Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

Patient-Centered EHR Journey at the Community Health Level

April 22, 2014     John DeGaspari
Implementing an electronic health record is a major undertaking at any provider organization, but is especially challenging in an environment without any IT infrastructure or an information services (IS) department. Yet that’s the goal the Access Community...

At the Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health IT, Supporting Care Delivery and Payment Change

April 5, 2014     Mark Hagland
Jonathan Weiner, Dr.P.H., is leading activity at the Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health Information Technology that is helping to support care delivery change generally and also to support a statewide payment and delivery initiative in Maryland

Lack of Coordinated Care is a Problem for Older Patients, Survey Says

April 3, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The lack of care coordination from their providers is a universal complaint of older patients, according to a survey of 1,000 adults aged 65 and up.

When Technology Is the Follower—and Leadership Is… Well, the Leader

March 26, 2014     Mark Hagland
A panel discussion held March 26 during the iHT2 Health IT Summit in San Francisco helped to underscore how vision, leadership, and strategy need to come first in informing IT strategy and implementation

Cautionary Tale: How to Read (and Not Read) a Study Dotted with Asterisks

March 25, 2014     Mark Hagland
The results of a study about patient-centered medical homes, published last month in JAMA, predictably create buzz—and lead to lots of leaping to conclusions

NCQA Ups the Ante on PCMH Standards

March 24, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) updated its standards for evaluating patient-centered medical homes (PCMH), with an integration of behavioral health requirements and expectations as one of the major additions.

Policy Perspective: Francois de Brantes’ Contrarian View on Provider Aggregation

March 21, 2014     Mark Hagland
As the U.S. healthcare system moves forward more and more deeply into the arena of quality-based purchasing and pay-for-performance, Francois de Brantes of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute says the key to true health system reform lies in...

AAFP Provides PCMH Tool for Family Docs

March 20, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
In response to requests from family physicians interested in transforming their practices into patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs)—but unsure exactly how to get there—the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has launched an interactive online tool...

Innovator Semi-Finalist Team: The Rhode Island Quality Institute Spurs Quality Gains Statewide

February 21, 2014     Mark Hagland
The Rhode Island Quality Institute, a unique statewide organization facilitating both quality improvement work and HIE statewide, has been recognized as a semi-finalist in the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards program, for its highly innovative Hospital...

The 2014 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards First Place Winner: Catholic Medical Partners

January 30, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
As the road to the new healthcare continues to lead patient care organizations into new and uncharted waters, healthcare system leaders are increasingly targeting defined patient populations to improve health outcomes. In Buffalo, N.Y., Catholic Medical...

Getting Its (PCMH) Kicks on Route 66: One Small MD Group's Experience

November 8, 2013     Gabriel Perna
In a small farming community in south-central part of Illinois, Daniel Wujek, M.D., of Litchfield Family Practice, a 19-person, family physician group, is leading his organization down a tough road, one that has required patience and a steady investment of...

Population Health in New York City: Helping Smaller MD Practices Thrive

November 8, 2013     Mark Hagland
Medical group leaders attempting to become involved in the population health management arena find that they face resource challenges and incentive alignment issues; and for physicians in solo and very small practices, those challenges are dramatically...
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