bauman, Jennifer Harsh, Amber Hewitt, Linda Myerholtz, Max Zubatsky, Larry Mauksch
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are several trends compelling physicians to acquire team-based skills for interprofessional care. One underdeveloped area of team-based skills for physicians is integrated behavioral health (IBH) in primary care. We used a Delphi method to explore what skills were needed for residents to practice integrated behavioral health. METHODS: We conducted a literature review of IBH competencies and found 41 competencies across seven domains unique to physicians...
January 24, 2019: Family Medicine
Amanda Kost, Ashley Bentley, Julie Phillips, Christina Kelly, Jacob Prunuske, Christopher P Morley
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Fewer than 10% of US medical school graduates enter family medicine residencies each year. Little is known about the perceptions and attitudes of senior medical students as they make final decisions about specialty choice, especially those that support a decision to pursue family medicine. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) administered a national survey to US seniors in 2015 to explore these factors. METHODS: US seniors who were AAFP members (N=11,998) were invited to complete a survey exploring attitudes toward family medicine and experiences that influenced interest and choice of family medicine (FM) or other specialties...
February 2019: Family Medicine
Beat Steiner
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February 2019: Family Medicine
Vivian Jiang
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February 2019: Family Medicine
Kim Yu, Natasha Bhuyan, Christina Kelly, Jean Shiraki, Alice Esame, Carlos E Cunha, Christopher Watson
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February 2019: Family Medicine
Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, Brian Frank, Jennifer Edgoose, Lloyd Michener, Thomas Weida, Michael Rodriguez, Laura Gottlieb, Bonzo Reddick, Christina Kelly, Kim Yu, Sarah Davis, Jewell Carr, Jay W Lee, Karen L Smith, Ronna D New
Achieving health equity requires an evaluation of social, economic, environmental, and other factors that impede optimal health for all. Family medicine has long valued an ecological perspective of health, partnering with families and communities. However, both the quantity and degree of continued health disparities requires that family medicine intentionally work toward improvement in health equity. In recognition of this, Family Medicine for America's Health (FMAHealth) formed a Health Equity Tactic Team (HETT)...
February 2019: Family Medicine
Jason E Marker, Kisha N Davis, Rebecca Etz, Samuel M Jones, Jay W Lee, Michael LeFevre, Robert Phillips
Family Medicine for America's Health (FMAHealth) is a strategic planning organization effort that was created out of the reevaluation of the first Future of Family Medicine project from 2004. This article is a summary of the key findings of the FMAHealth Practice Core Team. At the highest level, we find that family medicine practices have compelling intrinsic and extrinsic reasons to evolve to new models of care delivery. We have demonstrated that payment transformation is imperative to successful practice transformation and that comprehensive payment models that include attention to physician work within the social determinants of health and require fewer administrative burdens will be key to achieving the quadruple aim...
February 2019: Family Medicine
Aaron George, Neha Sachdev, John Hoff, Stanley Borg, Thomas Weida, Malachi O'Connor, Kisha N Davis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Fee for service (FFS), the dominant payment model for primary care in the United States, compensates physicians based on volume. There are many initiatives exploring alternative payment models that prioritize value over volume. The Family Medicine for America's Health (FMAHealth) Payment Team has developed a comprehensive primary care payment (CPCP) model to support the move from activity- and volume-based payment to performance-based payment for value. METHODS: In 2016-2017, the FMAHealth Payment Team performed a comprehensive study of the current state of primary care payment models in the United States...
February 2019: Family Medicine
Ted Epperly, Christine Bechtel, Rosemarie Sweeney, Ann Greiner, Kevin Grumbach, Julie Schilz, Glen Stream, Malachi O'Connor
As America's health care system continues to transform, the foundational importance of primary care becomes more clear. The Joint Principles of the Patient Centered Medical Home are now more than a decade old. As delivery reform continues, the importance of seven essential shared principles have emerged from a dynamic, collaborative, and iterative process of consensus building across multiple stakeholders. These seven principles will help the public, policy makers, payers, physicians, and other clinical providers speak with a unified voice about these core principles that define the enduring essence and value of primary care...
February 2019: Family Medicine
Diane Stollenwerk, Lauren Birchfield Kennedy, Lauren S Hughes, Malachi O'Connor
In 2014, Family Medicine for America's Health (FMAHealth) began implementing a specialty-wide strategic plan. The FMAHealth Board of Directors created an Engagement Tactic Team and charged the team with two major objectives: (1) to engage patients as partners in transforming primary care, and (2) to strengthen working alliances with other primary care professions and key stakeholders to speak with a unified voice for primary care. The team's first objective sought to engage patients as partners to achieve the triple aim...
February 2019: Family Medicine
Christina Kelly, Anastasia J Coutinho, Natasha Bhuyan, Alexandra Gits, Mustafa Alavi, Tiffany Ho, Jean Shiraki, Kristina Dakis, Cecilia Jojola, Chandler Stisher
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Trainees-medical students and residents-are an important constituency of family medicine. The Family Medicine for America's Health (FMAHealth) Workforce Education and Development (WED) Tactic Team attempted to engage trainees in FMAHealth objectives via a nationally accessible leadership development program. We discuss a how-to mechanism to develop similar models, while highlighting areas for improvement. METHODS: The Student and Resident Collaborative recruited a diverse group of trainees to comprise five teams: student choice of family medicine, health policy and advocacy, burnout prevention, medical student education, and workforce diversity...
February 2019: Family Medicine
Mary Theobald, Ann Ruttter, Beat Steiner, Christopher P Morley
In late 2015, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) was charged with Family Medicine for America's Health's (FMAHealth) Workforce Education and Development Core Team's task of identifying, developing, and disseminating resources for community preceptors. The charge from FMAHealth came at a time when STFM was discussing strategies to address the critical shortage of clinical training sites for medical students. STFM hosted a summit to identify the most significant reasons for the shortage of community preceptors and shape the priorities, leadership, and investments needed to ensure the ongoing education of the primary care workforce...
February 2019: Family Medicine
Christina Kelly, Anastasia J Coutinho, Constance Goldgar, Wanda Gonsalves, Cal Gutkin, Rick Kellerman, Gerald Fetter, Mike Tuggy, Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, Judith Pauwels, B Tate Hinkle, Natasha Bhuyan, KrisEmily McCrory, Michelle A Roett, John Snellings, Kim Yu, Ashley Bentley
When the Family Medicine for America's Health (FMAHealth) Workforce Education and Development Tactic Team (WEDTT) began its work in December 2014, one of its charges from the FMAHealth Board was to increase family physician production to achieve the diverse primary care workforce the United States needs. The WEDTT created a multilevel interfunctional team to work on this priority initiative that included a focus on student, resident, and early-career physician involvement and leadership development. One major outcome was the adoption of a shared aim, known as 25 x 2030...
February 2019: Family Medicine
Mustafa Alavi, Tiffany Ho, Chandler Stisher, Emma Richardson, Christina Kelly, KrisEmily McCrory, John Snellings, Katie Zurek, Mandy Ward Boltz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Family Medicine for America's Health Workforce and Education Team aims to increase the number of medical students choosing family medicine to address the projected primary care physician shortage. This aim can be achieved by developing a well-trained primary care workforce. Our student- and resident-led FMAHealth work group aimed to identify factors that influenced fourth-year medical students' choice to become family physicians. The secondary objective compared such factors between the 10 medical schools with the highest percentage of students matching into family medicine and non-top 10 medical schools...
February 2019: Family Medicine
Cecil Robinson, Jay W Lee, Kisha N Davis, Malachi O'Connor
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Family physicians are increasingly making or contemplating various methods of practice transformation, but most report significant barriers to making that transition. Given strong interest in practice transformation, and perceived barriers to doing so, it is important to examine how some practices are implementing changes and overcoming barriers. In this project, Family Medicine for America's Health Practice Team learned from practices across the United States that are transforming and experiencing the benefits of working in a comprehensive, value-based practice...
February 2019: Family Medicine
Christina M Hester, Vivian Jiang, Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, Andrew Bazemore, Jennifer K Carroll, Jennifer E DeVoe, W Perry Dickinson, Alex H Krist, Winston Liaw, Ronna D New, Tom Vansaghi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Family medicine is continuously advanced by a reinforcing research enterprise. In the United States, each national family medicine organization contributes to the discipline's research foundations. We sought to map the unique and interorganizational roles of the eight US family medicine professional organizations participating in Family Medicine for America's Health (FMAHealth) in supporting family medicine research. METHODS: We interviewed leaders and reviewed supporting materials from organizations participating in FMAHealth...
February 2019: Family Medicine
Amanda Weidner, Lars E Peterson, Arch G Mainous, Avisek Datta, Bernard Ewigman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Capacity for conducting family medicine research has grown significantly since the specialty was founded. Many calls to increase this capacity have been published, but there has been no consistent, systematic, and longitudinal assessment. This survey was designed to gather baseline data with an easily replicable set of measures associated with research productivity that can guide and monitor the impact of efforts to build research capacity in US departments of family medicine (DFMs)...
February 2019: Family Medicine
Winston Liaw, Stephen Petterson, Vivian Jiang, Andrew Bazemore, James Pecsok, Daniel McCorry, Bernard Ewigman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: While prior efforts have assessed the scope of family medicine research, the methods have differed, and the efforts have not been routinely repeated. The purpose of this analysis was to quantify publications, journals, citations, and funding of US family medicine faculty and identify factors associated with these outcomes. METHODS: We identified faculty in US departments of family medicine through website searches and performed a cross-sectional study...
February 2019: Family Medicine
Glen Stream
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February 2019: Family Medicine
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