Many doctors are likely aware that the GPSC is working toward creating an integrated system of care – a health care system that improves support for patients through enhanced and simplified linkages between providers. The patient medical home model is an important component in building this system together with partners.
A patient medical home is a longitudinal GP practice where doctors work with colleagues and teams of health professionals, which may include nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and dietitians. Networked with other patient medical homes, the patient medical homes are linked to additional health care services provided outside of the practice. By working within their practices and networking with other physicians and health care providers, physicians are better enabled to deliver or enhance access to broad range of services for their patients.
Read more in the GPSC’s quarterly newsletter.