Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 27, 2012
The American College of Physicians (ACP) today announced enhancements to their online practice improvement tool, ACP Medical Home Builder® 2.0. Practices with a premium license can now download the results of their self-evaluations to develop customized reports and graphs. The 22 modules are now organized into three functional sections to reflect the main objectives of each grouping—Building the Foundation (focuses on the PCMH model and attributes), Improving Clinical Care (applies medical home attributes to particular clinical conditions), and Managing Your Practice (provides guidance on common office operational and business issues).
Medical Home Builder is a robust, yet easy-to-use, self-paced online tool that enables clinicians and their staffs to measure and—where needed—improve patient care and office workflow based on the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model. It is entirely self-paced and self-directed.
“Medical Home Builder provides direct access to assessment tools and resources in a format appropriate for all members of ambulatory practices and training programs,” said Dr. Michael S. Barr, ACP’s senior vice president for the division of medical practice, professionalism and quality. “Practices of all sizes, specialties, and across the spectrum of efficiency will find opportunities for improvement in clinical quality, office processes and patient-centered care whether there is a desire to become recognized as a patient-centered medical home—or not.”
Medical Home Builder’s extensive library of 22 modules is now organized by:
1. Building the Foundation: Addresses the key attributes and expectations of PCMH according to the major national recognition and accreditation entities.
2. Improving Clinical Care: Helps practices apply patient-centered care attributes to specific conditions and/or clinical concerns.
3. Managing Your Practice: Helps practices deliver efficient and effective care by providing tools and resources that support day-to-day operations.
Medical Home Builder users are part of an online community of practices committed to improving patient care and office operations. Not every practice using Medical Home Builder is planning to become a recognized medical home—but all find value in the variety of modules available and guidance provided. Each person in participating practices has access to all of the content in the Medical Home Builder including the self-assessment questions, peer-to-peer videos and a community discussion forum where questions can be posed to colleagues. For more information, visit http://www.medicalhomebuilder.org.
About the American College of Physicians.
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