Experiences with Access in the Patient-Centered Medical Home and Preventable Hospitalization
June 20, 2018 12:00-1:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Measure What Matters: Advancing Multidisciplinary Care Coordination in Primary and Subspecialty Care Settings: Part 1
May 10, 2018 12:00-12:45pm ET.(National Center for Medical Home Implementation) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Measure What Matters: Advancing Multidisciplinary Care Coordination in Primary and Subspecialty Care Settings: Part 2
May 17, 2018 12:00-12:45pm ET.(National Center for Medical Home Implementation) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FirstLight Home Care expands to Hawaii
FirstLight Home Care plans to open its first Hawaii office this summer. The non-medical home care provider said the new Hawaii location, scheduled to open in July, will be owned and operated by Oahu residents, Lauri and Scott Topping. The company, which has 250 locations in 34 states, said the new office will serve seniors, adults with disabilities, new mothers, tho se recovering from surgery and other adults in need of assistance. “FirstLight caregivers help with many needs – from personal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

FirstLight Home Care expands to Hawaii
FirstLight Home Care plans to open its first Hawaii office this summer. The non-medical home care provider said the new Hawaii location, scheduled to open in July, will be owned and operated by Oahu residents, Lauri and Scott Topping. The company, which has 250 locations in 34 states, said the new office will serve seniors, adults with disabilities, new mothers, tho se recovering from surgery and other adults in need of assistance. “FirstLight caregivers help with many needs – from personal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Medtronic taps Harvard cardiologist Mauri for clinical research VP | Personnel Moves – April 10, 2018
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said last week it tapped Harvard Medical School professor and cardiologist Dr. Laura Mauri as its new vice president of global clinical research and analytics. In the new position, Dr. Mauri will direct dynamic global clinical research strategies as well as the development of novel analytical and data science solutions as the Fridley, Minn.-baesd company looks to address “expanding global requirements for clinical evidence for our products.” Dr. Mauri is slated to assume the role on September 1, Medtronic said. Prior to joining Medtronic, Dr. Mauri served as chief scientific officer of...
Source: Mass Device - April 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Avedro Inc. Clarify Medical GE Harvard Henry Schein Medical Mauna Kea Technologies Medtronic milestonescientific Nemaura Medical Omnicell Inc. personnel-moves Second Sight Stryker Source Type: news

Rolling Up Our Sleeves: How to Plan and Implement Quality Improvement Activities Focused on Family Engagement
March 22, 2018 3:00-4:00pm ET.(National Center for Medical Home Implementation) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rural Family Physicians in Patient Centered Medical Homes Have a Broader Scope of Practice
The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is supposed to provide accessible and comprehensive care. Using data from family physicians seeking to continue their American Board of Family Medicine certification in 2014 and 2015, study found that rural family physicians in PCMH practices generally provide more services than those in non-PCMH practices. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

State Title V and Medicaid Collaboration to Support Pediatric Medical Home Implementation (February 2018)
This fact sheet highlights state strategies and partnership efforts between state Medicaid agencies and MCH Title V / CYSHCN programs. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers Investigate Primary Care Professional Burnout
Researchers surveyed physicians and other primary care professionals in a medical home setting to see how task-sharing is related to physician burnout. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Linking Medical Homes to Social Service Systems for Medicaid Populations
February 21, 2018 12:00-1:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Elsevier acquires Via Oncology, a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions for oncology professionals
Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, and part of RELX Group, today announced that it has acquired Via Oncology, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company that provides decision support and best practices in cancer care management. A former subsidiary of UPMC, one of the nation’s leading integrated healthcare delivery and financing systems, Via Oncology helps cancer centers demonstrate the value of their care to patients, referring physicians and payers by developing and implementing clinical pathways in collaboration with its network of more than 1,500 US cancer care pr...
Source: News from STM - January 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Four practice characteristics facilitate integration of community health workers
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Four practice characteristics facilitate the integration of community health workers into medical home care teams: leaders who champion community health workers, a culture of innovation, recognition of patients' non-medical needs, and a positive perception of the financial sustainability of community health workers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Makes for Successful Registry Implementation What Makes for Successful Registry Implementation
What factors--and in what combination--are necessary for successful implementation of a patient registry for a patient-centered medical home?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Integrated primary care in assertive community treatment - Henwood BF, Siantz E, Hrouda DR, Innes-Gomberg D, Gilmer TP.
Assertive community treatment (ACT) has the potential to serve as a medical home for adults with serious mental illness, a population that experiences some of the most significant health disparities in the United States. Using site visit methodology, the a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

New Maternal Mortality Strategy Relies On'Medical Homes '
The United States has the worst maternal and infant mortality rates in the developed world. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Maternal Mortality Strategy Relies on'Medical Homes '
A statewide initiative in North Carolina is working to identify low-income women with high risk pregnancies and link them to coordinated care through medical homes. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patient-centered medical home model improves chronic disease management
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Data from more than 800 Veterans Health Administration (VHA) primary care clinics revealed that national implementation of a patient-centered medical home model was effective at improving several chronic disease outcomes over time. Findings were published online today in Health Services Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leader of Silicon Valley health care co. explains ABQ expansion
Honor, a Silicon Valley-based service that connects people with non-medical home care providers for older adults and their families, is expanding its services in Albuquerque. Nita Sommers, president of enterprise business at Honor, told Business First Wednesday the company is expanding in Albuquerque to work with other health care providers here. Sommers could not give specifics on who Honor is partnering with in the Duke City, but said when the company launched here earlier this year it was working… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Rachel Sapin Source Type: news

Side-by-Side Comparison: Medicare Medical Home Models
An interactive chart comparing Federally Qualified Health Center Advanced Primary Care Practice, Multi-Payer Advanced Primary Care Practice, and Comprehensive Primary Care. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medicare Delivery System Reform: The Evidence Link
A central source of information and data about Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs), medical home models, and bundled payment models-all developed by CMS under the ACA. This interactive resource synthesizes the most up-to-date evidence on Medicare's efforts to reduce the growth in health care spending and improve patient care through new payment and delivery reform models. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Advancing Systems of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
The purpose of this program is to improve health and well-being for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families by addressing three core systems focus areas for CYSHCN-access to patient/family-centered medical home, transition of youth into the adult health care system, and adoption of health care financing models that improve care and outcomes while achieving cost savings. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Case Study: Wisconsin's Obstetric Medical Home Program Promotes Improved Birth Outcomes (September 2017)
Case study highlights Wisconsin Medicaid's strategic approach to improve health services for pregnant women through its Obstetric Medical Home program (OBMH). The initiative seeks to reduce racial and ethnic disparities, provide coordinated, high-quality, and patient-centered care, and improve birth outcomes for high-risk pregnant women. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Transforming Health Centers into Adolescent-Centered Medical Homes
October 6, 2017 1:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adapting the patient-centered medical home to address psychosocial adversity: results of a qualitative study - Vu C, Rothman E, Kistin CJ, Barton K, Bulman B, Budzak-Garza A, Olson-Dorff D, Bair-Merritt MH.
OBJECTIVE: The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) seeks to improve population health. However, PCMH models often focus on improving treatment of chronic diseases rather than on addressing psychosocial adversity. We sought to gather key stakeholder input ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Totally Eclipsed by the Total Eclipse
(MedPage Today) -- The viewing experience is an apt metaphor for patient-centered medical homes (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

​Georgia health centers get $2.4 million
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gave $2.4 million to 32 health centers in Georgia. The funds will help the centers improve quality of care, increase access to care, enhance delivery of high value health care, address health disparities and achieve patient-centered medical home recognition. Here's a list of the centers that will receive the funds: Albany Area Primary Health Car e Inc. Athens Neighborhood Health Center Center for Panasian Community Services Inc Christ Community Health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

Design and Operation of the National Survey of Children's Health, 2011-2012 (July 2017)
This report presents the development, plan, and operation of the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health, a survey designed to produce national and state prevalence estimates of the physical and emotional health of children aged 0-17 years, as well as factors including medical homes, family interactions, parental health, school and after-school experiences, and neighborhood characteristics. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Design and Operation of the National Survey of Children ’s Health, 2011-2012 (July 2017)
This report presents the development, plan, and operation of the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health, a survey designed to produce national and state prevalence estimates of the physical and emotional health of children aged 0-17 years, as well as factors including medical homes, family interactions, parental health, school and after-school experiences, and neighborhood characteristics. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Staff at Safety-Net Medical Clinics report increasing dissatisfaction with workplace
(RAND Corporation) Some studies have raised concern about burnout among health care workers as they grapple with changes such electronic medical records and medical homes. A new study finds that physicians, nurses and other staff members at medical clinics that care for people from lower-income communities are increasingly dissatisfied with their jobs, adding to evidence that the health care workforce is under stress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Broader Look Shows How PCMH Touches Practices, Patients
The annual report of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative examines how elements of the patient-centered medical home affect cost, quality and utilization. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Supporting Title V and Medicaid Collaboration in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation
July 20, 2017 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medicaid waiver program helped public hospitals improve care to California ’s most needy
A five-year Medicaid waiver program that infused billions of dollars into public hospitals prompted significant improvements in health care to California ’s neediest population — the poor and uninsured, according to an extensiveevaluation by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Seventeen designated public hospitals participated in the $3.3 billion “pay-for-performance” experiment, including five University of California hospital systems and 12 county‐owned-and‐operated hospital systems. Collectively, these facilities serve more than 2 million patients every year, including most of the stat...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Silicon Valley health care CEO says ABQ market is outperforming bigger markets
Honor, a Silicon Valley-based service that connects people with non-medical home care providers for older adults and their families, is making a home in Albuquerque. And it's doing better than other markets where Honor is based, according to Honor CEO and co-founder Seth Sternberg. "Believe it or not, Albuquerque is bigger than Dallas in terms of total revenue," said Sternberg, who added the company launched in Albuquerque three months ago. He said Albuquerq ue is the fourth market Honor has opened… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 27, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Rachel Sapin Source Type: news

State Medicaid Quality Metrics and Performance-Based Incentives for Women's Health Services to Improve Birth Outcomes
This series of maps and accompanying chart illustrate state-specific Medicaid measures, performance improvement projects, and incentives promoting women's health services. The series reflects: managed or accountable care performance improvement projects; managed care performance measures; metrics or incentives in statewide Medicaid system transformation (e.g., patient-centered medical home, accountable care initiative); other financial incentives for providers, including pay for performance; and patient incentives. Measures, projects and incentives fall into seven general categories: behavioral health, chronic disease, del...
Source: HSR Information Central - June 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Evaluation of CMS's Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Advanced Primary Care Practice (APCP) Demonstration
An independent evaluation of the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Advanced Primary Care Practice (APCP) Demonstration for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). The evaluation studied the processes and challenges involved in transforming FQHCs into patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) and assessed the effects of the FQHC APCP Demonstration model on access, quality, and cost of care provided to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries served by FQHCs. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical Trial Saves Baby ’s Lungs
Treatment TermsChildren's health CategoriesClinical trialsFamily health TagsPatient story Sub-Title Baby Collier Proves He ’s a Survivor Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Collier Hart sat smiling in his crib repeatedly saying, “Wa wa.” Given a sippy cup of water, he threw back his head and drained it. He put his hands together, fingertips touching, and made the sign for “more.” None of this is unusual for a 2-year-old, but it is for Collier. He spent the first 15 months of his life at Duke Children’s Hospital af ter being born with severely underdeveloped lungs. Hero Imageco...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - June 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: klh85 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Safety-net providers can adopt medical home models and improve primary care
(RAND Corporation) The medical home model of advanced primary care is being adopted by practices across the nation, but there have been questions about whether the approach can be accomplished in safety net settings. A new study finds that federally qualified health centers that participated in a program to help them adopt a medical home model were successful in doing so, but it did not decrease the use of specialty care, acute care services or Medicare expenditures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Safety-Net Providers Can Adopt Medical Home Models and Improve Primary Care; Cost Reductions Harder
Most of the federally qualified health centers that participated in a program to help them adopt a“medical home” model of advanced primary care were successful in doing so. These changes improved access to primary care, but did not decrease the use of specialty care, acute care services or Medicare expenditures. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - June 23, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care in the Spotlight at AANP Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care in the Spotlight at AANP
Presentations at the upcoming American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference will emphasize the growing importance of nurses in day-to-day care in the patient's medical home.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Rendezvous webinar June 21
Join us for the next PNR Rendezvous webinar where Kate Orville, Co-director of the Washington State Medical Home Partnerships Project for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, will be our presenter.  Learn how primary health care providers and clinics are changing to become “patient-centered medical homes” and the opportunities this opens up for libraries, public health, early learning and other community partners to become part of the bigger “medical home neighborhood.” No registration required for this one hour webinar. When: Wednesday, June 21 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2...
Source: Dragonfly - June 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

Enriched medical home intervention using community health worker home visitation and ED use - Anugu M, Braksmajer A, Huang J, Yang J, Ladowski KL, Pati S.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Community health workers (CHWs) have great potential to extend medical home services and reduce emergent health care use, but evidence in pediatrics is scarce. We evaluated the impact of an existing enriched medical home interven... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

ABQ leading the way in 'revolutionary' treatment
Albuquerque's own New Mexico Cancer Center has received what its CEO called the country's first certified oncology medical home. This treatment, which CEO Dr. Barbara McAneny calls revolutionary, gives patients several focused and tailored resources in order to reduce their time spent in hospitals. "Being a cancer doctor for many years, I would notice that every time I'd have to put a patient in the hospital, when they got out their quality of life was never quite as good," McAneny said. "They… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: May Ortega Source Type: news

Primary care hepatitis C treatment program shows promise for success, broader implementation
(Boston University Medical Center) By employing a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care, Boston Medical Center's (BMC) Adult Primary Care Practice successfully treated 66 patients with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), or one-fifth of those referred into the program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AAP: After-Hours Care Should Meet Medical Home Standards (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Medical home still best place for children's care (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - April 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Registration Deadline Coming; NCQA Revamps PCMH Recognition
Some physicians in CMS'Merit-based Incentive Payment System should know about a June 30 registration deadline. In related news, a patient-centered medical home recognition program has been updated. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition-It's Possible!
April 21, 2017 2-3pm ET. Webinar will discuss how school-based health center sponsor organizations are tackling and achieving the challenge of obtaining PCMH recognition/certification. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Burnout Singeing All Levels of Medicine Burnout Singeing All Levels of Medicine
Study finds 41% overall burnout rate across patient-centered medical home teams at the VA. Staffing levels, turnover, and patient panel size had the largest link with burnout, and those factors affected team members equally.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Tailoring Care to Vulnerable Populations by Incorporating Social Determinants of Health: the Veterans Health Administration's " Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team " Program
Although the clinical consequences of homelessness are well described, less is known about the role for health care systems in improving clinical and social outcomes for the homeless. Article describes the national implementation of a " homeless medical home " initiative in the VHA and correlated patient health outcomes with characteristics of high-performing sites. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Review of Medical Homes Shows Reduction in Spending for High-Risk Patients, But Design and Implementation Matter
Summary of a meta-analysis published inHealth Affairs shows that patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) result in reduced spending, increased preventive screening, and lower use of specialist visits. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news