Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Methods of Controlling Rising Medical Costs
Slide content:The Medical Home Provides comprehensive medical care Personal physician = director Practice team Collective responsibility Enhanced access Same day appointments 13
Slide notes:Attempts to lower costs while maintaining access, comprehensiveness, and quality of care, include an approach called the Patient-Centered Medical Home, or Medical Home for short. It could be considered a long-term approach to providing comprehensive, evidence-based primary care to meet the medical needs of patients. Services include care for acute and chronic illness, preventive care, lab, and x-ray, among others. The Medical Home holds promise for improving the experiences of patients and staff and potentially for improving care processes, but current evidence is insufficient to determine effects on clinical and most economic outcomes. The primary care physician directs medical services with the assistance of a team. This team may include nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nutritionists, pharmacists, social workers, and behavioral health specialists, and takes collective responsibility for the patients medical needs. There is enhanced access to all care team members, which facilitates partnerships between patients and providers. Health IT Workforce Curriculum Version 4.0 13