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The patient-centered medical home and the accountable care organization are not competing concepts; rather the PCMH is a fundamental component of the ACO.
The article, an overview of the results of research into the outcomes of the TransforMed National Demonstration Project, is based on an interview with one of the key members of the research team.
Clearly, it's possible to improve your practice one piece at a time. But can you ever achieve radical practice redesign by this route? The author introduces an article by Anton Kuzel, MD, MHPE, which proposes a step-by-step plan for revolutionizing your practice.
The author recommends an organized, step-by-step approach to converting a typical family medicine practice to a patient-centered medical home.
This article discusses the concept of self-management and how best to teach patients with chronic illness to manage their illness with skill and self-efficacy.
The AAFP uses a simple house image to represent the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), while TransforMed uses a complex diagram full of circles and bullet points. Is the difference due to the different aims of the two organizations, or is the PCMH not fully defined yet?
The article draws on the experiences of practices in the TransforMed National Demonstration Project and explains the changes they have made to become more patient centered.
By lending their support to the concept of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), a construct that lacks the hallmarks of good primary care, the primary care specialties are at risk of wasting an opportunity to revolutionize health care.
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The authors explain how physicians can effectively negotiate the agenda of a primary care visit with a patient who brings in a list of issues to cover.