'Obtaining PCMH recognition at each of our seven primary care locations is a tremendous milestone for IMA and a signal that we are truly on the cutting edge of how medical care is delivered to patients,' said IMA President Dr. Jan Glowacki.
Shrewsbury, NJ (PRWEB) November 16, 2015
For the first time in the Monmouth County medical group’s history, each and every one of Integrated Medicine Alliance’s Primary Care locations has received recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Center of Quality Assurance. Research has shown that the personal, effective and efficient care provided by PCMH-recognized medical providers results in higher quality care and lower costs and IMA is proud to now offer this level of service to all of its patients throughout the area.
“Obtaining PCMH recognition at each of our seven primary care locations is a tremendous milestone for IMA and a signal that we are truly on the cutting edge of how medical care is delivered to patients,” said IMA President Dr. Jan Glowacki. “It has been proven that PCMH practices offer patients better outcomes by focusing on wellness care and proactively addressing medical problems before they become more serious. IMA has been a leader in the movement toward this type of patient-focused care delivery and this recognition further affirms that fact.”
PCMH recognition affirms that a practice provides a high quality of team-based care that is focused on the patient. Central to this recognition is the fact that the practice provides technically enhanced evidence-based care. IMA has proven that it strives for a high level of patient engagement and long term relationships through outreach, removing barriers to care and coordinating care across the medical landscape with a commitment to expanded access to care at a patient’s time of need.
The six areas of focus for a PCMH include:
- Enhanced access to care and continuity of care
- Identifying and managing patient populations through risk stratification
- Planning and management of care over the long term
- Encouragement of self-care and community support
- Tracking and coordination of care received in other venues
- Measurement and improvement of performance
About Integrated Medicine Alliance
Integrated Medicine Alliance is a medical “group without walls” comprised of three urgent care centers, seven primary care practices, a physical therapy center, a diagnostic center, a wellness center and more. The company was founded in 1994 in an effort to consolidate administrative services and give providers more time and resources to do what they do best – serve patients. Integrated Medicine Alliance is at the forefront of the Patient Centered Medical Home initiative to provide proactive wellness and preventative care to patients with customized medical plans that suit their needs. For more information, visit Integrated Medicine Alliance’s website.