Online Course "Practice Leaders in Medical Homes"

About the Course
The target audience for this course are physicians, practice administrators, and other practice leaders who wish to transform their practices into medical homes. The course provides practicing physicians and other practice leaders with an awareness of the competencies needed to facilitate a medical home. It is an asynchronous course that begins with a short introduction followed by nine one-hour modules. Each module includes self-assessment questions, a short reading, a narrated presentation, a case study, a video vignette, final assessment questions, and a list of additional resources.  The Lipitz Center recruited national content experts to help develop the nine course modules. 

  • Module 1: Assessing Readiness to Change into a Medical Home, by Mindi McKenna, PhD, MBA
  • Module 2: Leading Change in Medical Homes, by Alan Lazaroff, MD
  • Module 3: Health Information Technology in Medical Homes, by Chad Boult, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Module 4: Interdisciplinary Teams in Medical Homes, by Ron Stock, MD, MA
  • Module 5: Communicating with Patients of Medical Homes, by Danelle Cayea, MD, MS
  • Module 6: Supporting Patient Self-Management within Medical Homes, by Margaret Gadon, MD, MPH
  • Module 7: Care Management in Medical Homes, by Bruce Leff, MD
  • Module 8: Continuity of Care for Patients of Medical Homes, by Cynthia Boyd, MD, MPH
  • Module 9: Managing the Medical Home, by David Dorr, MD, MS

Practice Leaders in Medical Homes is provided by the Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Tuition is $15 US per module.  At the end of each module, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Physicians in the United States will earn one CME credit per one-hour module.

  • This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1 prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). AAFP accreditation begins July 20, 2010. Term of approval is for two years from this date, with option for yearly renewal. The AAFP designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per module (Introduction not included).
  • This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for one credit hour per module by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The AOA designates this educational activity for the maximum of one AOA Category 2-B credit per one-hour module (Introduction not included). For an osteopathic physician to receive credit, he/she must make a passing grade of 70% or better.

Other learners may qualify for continuing education credit from the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE).

This course was developed in association with the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians, the American Geriatrics Society, and the Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

It is the policy of the Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care that all CME planning committee members, advisory committee members, reviewers, authors, and staff disclose relationships with commercial entities upon nomination/invitation of participation. Disclosure documents are reviewed for potential conflict of interests and, if identified, they are resolved prior to confirmation of participation. Only these participants who have no conflict of interest or who agree to an identified resolution process prior to their participation were involved in this CME activity. The committee members, reviewers, authors and staff reported no potential conflicts of interest.

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Tools & Assistance

Practice Readiness Self-Assessment

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