The PCMH model has historically focused on primary care medicine. Now the Patient-Centered Specialty Practice recognition program is aimed at aligning specialty care models with those of their primary care counterparts.
The prospect of health reform once loomed like storm clouds on the horizon – dark, mammoth, and all but inevitable. Regardless, industry leaders uncertain about the scale of the impact sensed the changing climate and began preparing.
Given their unique position in the healthcare system and the implications of healthcare reform, successful pediatric organizations are taking steps to develop tighter alignment with physicians in order to ensure that their mission of serving the nation’s child and adolescent population is sustained.
As we close the book on 2014, let's look back at a few of the key themes that appeared in this space during the past year and take a peek at the issues our clients will encounter in the coming year.
To improve patient access, health systems and provider organizations must think beyond traditional care models and adopt innovative strategies in redesigning how, when, and where care is delivered.
An emerging model recognizes the value and abilities of advanced care providers (ACPs) – namely, NPs and PAs – and puts them in a position to effectively lead the care team and operate the PCMH model.
Organizations that have invested heavily in their EHR platform(s) to support these new initiatives are only now discovering that a comprehensive ACO portfolio may require functionality and solutions that aren't available in all EHR products.
Here are five strategies systems are employing to circumvent the PCP shortage.
Forward-thinking organizations are integrating patient-centered medical home (PCMH) concepts into the clinical training environment to foster evolving medical practices and contemporary curricula by teaching PCMH tools.
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