4130.0 Primary Care and Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 10:30 AM
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of primary health care can be defined as a system in which the responsibility for patient care, and the coordination of that care, resides with a personal medical provider working as part of a health care team. There is a need for systematic evaluations of PCHM models to determine if they provide improved patient access to quality health care, including health promotion and disease prevention services However, current transition support is not sufficient to ensure that all young adults with special needs have a medical home, which may be due to insufficiently intensive support and barriers once adolescents become young adults. Patient-PCP continuity and staff satisfaction are improving in Adult Primary Care as the new PCMH is implemented
Session Objectives: -Identify some improvements in health care processes and outcomes among Alaska Native/American Indian patients in a PCMH model. - Describe how issues of health care transition impact quality of care and access to comprehensive coordinated services defined in the concept of medical home for young adults. - Demonstrate the metrics used to measure a Patient-Centered Medical Home;
Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD

10:30 AM
Assessing change in primary care sensitive measures before and after implementation of a Patient-Centered Medical Home model in Alaska
David Driscoll, PhD, MPH, Vanessa Hiratsuka, MPH, Julia Smith, MS, Quenna Szafran, BS and Denise Dillard, PhD

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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