A key element of the medical home is the use of health information technology (HIT) to support its overarching principles of improving the quality of care and health outcomes while reducing overall health care costs. When used appropriately and in meaningful ways, HIT can play a significant role in providing a foundation for many medical home components. This technology provides critical, real-time information about the patient to the entire care team who are working to coordinate across all stages of care, supports physiciant-patient communications, enables more timely and accurate performance measurement and improvement, and improves accessibility of the physician practice to the patient. We encourage you to access the resources provided on this group's webpage to learn more about the capacity, functionality and meaningful use of HIT within primary care medical homes.
We are launching a Special Interest Group (SIG) on HIT, called our eHealth SIG, which will provide informal networking and educational opportunities related to the integration of health IT into patient-centered medical homes. This group will hold standing conference calls on the first Tuesday of each month at noon ET. To sign up for this group, please subscribe to our mailing list here and you will begin receiving agendas and updates from the eHealth group.