Patient-Centered Medical Homes

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a model of primary care delivery. In PCMH practices, patients receive well-coordinated services and enhanced access to a clinical team. Clinicians practicing in PCMHs use decision support tools, measure their performance, engage patients in their own care and conduct quality improvement activities to address patients' needs.

The PCMH model has the potential to improve clinical quality, improve patient experience and reduce health system costs. 

 

The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative

The Commonwealth Fund, Qualis Health and the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation have launched an initiative to help primary care safety net clinics become high-performing patient-centered medical homes.

Thirteen Idaho clinics are part of this nationally-recognized initiative, and IPCA serves as the regional coordinating center. 


For more information on the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative:

IPCA press release May 2009
Safety Net Medical Home Initiative website