Patient-centered care

Sep 2007 Issue
The Ideal Medical Practice Model: Improving Efficiency, Quality, and the Doctor-Patient Relationship [Feature]

The article will introduce a series on "ideal micro practices" and will describe the Ideal Micro Practices demonstration project and the essential components of these types of practices.

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]

These four components can help you provide care that is more proactive, organized and satisfying.

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]

With a thoughtful approach, you can maintain your focus on the patient.

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

Team-based, proactive care supported by effective office systems, technology and a culture of improvement will help your patients and your bottom line.

Sep 2004 Issue
Making Time to Listen [Feature]

This family physician created a model of practice that allows him to spend quality time with patients.

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