A medical home is a way to give complete primary care that promotes partnerships between patients, clinicians, medical staff, and families. A medical home goes beyond the walls of clinical practice. It encompasses specialty care, educational services, family support, and more. By implementing medical home functions, you can deliver better, more effective, and more efficient care while responding to each patient’s unique needs and preferences.
Why is medical home care necessary?
The patient-centered medical home is not a final destination but a model for achieving primary care excellence to receive care at the right time, in the right place, and in the way that best suits a patient’s needs. It is where patients are treated with dignity, respect, and compassion, enabling them to build strong and trusting relationships with providers and staff. As a result, the medical home model can help you provide better coordinated, more comprehensive, and personalized care while at the same time granting improved access to medical care and services and ensuring improved health outcomes, especially for patients who have chronic conditions.
The model is designed to meet most patients’ mental and physical health care needs, including wellness and prevention, acute care, and chronic care, through a team of care providers.
Medical home delivers primary care oriented towards the whole person. It is a partnership among practitioners, patients, and their families through an arrangement of culture, unique needs, preferences, and values that ensure decisions respect what the patient wishes, needs, and prefers and that patients have the knowledge and support they require to decide and participate in their care.
Medical homes seek to make primary care accessible through shorter waiting times, enhanced office hours, after-hours access to providers through 24/7 telephone or electronic access, and strong communication through health IT innovations.
Medical home coordinates patient care across all elements of the healthcare system, including hospitals, specialty care, home health care, community services, and supports, emphasizing efficient care transitions.
Quality and safety
The medical home is committed to providing safe, high-quality care utilizing clinical decision-support tools, evidence-based care, shared decision-making, performance measurement, and population health management. Clinicians and staff make a point of quality improvement to ensure patients and families make informed decisions about their health. Sharing quality data and improvement activities contributes to a systems-level commitment to quality.
At Signature Health Services, we will be happy to team with you, alongside with your doctor in order to provide the best care available. A care that will fit your specific needs and will help you to achieve your health goals.
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