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.
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|April 30, 2015||The Doctor Will Video Chat With You Now: Insurer Covers Virtual Visits||NPR|
|March 5, 2015||EHR Interoperability Issues Challenge Primary Care Teams||Health IT Analytics|
|January 30, 2015||New Report Finds Patient-Centered Medical Homes Improve Care, Reduce Costs||Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative|
|November 30, 2014||Doctors see potential revenue boost under Medicare changes, telehealth||Crain's Detroit Business|
|November 12, 2014||PCPCC 2014 Annual Fall Conference Opens Today||Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative|
|October 23, 2014||Physician-Patient Email Communication on Rise||Health Data Management|
|October 2, 2014||Study: Primary-care clinics realize positive ROI from EHRs||Fierce EMR|
|September 30, 2014||Doctors Find Barriers to Sharing Digital Medical Records||New York Times|
|September 26, 2014||ACOs restrained by IT obstacles||Healthcare Finance News|