AHRQ develops version of evidenced-based improvement program for doctors offices

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) today released TeamSTEPPS for office-based care, a version of the evidence-based program aimed at optimizing the use of evidence, information, people and resources to achieve the best outcomes for patients in settings such as primary, specialty and pediatric care offices, patient-centered medical homes and walk-in clinics. 

According to AHRQ, TeamSTEPPS for Office-Based Care adapts the core concepts of the TeamSTEPPS program to reflect the environment of office-based teams. The examples, discussions, and exercises are tailored to the medical office environment. It is a full version of TeamSTEPPS, including all of the fundamentals modules as well as modules to assist in implementation.

The audience for TeamSTEPPS for Office-Based Care is wide. It is appropriate for:

  • Primary care offices.
  • Specialty offices (cardiology, obstetrics, etc.).
  • Pediatrics.
  • Patient-centered medical homes.
  • Walk-in clinics.
  • Large medical office buildings.
  • Small or rural offices.
  • Clinics in retail settings.
  • Patients and families.