Patient Centered Medical Home
A Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a medical practice that fosters direct relationships between patients and their care team in a holistic manner that takes into account all of a patient’s health care needs. PCMHs feature team-based care, with appropriate clinicians and ancillary care staff involved as necessary to keep patients in the best health status possible. Health information technology is an essential component of the PCMH concept, as are robust care coordination programs and an emphasis of preventive health and education to help patients manage their health as much as possible. Montefiore Care Management is actively working with Montefiore physicians to have their practices designated as PCMHs.