Archive for March 16th, 2007

Patient-centered medical home

March 16, 2007

Four physician groups are endorsing this new model of care (American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Osteopathic Association) according to Healthcare IT News. This model supports the use of information technology to coordinate and integrate care throughout the health system to improve outcomes. Key principles include:

  • Personal physician
  • Physician directed medical practice
  • Whole person orientation
  • Care is coordinated and/or integrated

This is a major endorsement for Heath IT. Another trend to watch as healthcare becomes more outcomes-driven and linked to IT.

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