PCMH Resources for Policymakers

Explore resources on policy options for implementing key aspects of the medical home to improve primary care delivery.

PCMH Resources for Policymakers

Briefs

Improving Evaluations of the Medical Home
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A concise description for decisionmakers of why and how to commission effective evaluations of medical home demonstrations. Learn what outcomes to assess, why to include control practices, and why not accounting for clustering can doom an evaluation.

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.
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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.

Reports

Practice-Based Population Health: Information Technology to Support Transformation to Proactive Primary Care
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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.

Research Articles