What is a Medical Home Approach?
A medical home is a philosophy of care that focuses on patient- and family-centered healthcare in which the lines of communication among patients, physicians, and facilities are open and efficient, with the proven outcome of better care leading to better health, while containing cost.
What is the Colorado Medical Home Initiative?
The Colorado Medical Home Initiative is a joint entity between the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) that serves as a clearinghouse of information for the medical home approach in Colorado. The Initiative is a statewide partnership among all stakeholders in Colorado—including families, patients, physicians and providers who support or advocate for healthcare services. This includes local public health agencies, hospitals, clinics, and accountable care organizations across the state. The CMHI works to be inclusive of people and organizations committed to ensuring a medical home model that supports a stronger delivery of care in Colorado.
Why the Medical Home Works
The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) has developed the following framework to help fellow medical home supporters and advocates explain the benefits and strategies associated with delivering patient-centered primary care. The graphic is organized according to the five key features of the medical home model: Patient-centered, comprehensive, coordinated, accessible, and committed to quality and safety. The infographic includes definitions for each of these features, sample strategies used by health professionals, employers, and payers, and their collective impact on the health system.
Click the infographic to go to the PCPCC site for more information!
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