PCMH Foundations: Health IT
Health IT can support the PCMH model by collecting, storing, and managing personal health information, as well as aggregate data that can be used to improve processes and outcomes. Health IT can also support communication, clinical decisionmaking, and patient self-management.
There are tools and resources available in the Health IT reference library that will provide more information about these principles.
|Brief||Strategies to Ensure HITECH Supports the Patient Centered Medical Home||HITECH programs and other current Federal legislation are necessary but not sufficient for driving widespread adoption of the medical home model. This brief discusses the ways in which HITECH and broader health reform legislation could ensure EHRs are implemented in a way that supports primary care transformation.||(PDF-91.18KB PDF Help||
|White Paper||Necessary But Not Sufficient: The HITECH Act and Health Information Technology’s Potential to Build Medical Homes||The HITECH legislation could help to support key principles of the PCMH through the adoption of health IT. This paper discusses how the legislation can support these principles, as well as policy recommendations that would increase the ability of health IT to support primary care transformation in the future.||( PDF-320.88KB PDF Help||HTML|
|Report||Practice-Based Population Health: Information Technology to Support Transformation to Proactive Primary Care||Practice-Based Population Health is an approach to care that uses information on a group of patients within a primary care practice(s) to improve the care and clinical outcomes of patients within that practice. This report describes this approach and discusses the information management functionalities that may help primary care practices to move forward with this type of proactive management.||(PDF-752.49KB PDF Help||