Keli Christman of Winding Waters Clinic

Primary care transformation: Winding Waters' remarkable journey

Set at the foot of eastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains and surrounded by 2.3 million acres of national forest, Winding Waters Clinic is a nationally recognized leader in health care transformation. But just a few years ago, their physicians faced a familiar challenge: how to keep their private rural practice open.

Sky Lakes clinics take QI a step further with the BP call-back card

Learn how a small primary care system in rural Oregon was inspired take the next step after a successful training on proper BP measurement.

Three women talking—Don’t Be Lonely: How to Fight Burnout Through Team-Based Care

Don’t be lonely: How to fight burnout through team-based care

In the latest article from Implementing Innovations into Practice, Atul Gawande, MD, says it's the slow, steady work of primary care doctors working in teams who improve health outcomes. It addresses these two key questions: How do you set up such a team? How do you avoid burning out the very providers whose care can make such a difference?

Medical assistants

Too much to do? Look to your medical assistants in this new training program

Primary care practices are changing from physician-centered organizations (“only I can do it”) to patient-focused teams.  Is your practice making full use of your medical assistants?  

A few of our favorite things in primary care

These are a few of our favorite things in primary care

As 2016 winds down, we’re taking a look back at the top five stories published since we launched Implementing Innovations into Practice. Each story provides practical tips your practice can use to improve care and patient health.

The Implementing Innovations into Practice Blog: News and opportunities from the frontlines of primary care

Primary care is changing quickly—and it’s tough to keep up with the research, information, requirements, and opportunities that fly your way. This blog was created to put primary care-related “news you can use” at your fingertips. 
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