Optimizing huddle engagement through leadership and problem-solving within primary care: A study protocol for a cluster randomized trial

Branda, M.E., Chandrasekaran, A., Tumerman, M.D., et al.
Submitted: October, 2018

eam-based care has been identified as a key component in transforming primary care. An important factor in implementing team-based care is the requirement for teams to have daily huddles. During huddles, the care team, comprising physicians, nurses, and administrative staff, come together to discuss their daily schedules, track problems, and develop countermeasures to fix these problems. However, the impact of these huddles on staff burnout over time and patient outcomes are not clear. Further, there are challenges to implementing huddles in fast-paced primary care clinics. We will test whether the impact of a behavioral intervention of leadership training and problem-solving during the daily huddling process will result in higher consistent huddling in the intervention arm and result in higher team morale, reduced burnout, and improved patient outcomes.

Resource Type:
  • Peer Reviewed Research
Study Design:
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Practice Transformation & Payment Models
  • Burnout, Well-being, & Professionalism