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The goal of the PCMH Learning Collaborative is to provide the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to optimize care through a patient centered, coordinated approach. We teach care teams to work together and look at their work through microsystems and process oriented lenses in order to achieve high level patient care, and a high level of patient and staff satisfaction, in addition to creating an efficient practice. 

Participating practice teams will receive support as they move through the transformation process and will have access to improvement coaching and technical assistance. For a list of change and improvement tools used throughout the collaborative learning sessions click here.

Wave 6 Learning Collaborative Presentations

Click below to download Presentations. For a list of tools you can download,
please visit our Practice Improvement Tools Page.

Wave 5 Learning Session 1 Presentation Slides January 14, 2015 - Part 1

Wave 5 Learning Collaborative Presentations

Wave 5 All Team Webinar Video: Click here to view the video of Lisbon Falls Health Center talk about their storyposter. (Thank you to Kelly Austin for doing an amazing job!)

Wave 5 Learning Session 1 Presentation Slides January 14, 2015 - Part 1 | Part 2Part 3 | Part 4

Introducing BrightSpots - View

We've compiled a booklet of improvement success from our collaborative teams, we'll continue adding to the compilation as we receive these fantastic stories!

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Wave 4 Learning Collborative Presentations

Click below to download Presentations. For a list of tools you can download,
please visit our Practice Improvement Tools Page.

Wave 4 Learning Session 1 Presentation Slides - Part 1 | Part 2
Wave 4 Learning Session 2 Presentation Slides - Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

2013 Summit Presentations: (will start automatically on click)
  Measurement of Success and Progress- Angie Gagne and Valerie Jackson
  Leadership - Mark Fulton


We have been fortunate to work with many enthusiastic and high performing teams throughout the 4 waves (so far) of our learning collaborative.

The general format we follow is 2 full or half day sessions of learning microsystems theory and tools and as much time for teams to practice real-time as possible.

The final (3rd) session includes some didactic teaching, but the highlight is that each team creates a presentation complete with posters, creative designs, prizes (and even lobster in one case), to showcase one of their greatest successes or learning from becoming a medical home.

Some examples:

Saint Marys Medical Associates 

Wave 3 St. Mary's Medical Associates with their poster board

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Wave 4 presentation by Practice Improvement Advisor Karen Whalen

SMMC Primecare Peds

Southern Maine Healthcare Pediatrics - Kennebunk

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Wave 4 learning session 2 at our regional collaborative in the Rockport/Belfast Area

Wave 4 Mascot

Our unofficial Wave 4 Mascot (from the Craignare Inn) 

Dr. Steele kicks off Wave 1 with a laugh

In May 2012, Dr. Eric Steele kicked off Wave 1 of the MaineHealth and
MMCPHO learning sessions with a fantastic recap of the work Eastern
Maine had done around the Medical Home. View his presentation below:

Our Collaborative Teams:


Wave 1 Wave 2
LMP Internal Medicine Coastal Maine Internal Medicine
LMP Pediatrics Full Circle Family Medicine
Maine Centers for Healthcare - Westbrook LMP Family Care Center
MMP Lakes Region Primary Care LMP Family Medicine - Damariscotta
MMP Portland Pediatrics LMP Family Medicine - Waldoboro
MidCoast Medical Group - Topsham MMP Scarborough Family Medicine
Pen Bay Family Medicine MMP South Portland Pediatrics
SMHC Biddeford Pediatrics PenBay Rockport Family Medicine
Western Maine Pediatrics St. Mary's Medical Associates
SMHC Kennebunk Pediatrics
WCMP - Family Medicine
Wave 3 Wave 4
St. Mary's - Auburn Medical Associates Donald S Walker Health Center
St. Mary's - CCS Family Health Center Searsport Health Center
SMHC- Sanford Family Practice PenBay - Waldoboro Family Medicine
St. Mary's - Dr. Kappelmann Practice WCMP - Family Medicine (Mailloux)
St. Mary's - Lewiston Medical Associates  
St. Mary's - Lisbon Falls Family Health Center  
Pen Bay Internal Medicine  
Royal River Family Care  
SMHC Saco Pediatrics
 Wave 5 Wave 6
 WCHC - Stockton Springs Regional Health Center SMHC - Family Medicine Waterboro
 WCHC - Lincolnville Regional Health Center  WCHC - Paul Mazur Internal Medicine
 WCHC  - Donald Walker Health Center SMCH - Sanford Pediatrics
 PenBay - Robert Merrill Family Medicine  St. Mary's - CCS Pediatrics
  Primary Care at Memorial Hospital  MCMG - Topsham Family Practice
  SMHC - Internal Medicine Kennebunk  WCHC - Arthur Jewell Health Center
  St. Mary's Medical Associates  
 SMHC - Sanford Internal Medicine  

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