Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Evolution of and Trends in Health Care in the U.S.
Lecture:Patient-Centered Medical Home and Other Models of Care Coordination
Slide content:Enhanced Access to Care Improves current mode of care access and facilitates availability of clinical services This may include: Open-access scheduling Expanded hours New options for communication Secure messaging and email Use of personal health records 11
Slide notes:The patient-centered medical home also enhances access to care. It specifies improvement in the current model of care access and facilitates the availability of clinical services for patients by using innovative methods of scheduling. This may be done by open access scheduling in the outpatient setting, by expanding hours for clinician/patient contact, and by offering new options for communication between the patient, their personal physician, and the practice staff . These options may be implemented using methods such as secure online messaging between clinicians and patients, and the use of personal health records. 11