Patient-Centered Medical Home
-- A patient-centered medical home is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care for people of all ages and medical conditions. It is a way for a physician-led medical practice, chosen by the patient, to integrate health care services for that patient who confronts a complex and confusing health care system.
The Patient-Centered Medical Home History, Seven Core Features, Evidence and Transformational Change
-- This Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care paper describes the medical home concept as well as the evidence that points to the concept’s value in improving care and reducing costs.
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Growing support for the Patient-Centered Medical Home
-- The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative is a coalition of major employers, consumer groups, and other stakeholders who have joined with organizations representing primary care physicians to develop and advance the patient-centered medical home. The Collaborative believes that, if implemented, the patient-centered medical home will improve the health of patients and the viability of the health care delivery system.
Evidence that Patient-Centered Care Improves Quality and Reduces Cost
-- A video presentation given June 11, 2007, at the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative Roundtable, Washington, DC.
NCQA Program to Evaluate Patient-Centered Medical Homes
-- This NCAQ news release describes a program by which physician practices can be identified as patient-centered medical homes.
Physician Practice Connections – Patient-Centered Medical Home
-- The NCQA has published standards that – when met – will identify physician practices as patient-centered medical homes.
Video Introduction to the Patient-Centered Medical Home
-- An informative video for patients and the general public that highlights the benefits of comprehensive primary care for people of all ages and medical conditions.
How the AAFP is Supporting the PCMH Movement
-- This page provides in-depth information on the variety of ways the AAFP supports the PCMH. At the bottom of the page is a nine-minute video featuring family doctors and their patients discussing the benefits of this personalized, coordinated care.
-- TransforMED focuses on medical practice redesign by studying and implementing TransforMED models of high performance practice that meet the needs of both patients and physicians. The mission of TransforMED is to lead and empower medical practices in implementing the new model of patient-centered care — thereby improving health care for patients, as well as the success of primary care.
Future of Family Medicine
-- The Future of Family Medicine project developed a strategy to transform and renew the specialty of family medicine to meet the needs of people and society in a changing environment. It was a joint effort of the Family Medicine Working Party and the Academic Family Medicine Organizations.