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Center for Health IT Tutorials 12/08/11

These tutorials are informational resources and interactive tools to help health care professionals and administrators learn more about electronic health records (EHRs) and health information technology (HIT). The tutorials cover the basics of preparing for, selecting, implementing, and maintaining an EHR in various health care settings. The content offers basic information about how to prepare for an EHR, selecting the right system, redesigning office workflow, and maintaining and improving...

Reducing Care Fragmentation: A Toolkit For Coordinating Care 07/06/11

This toolkit has been designed for patient-centered medical homes aiming to transform how their clinics manage patient referrals and transitions, and its goal is to provide clinical practice resources to support coordinated care. The toolkit introduces four key concepts for enabling change, and offers activities, tools, and case studies to support their implementation.

The toolkit is divided into the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • The care coordination...
Building Your Medical Home 03/11/10

This toolkit for health care professionals helps develop a pediatric medical home and improve patient care. The elements in the toolkit help to increase outcomes, such as health status, timeliness of care, family centeredness, and family functioning in a medical home. Achieving the standards in the toolkit is a requirement to be in the National Committee for Quality Assurance Physician Practice Connections (r) Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition program.

The...

A Collaborative Partnership: Resources to Help Consumers Thrive in the Medical Home 03/11/10

This guide for health care organizations and stakeholders provides resources to improve consumer participation to help design and inform the needed patient focus of the patient-centered medical home. It includes four core elements:

  1. Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative activities and initiatives supporting consumer engagement
  2. Research and examples surrounding consumer engagement in patient-centered medical home demonstrations
  3. Tools for consumers and other...
Medical Home Practice-Based Care Coordination Workbook 03/04/10

The Medical Home Practice-Based Care Coordination Workbook includes the tools and supports needed for a primary care practice to develop its capacity to offer a pediatric care coordination service, particularly for children with special health care needs.

The workbook goals and objectives are as follows:

  • Goal: To put forth a practice-based medical home care coordination framework from which practices can select and suitably customize. Contents...
The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Purchaser Guide 07/21/09

This guide provides an overview of the patient-centered medical home concept, addresses the question of why health care purchasers should consider supporting it, and then defines a list of potential strategies that purchasers should consider, including some recommended immediate steps that could be taken.

The guide also provides supplemental resources, including detailed case study descriptions, and in the appendices, additional information regarding current and forthcoming...

National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children With Special Needs Tools/Resources 06/28/09

This Web site includes a variety of tools for families, youth, providers, insurers, communities, and States working to provide medical homes for children with special needs. Many materials are available for immediate download through this site. Users are encouraged to adapt these tools to best meet the needs of their child, patient, or client.

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