Articles marked as bold are meant for those new to the idea of the Patient-Centered Medical Home.

Non-Academic Articles

  1. Trends in Health Care Delivery – 2014
    “A few thoughts about trends in health care delivery for contemplation.”
  2. Adding Health Education Specialists in your practice
    ” …new initiatives focused on quality and population care, such as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and meaningful use (MU) of health information technology, are bringing changes to the traditional practice model by promoting a team-based approach to patient care….Our practice [addressed] these [issues] by hiring a health education specialist.”
  3. PCMH from AAFP
    “The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is the future of primary care in the United States.”
  4. Atul Gawande articles from The New Yorker:
    1. The Hot Spotters
    2. The Cost Conundrum
    3. Cowboys and Pit Crews
    4. Big Med
  5. Ten steps to a patient-centered medical home
    “These steps are immediately available to the typical practice…”

Academic Articles

  1. The 10 Building Blocks of High-Performing Primary Care
    “..exemplar primary care practices [include] essential elements of primary care,… the 10 building blocks of high-performing primary care…: engaged leadership, data-driven improvement, empanelment, team-based care,… patient-team partnership, population management, continuity of care, prompt access to care, comprehensiveness and care coordination, and a template of the future.
  2. Strategies for Achieving Whole-Practice Engagement and Buy-in to the Patient-Centered Medical Home
    “Practice leaders promoting transformation in their own organization might find some or all of these strategies useful in their efforts to improve and change.”
  3. The Patient-Centered Medical Home – A Systematic Review
    The PCMH holds promise for improving the experiences of patients and staff and potentially for improving care processes…”
  4. What ‘Patient-Centered’ Should Mean: Confessions Of An Extremist
    Three useful maxims that I have encountered are these: (1) “The needs of the patient come first.”(2) “Nothing about me without me.”(3) “Every patient is the only patient.”
  5. The Teamlet Model of Primary Care
    “The teamlet model isanovel blueprint for addressing some of the serious problems facing primary care…”
  6. A “How To” Guide to Creating a Patient-Centered Medical Home
    This article discusses how a practice can lay the groundwork to become a PCMH
  7. The Triple Aim: Care, Health, And Cost
    “…
    we call those goals the “Triple Aim”: improving the individual experience of care; improving the health of populations; and reducing the per capita costs of care for populations.”

Multimedia

  1. What is a Medical Home?
    A short video explaining the Patient-Centered Medical Home
  2. On Point Live! With Atul Gawande: The Future Of American Healthcare