Manasquan, NJ (PRWEB) April 23, 2008
The medical home model is gaining ground in the healthcare community as a critical response to the state of primary care. Patients, payors and providers are realizing the benefits that can result from providing accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate and culturally effective care -- improved clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction levels that don't increase healthcare costs.
To keep pace with this growing initiative, the Healthcare Intelligence Network is pleased to announce its newest free monthly e-mail newsletter, the Medical Home Monitor. This newsletter will keep you up-to-date and well-informed on the latest medical home issues and developments, providing news, analysis, Q&A and audio interviews with early adopters and monitoring its impact on healthcare coverage, physician practices and reimbursement models. Get a sample issue and subscribe
- Background on the Medical Home: In the medical home model, the patient's physician leads a team that collectively takes responsibility for the patient's ongoing care, which is coordinated across hospitals, nursing homes, insurers and the patient's family and community. Initially advanced by pediatricians in the 1990s, the model is gaining ground throughout primary care. The establishment of medical homes figures prominently in efforts to reduce improper use of costly hospital emergency rooms and has prompted providers to seek revisions in reimbursement models to match this new model of care.
- Newsletter Highlights: Medical Home Monitor will track the construction of medical homes around the country and their impact on healthcare access, quality, utilization, cost and reimbursement. As providers and payors reframe care delivery, this e-newsletter will cover the pilots, practice transformations, tools and technology that will guide healthcare organizations toward clinical excellence. Get a sample issue and subscribe.
Quote Attributable to Melanie Matthews, HIN Executive VP and COO:
"Primary care as we know it is being redefined as healthcare providers and insurers turn toward this new model of care. HIN's Medical Home Monitor will give industry professionals the latest developments on medical homes across the country, guiding payors and providers on the marketing of the medical home to members and patients and providing access to a wide variety of information resources on medical home applications."
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