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Constructing a Medical Home - Foundation in Education Needed

>Constructing a Medical Home - Foundation in Education Needed
The concept of a “medical home” is not new. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) paved the way by advocating a medical home for every child, especially those with special healthcare needs, starting in the 1960s. From a policy standpoint, the healthcare industry appears to be pinning its hopes on medical homes to transform the quality and availability of care and dramatically reduce healthcare costs. Learn more about the opportunities still exist to educate various industry sectors about this practice.

The Medical Home Disruptive Innovation for a New Primary Care Model

The Medical Home Disruptive Innovation for a New Primary Care Model
The Medical Home: Disruptive Innovation for a New Primary Care Model examines medical home models, their savings potential, and the implications for policymakers and key industry stakeholders. The paper also offers compelling arguments in favor of medical home adoption. Read these implications and savings potentials from medical homes.

Transforming a Physician Practice Into a Medical Home

Dr. John Michos
Redesigning a practice into one that is more efficient and patient-centered begins with a readiness assessment tool and goal-setting with key organization members, says Dr. John Michos, medical director of the Virginia Health Quality Center. The size of the practice can affect the approach to transformation. Smaller practices may find it easier to implement change, while larger practices may need to launch innovations on a small scale, then foster the spread of that success to other departments. Getting health IT and its associated efficiencies into a physician practice will help transform it into a medical home, but so will mapping communications processes for patient interactions such as phone calls, discharges and other situations. Hear Dr. Michos describe this transformation.

Medical Homes: Awareness and Early Successes

Medical Homes: Awareness and Early Successes
Early pilots of the patient-centered medical home model are making good on its promise of improved outcomes,compliance and care. Get an overview of the medical home concept as well as the highlights from 188 healthcare organization responses to HIN's 2008 non-scientific online survey on the medical home at work. Get an overview of the medical home concept as well as the highlights from 188 healthcare organization responses to HIN's 2008 non-scientific online survey on the medical home at work.

Marketing the Medical Home to a Commercial Population

Dawn BazarkoMarketing the medical home to the commercial population will be a challenge, says Dawn Bazarko, UnitedHealthcare's senior vice president of clinical innovation, since it will result in a fundamental change to the healthcare service model. Organizations must name and market the medical home features for members, taking care to distinguish it from the "gatekeeper" HMO approach that many found undesirable and care-restrictive in the past. The medical home approach has much to offer patients, Bazarko explains, including the opportunity to have a genuine service relationship with physicians and to obtain improved coordination of care for clinical and behavioral comorbidities. Listen to Bazarko's comments online.