213276 Advancing the medical home concept

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:50 AM

Sharon Phillips, RN, MBA , Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas, TX
Dallas County, Texas, is the site of one of the largest urban application of the community-oriented primary care (COPC) models in the United States. Parkland Health & Hospital System's Community Oriented Primary Care System (COPC) is designed to not only provide primary care but to be the medical home for the patients it serves: the medically indigent and jail population of Dallas County. With the implementation of the electronic medical record and the integration with a quaternary care hospital and health plan, Parkland is in the process of developing patient and population management tools that are innovative efforts to manage the care of the patients, improve quality and reduce costs, as well as improve the health of the communities it serves. The PHHS System and the COPC Health Centers are designed to be a comprehensive medical home with the ability to link patients with needed community health services. The presentation will describe the evolution of the COPC system, the implementation process of the electronic medical record system and the quality and costs outcomes to date.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the evolution of the COPC clinics as Patient Centered Primary Care Medical Homes. 2. Discuss the implementation process of the electronic medical record advancing evidence-based solutions in the care of the community. 3. Describe a model of community organization that could improve community health and Health disparities.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Senior Vice President for Community Medicine for past 12 years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.