Patient Centered Medical Home

Patient Centered Medical Home

The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is an approach for providing comprehensive, coordinated primary care to adults, youth and children of all ages.  It facilitates partnerships between individual patients, and their personal physicians, the care team, and when appropriate, the patient’s family.

PCMH is a key strategy to improve health outcomes, reduce total costs, and strengthen primary care. Care is facilitated by registries, information technology, health information exchange, and other means to assure that patients get the indicated care when and where they need and want it in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

The process of PCMH recognition enables Community Health Centers (CHCs) to work toward improving quality of care and outcomes for their populations, increasing access and providing care in a cost effective manner.

To obtain technical assistance, training or general support for PCMH recognition and practice transformation, contact PCMH Consultant Dawn Gentsch.