The Patient-Centered Medical Home
The Patient-Centered Medical Home Wednesday, September 2, 2009
A Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) provides an interdisciplinary coordinated approach to delivering primary care and other services to patients based on their needs. There are currently more than two dozen different PCMH pilot projects and as many different models represented across the country.
The featured innovations describe two medical home programs that serve different populations.
The featured QualityTools provide practical resources to facilitate the implementation of medical homes.
Also in This Issue:
- Team-Based Ownership Over Defined Patient Panels Supported by Information Technology Enhances Provision of Evidence-Based Care
- Remote Consultations Provide On-Demand Access to Stroke Specialists for Network of 31 Emergency Departments, Facilitating Rapid Stroke Treatment and Patient Transfers
- Bilingual, Bicultural Asthma Intervention Program Significantly Improves Outcomes for Poor, Inner-City Youth
- Low-Tech Medication Reconciliation Process Emphasizing Standardized, Easy-to-Execute Roles Significantly Reduces Rate of Unreconciled Medications
- Redesign of Telemetry Unit Admission and Transfer Criteria Leads to Improved Patient Flow and Reduced Emergency Department Waiting Times
- Cardiac Unit Features Acuity-Adjustable Rooms and Other Patient-Centered Programs, Leading to Well-Above Average Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction
- Comprehensive, Patient-Centered Program Incorporates Strategies That Help HIV Patients Maintain Their Health, Leading to Enhanced Adherence, Better Outcomes, and Fewer Deaths
- Bilingual, Culturally Competent Community Health Workers Increase Insurance Enrollment, Access to Care, and Self-Efficacy Among Low-Income Latinos