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Commonwealth Medicine researchers share how they examine primary care practice transformation

September 03, 2013
Commonwealth Medicine researchers post on AEA365 blog.

Commonwealth Medicine researchers examining the impact of the Massachusetts Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative share their evaluation methodology in a recent blog post for AEA365, a blog sponsored by the American Evaluation Association.

In their post, Linda Cabral and Laura Sefton of the Center for Health Policy and Research explain how the they determined which primary care practices would receive site visits. Cabral and Sefton are part of a team evaluating the outcomes of primary care practice transformation across the state. UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division has worked closely with MassHealth on the statewide, multi-payer project. The initiative is led by Deputy Chief Medical Officer Judith L. Steinberg, MD, MPH.

The AEA365 blog highlights tips, resources and lessons learned for evaluators. Read the full blog post, “So many to choose from: How to Select Organizations for a Site Visit,” at AEA365.