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“Medical home” has become a term of art within the current wave of health reform.  It’s in the medical literature, on the internet and embedded in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. There is much debate over what “...
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) opened its 98th annual meeting with a keynote speech by Paul Grundy, MD, Global Director of Healthcare Transformation at IBM, urging adoption of a new system of...
Abstract Arvin Garg, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatrics at BUSM and pediatrician at BMC, served as the study's first author. Barry Zuckerman, MD, professor of pediatrics at BUSM and a pediatrician at BMC, and Brian Jack, MD, Chief...
STORY HIGHLIGHTS A new study says small and solo primary care practices are more likely to achieve improvements in efficiency and quality of care, as well as cost savings, while transitioning to the patient-centered medical home if they...
Coordinated care delivery models have taken the healthcare industry by storm, with patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations becoming more popular with hospitals, health systems and large physician groups trying to...
Gov. John Kitzhaber, a former emergency room doctor, said, “We’re building something that’s never been built before.” Some say America has been homogenized, a chain-store nation bereft of regional distinction in dialect or dinner. But now...
Duke University Health System and Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas announced a health benefit plan for employers that will be powered primarily by Duke’s network of primary and specialty-care physicians. The “Carelink-Duke Medical...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michelle Shaljian, [email protected], 202-417-3911 WASHINGTON, DC (April 9, 2013) — The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative’s (PCPCC) Chief Operating Officer Amy Gibson, RN, MS, was...
Washington If you're a resident of Howard County, Md., chances are fairly high that you have insurance, enjoy good health and have relatively easy access to a primary care physician. Take a short car ride to Baltimore, however, and the...
Abstract There is growing evidence that even small and solo primary care practices can successfully transition to full Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) status when provided with support, including practice redesign, care managers, and...
Adult diabetes patients who don't understand basic health information are less likely to continue taking newly prescribed antidepressants, a new study finds. This is an important issue because depression in adults with diabetes is often...
Last week, the Fifth Annual Medical Home Summit was held in Philadelphia, attracting more than 300 physicians, practice managers and other industry members to discuss the current state of practices moving to the patient-centered medical...
Beginning with the death of his father from an avoidable hospital-acquired infection, David Goldhill launches an indictment of the U.S. health care system which, he shows in his book “Catastrophic Care,” is fraught with ineffective care,...
What if you could see a thought bubble above every person’s head, telling you what they were thinking and feeling as you walked by? In this thought-provoking video, The Cleveland Clinic created such a world. They wanted to explore what...
Amy Gibson is Chief Operating Officer for the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) and has been working for over a decade to promote and improve access to medical homes.  Prior to PCPCC, she worked for the Boys Town...
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Throughout the month of February the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC; www.pcpcc.org)  will hold virtual public forums to launch the work of its Stakeholder Centers, each led by thought leaders and...
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey today announced the expansion of its patient-centered medical home (PCMH) program. Under the expansion, an additional 45,000 Horizon BCBSNJ members, for a total of 200,000 members, will be...
A visit to your primary care physician often means long waits in exchange for fleeting face-time with a doctor.  But a growing trend in the medical field aims to change that and a lot more. At Advanced Primary Care in Jamaica Plain, a...
Health care organizations in seven U.S. communities this month begin their transformation to a Patient-Centered Medical Neighborhood (PCMN) concept of care at kickoff learning collaboratives led by TransforMED, a nonprofit subsidiary of...
Pittsburgh-based health insurer Highmark is expanding its patient-centered medical home initiative from 160 primary care physicians to roughly 1,050. Highmark launched a pilot PCMH in 2011 that included 12 physician practices and covered...

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