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Degree Name

Nursing (D.N.P.)

Degree Program

College of Nursing


Healthcare is evolving. Reimbursement is transitioning to a model based on quality and patient outcomes. To remain relevant and survive this transition, providers of care must adapt and implement new models of care delivery that account for these changes. This toolkit was created as a deliverable of a Doctor of Nursing Practice dissertation that explored a successful primary care delivery model of a Patient-Centered Medical Home that utilized an interdisciplinary team approach that included nurses. Through this model high quality care was delivered to achieve desired outcomes, specifically, successful attestation for Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use Incentive Program during the first quarter of 2014. This toolkit was created as a result of the exploration of this model in order to inform others regarding structures and processes that can be integrated to meet the requirements of Stage 2 Meaningful Use. To do so, this toolkit describes the structure utilized by practice of interest, including the roles of vital staff members. Processes that result in meeting Meaningful Use objectives are also described, many in the form of decision trees. The toolkit also includes an example of what an investment in this model would entail along with guidelines for model replication. This toolkit provides a framework for success in meeting Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements.


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