Delta Exchange is a social networking for primary care physicians created by TransforMED, an American Academy of Family Physicians subsidiary. Its main goal is to enhance the family physicians knowledge in the patient centered medical home model.
Transform to a medical home — with a little help from your friends
We learned from the National Demonstration Project (NDP) that transforming to a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) isn’t easy — it actually IS rocket science — and it requires meaningful change throughout all aspects of a practice.
We also learned that medical practices can be lonely places: physicians and staff often feel isolated. What they want and need are opportunities to communicate, collaborate, and learn with other practices in order to maintain the momentum of change.
And lastly, we also learned that some practice leaders have a DIY attitude (Do-It-Yourself). They were not interested in having a consultant or practice coach in the practice; they just wanted useful information, some accountability, and connections with other practices to learn best practices.
TransforMED’s Delta-Exchange provides all of that in an online, social networking platform.
With the cost of 30$/month per user, this is an interesting solution for knowledge sharing and collaborative virtual work among family physicians.