ERIC Number: ED117576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Demonstration Training Program for Improving the Capacity of Primary Care Units to Function Within an HMO Setting. Final Report.
Detroit Medical Foundation, MI.
The Demonstration Training Program (DTP) undertaken by the Detroit Medical Foundation (DMF) was designed for Primary Care Unit staffs (PCUs) or Physician Corporations (PCs), area health center providers under contract to the Michigan Health Maintenance Organization Plans, Inc. (MHMOP). The major goals of the program were to design an appropriate curriculum for the staff of PCU centers (physicians and other health professionals), develop training methodology for implementing it, produce a training manual outlining the procedures for program implementation in other HMOs, and increase PCU staff cohesiveness and levels of knowledge about HMO systems. The report is divided into four major parts. Part 1 describes: MHMOP (with 28,000 enrollees and 19 health centers) the DMF, and the planning, implementation, and evaluation phases of the DTP. Part 2 is the Individual Practice Association model HMO Training Program Manual which was developed during the training process. Part 3 is a process and impact evaluation of the entire project prepared by a sub-contractor to DMF which indicates that the basic project objectives were accomplished. Part 4 contains appended material including major supportive materials used to design and implement the DTP and a list of trainee participants. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD. Div. of Associated Health Professions.
Authoring Institution: Detroit Medical Foundation, MI.