PCMH

What is PCMH?

At Northeast Pediatrics, we follow the PCMH (Patient-Centered Medical Home) model of care which strives to provide comprehensive care for the patient. Research has shown the PCMH model improves the quality of care and increases satisfaction, all while reducing the cost of health care.

With this model of care, better relationships are built between clinical teams and patients through evidence-based medicine and American Academy of Pediatrics resources.

With a dedicated team of health professionals and proper self-management support, we will empower the patient and family to take responsibility of their health. 

5 Attributes of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

Patient-Centered: A partnership between clinical team, patients, and their families to ensure that medical decisions express the patients’ wants, needs, and preferences. The partnership ensures patients and their families have the education and support they need to participate in their own care.

Comprehensive Care: A team of medical professionals who are accountable for the patient’s physical and mental health care needs, including preventative, wellness, acute, and chronic care.

Coordinated Care: Care is coordinated across all elements of the broader health care system, including specialty care, hospitals, home health care, community services and supports.

Accessible: Patients and families are able to access services with shorter waiting times, after-hours care, 24/7 electronic or telephone access to a member of the care team, and alternative means of communication such as portal messages.

Quality and Safety: Care teams and staff enhance quality improvement to ensure patients and their families make informed decisions about their health through evidence-based medicine and clinical decision support tools.