|PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOME|
WHAT IS A MEDICAL HOME?
A Medical home is a nationally known healthcare standard that is based on a cultivated partnership between the patient, family, and primary provider in cooperation with specialists and support from the community. The patient/family is the focal point of this model.
Patient Centered Medical Home guidelines stress that care under the medical home model must be accessible, family-centered, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective. Electronic Health Record systems are used to monitor and track health outcomes in real time. Through a health team approach, practices are transformed to encourage develop improvements in care and provide patients with an increased quality of service.
PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOMES IN NEW JERSEY
Of New Jersey’s 23 FQHCs, 80% are nationally recognized Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH).
For further information contact Rachael Richardson Quality Improvement Specialist, at New Jersey Primary Care Association, 609-689-9930 ext.19 or email email@example.com.