This Week's Challenge: The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model has been called a stepping stone to accountable care. The most recent market data from the Healthcare Intelligence Network found that electronic health records (EHRs) remained the top health IT used from 2009 (74 percent) to 2012 (90 percent). We wanted to see which other health technologies are used in medical homes.
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What We Learned: HIN's sixth annual industry survey on the PCMH, administered in May 2012, linked the rise in medical home starts over the last six years to a steady climb in patient satisfaction. The survey captured data on medical home adoption, staffing, technologies, reimbursement and ROI, and other key medical home metrics. According to 95 healthcare companies who responded to the survey, the top five health technologies used in medical homes are:
EHRs: 90 percent
E-prescribing: 83.3 percent
Registry: 70 percent
Patient portal: 60 percent
E-mail/text reminders: 40 percent
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Excerpted from 2012 Healthcare Benchmarks: The Patient-Centered Medical Home, which is designed to meet business and planning needs of physician practices, clinics, health plans, managed care organizations, hospitals and others by providing critical benchmarks in medical home implementation and results.