Patient-centered care

Sep 2007 Issue
The Medical Home: An Idea Whose Time Has Come ... Again [Feature]

The article discusses the "medical home" concept and introduces readers to initiatives designed to help family physicians implement medical home features and assess the value of the medical home concept in terms of health care financing.

Sep 2007 Issue
Is Family Medicine Ready for the Home? [From The Editor]

The “medical home” seems to hold out great hope, but getting there may not be easy.

Jul-Aug 2007 Issue
Improving Care With an Automated Patient History [Feature]

The author describes a Web-based program that allows physicians to enable patients to record accurate histories on their own; most physicians with EHR systems can have the patient-recorded history automatically incorporated into the progress note.

May 2007 Issue
TransforMed Tries to Rebuild Family Medicine [Feature]

This will be the first in a series of articles tracking the TransforMed project, sharing any learnings, both good and bad, about family practice that it has uncovered.

May 2006 Issue
Escaping the Tyranny of the Urgent by Delivering Planned Care [Feature]

The article describes what process changes a practice needs to make in order to conduct "planned visits," where the patient has all relevant lab work or tests completed prior to the visit with the physician and all information is in the chart, allowing for a more organized, productive encounter.

May 2006 Issue
Planned Care: Some Assembly Required [From The Editor]

(But each piece is useful in itself.)

Mar 2006 Issue
EHRs in the Exam Room: Tips on Patient-Centered Care [Feature]

While some feel a computer in the exam room takes the focus off the patient, these authors offer a Top 10 list of the ways doctor-patient interaction can be enhanced with EHR use.

May 2005 Issue
The New Model of Care in Family Medicine: What's In It For You? [Feature]

The article will describe the new model of care proposed by the Future of Family Medicine project and will address the barriers and solutions to implementing key components of the new model.

Sep 2004 Issue
Making Time to Listen [Feature]

A family physician explains how he chose to operate a "no-insurance" practice that also gives him and his patients enough time to develop a quality physician-patient relationship during office visits.

May 2004 Issue
Patient-Physician Partnering to Improve Chronic Disease Care [Improving Patient Care]

The article explains how a physician-patient agreement can help patients with chronic diseases become more involved in their care and have better outcomes.

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