Transition from Traditional Health Care to a Patient Centered Medical Home: Lessons Learned
Released: February 18, 2015
Expires: February 28, 2017
- CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
This activity discusses and reviews how a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a philosophical transformation of the way that healthcare is delivered today. Discussion includes how it is being considered, examined and implemented in communities across the United States, including the military. The PCMH places demands on the primary care practice to improve access, coordination of care, quality, satisfaction and comprehensive patient-centered care. It establishes a partnership among practitioners, patients and their families to ensure that decisions respect patients’ wants, needs and preferences, and that patients have the education and support required to make decisions and participate in their own care. This session assists organizations in the transformation of a traditional health care setting to a PCMH. It provides innovative ideas to break down barriers in the implementation process, redefine traditional roles of the health care team and discuss the path to becoming a mature medical home with the critical steps for sustainment.
This session was recorded during the 2014 AANP Conference. The full session is presented here in a MP4 format with a posttest review. Please Note: If you have already received credit for a specific course offered at an AANP conference, you may NOT claim additional credit for the same course in a different format.
After completion of this activity participants will be better able to:
1. Define the importance of identifying organizational need for change and creating a culture open to change.
2. Understand what a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is and its value.
3. Develop a strategy to redesign the medical team to achieve goals towards optimum patient care.
4. Develop a strategy to work towards and maintain a mature Patient Centered Medical Home.
Capt. Susan Steiner, FNP
CDR. Gayle Walker, RN
This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies. Capt. Steiner and CDR. Walker have no relevant affiliations to disclose.
To complete the CE for this activity review all the content, successfully answer at least 70% of test items on the online post-test and complete the online program evaluation. You will then be able to view/print your certificate of completion. For questions or more information concerning this online CE opportunity please contact Stormy Causey, Education Manager, at CECenter@aanp.org.