Sustaining medical home transformation is equally as important as the transformation process itself.
Something that is “sustainable” is defined as being able to continue for a long time without depleting all available resources. In a pediatric practice this can include:
- Financial resources (eg, being able to continue medical home activities after funding for the transformation process ends; securing new financial resources)
- Human resources (eg, avoiding staff and/or clinician burn out; making sure that one person is not doing all the work; orienting new staff to the medical home)
- Material resources (eg, continuous distribution of educational materials and information to patients and families)