Michael Parchman is a nationally recognized scholar in chronic illness care research and the director of Group Health Research Institute (GHRI)’s MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation. Dr. Parchman joined the GHRI faculty as a senior investigator in 2010, assuming the role previously held by MacColl Director Emeritus Ed Wagner, MD, MPH.
A family practitioner and health services researcher, Dr. Parchman previously served as the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) Initiative and senior advisor for primary care. He has worked extensively with the Chronic Care Model—which Group Health pioneered and the MacColl Center developed and disseminated worldwide.
One of Dr. Parchman’s unique contributions has been using complexity science to explore how diverse health care teams can work together to achieve high-quality care. “Traditional statistical and research methods assume linear and repeatable patterns,” he explains. “However, complex systems like health care delivery sites do not act in that way. A different type of inquiry is required.”
Before joining AHRQ in 2010, Dr. Parchman served as the Mario E. Ramirez Endowed Distinguished Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. While in San Antonio, Dr. Parchman was also a director of the South Texas Ambulatory Research Network, a PBRN comprising primary care offices and clinics across South Texas. He also directed the PBRN Resource Center within the Community Engagement Program at the Institute for the Integration of Medicine and Science, sponsored by a Clinical Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.
Primary care organization and design; quality of primary care; implementation science
Diabetes care; Chronic Care Model implementation
Cardiovascular risk factors and organization of primary care delivery
Using a complex adaptive systems approach to improve outcomes and quality in primary care
Parchman ML, Von Korff M, Baldwin LM, Stephens M, Ike B, Cromp D, Hsu C, Wagner EH. Primary care clinic re-design for prescription opioid management. J Am Board Fam Med. 2017 1/2;30(1):44-51. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2017.01.160183. PubMed
Parchman ML, Henrikson NB, Blasi PR, Buist DS, Penfold R, Austin B, Ganos EH. Taking action on overuse: creating the culture for change. Healthc (Amst). 2016 Nov 10. pii: S2213-0764(16)30167-1. doi: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2016.10.005. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed
Noël PH, Jones S, Parchman ML. Patient experience in an era of primary care transformation: revisiting the PACIC. Eur J Pers Cent Healthc. 2016;4(3):528-540. PubMed
Johnson K, Tuzzio L, Renz A, Baldwin LM, Parchman M. Decision-to-implement worksheet for evidence-based interventions in organizations: development and testing in the WWAMI region practice and research network. J Am Board Fam Med. 2016 Sep-Oct;29(5):553-62. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2016.05.150327. PubMed
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