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:Personal Physician, Directed Medical Practice Personal physician: Each patient has an ongoing relationship with a personal physician Physician directed medical practice Personal physician leads a team of individuals at the practice level The team takes collective responsibility for patient care 6
Slide notes:We are now going to look at some of the elements of the patient-centered medical home or PCMH. The first characteristic is the concept of a personal physician. Each patient has an ongoing relationship with a personal physician. The physician is trained to provide continuous and comprehensive care and often acts as the first contact for the patient in the health care universe. The patient-centered medical home embraces the concept of a physician-directed medical practice. The personal physician directs care for the patient by leading a team of individuals at the practice level, and while the team takes collective responsibility for patient care, the physician often coordinates the activities of the team. 6