There’s a growing awareness among healthcare professionals about “medical home.” It has caught on globally and is building to a crescendo here in the US. There is a great deal of agreement in the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative’s joint principles of a Medical Home and its ability to help with healthcare reform. In fact, representatives from across the healthcare spectrum of large employers, pharmaceutical companies and healthcare organizations in the US and in 30 other countries regularly attend weekly PCPCC conference calls according to Edwina Rogers, Executive Director of the PCPCC . Notably, everyone is focused on the fact that the Medical Home model of care improves quality and patient satisfaction and contributes to lower overall healthcare costs. IBM has just launched a new point of view on the topic : Patient Centered Medical Home: What, Why and How?. You can download the paper and watch a group of experts discussing the importance of using IT in combination with the Medical Home primary care model for better, smarter outcomes.
– Andrea Cotter, Director of Healthcare Strategy, IBM