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This page was last modified on : 12/19/2012

 

Other Medical Home Websites

There are a number of national and state websites with excellent resources and information about medical homes.

 

 

National Websites


Pediatric-Focused

The National Center for Medical Home Implementation

The American Academy of Pediatrics  

Hub of national medical home activities for children and youth with special needs.  Information and tools for health care providers and families.  National medical home training curriculum, and links to medical home projects and activities in all state.

 

From the National Center: Building Your Medical Home Toolkit

The user-friendly Toolkit supports practices' development and/or improvement of a pediatric Medical Home. It also prepares practices to to apply for and potentially meet the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Physician Practice Connections® Patient Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMHTM) Recognition program requirements. The AAP created a crosswalk between each of the Toolkit building blocks and the NCQA PPC-PCMH Recognition Program 'must pass' elements.

www.pediatricmedhome.org/

The Center for Medical Home Improvement

Hood Center for Children & Families, Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Developers of the Medical Home Index and other medical home quality improvement tools.  Parent Partner Guide and more.

www.medicalhomeimprovement.org/

Medical Home State Data Pages- Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health

The Data Resource Center—funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration—is partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics to help state and family leaders quickly access data on how children and youth in each state experience receiving care within a medical home.

Use this website to see your state’s medical home performance profile for all children or children with special health care needs. You can also compare across all states or view state ranking maps by clicking on the green map of the US. The site has background information about medical home measurement for state policymakers and agencies, practices and family leaders.

http://www.childhealthdata.org/browse/medicalhome

 

Medical Home Portal

The Medical Home Portal aims to provide ready access to reliable and useful information for professionals and families to help them care and advocate for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), as partners in the Medical Home model. The site has detailed diagnosis-specific information, billing/coding tips and more. Though developed in and for Utah, the Portal is being reprogrammed, with support from a National Library of Medicine grant to enable sharing its content with other states and regions around the country.

http://medicalhomeportal.org

National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ)

Education and research organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care provided to children. NICHQ's mission is to eliminate the gap between what is and what can be in health care for all children.
http://www.nichq.org/index.html

 

The Catalyst Center

National center dedicated to improving health care insurance and financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN).  Identifies strategies to cover more kids, close benefit gaps, pay for additional services and build capacity.  Catalyst creates publications and products, answers technical assistance questions, researchs innovative state-based financing strategies, guides stakeholders to outside resources, and connects those interested in working together to address complex health care coverage and financing issues.

http://hdwg.org/catalyst/

All Ages

Patient Centered Medical Home Resource Center

 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

This Web site provides policymakers and researchers with access to evidence-based resources about the medical home and its potential to transform primary care and improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of U.S. health care.

www.pcmh.ahrq.gov/portal/server.pt/community/pcmh__home/1483

 

National Academy for State Health Policy

Medical Home and Patient Centered Care page.  Includes link to searching for summary of each state's medical home activities.

http://www.nashp.org/med-home-map

Safety Net Medical Home Initiative

In partnership  with the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Qualis Health is leading the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative (SNMHI), a five year initiative sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund, to accelerate patient-centered medical home (PCMH) transformation in 65 practices around the country.

www.safetynetmedicalhome.org/safety-net/index.cfm

 

TransforMED- Transforming Medical Practices

TransforMED is focused on practice redesign and affiliated with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).  Great practical resources on this extensive website focused on helping practices becoming higher performing medical homes.

www.transformed.com/

Improving Chronic Care

A National Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Theory and practical tools for how to systematically improve care for persons of all ages who have ongoing health or developmental conditions.  Based in Seattle at the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Group Health Cooperative Center for Health Studies.
www.improvingchroniccare.org/

See Improving Chronic Care's Patient-Centered Medical Home pages for more detailed information about implementing medical homes:

 

Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative

PCPCC is a coalition of major employers, consumer groups, and other stakeholders who have joined with organizations representing primary care physicians to develop and advance the patient centered medical home.

The Collaborative believes that, if implemented, the patient centered medical home will improve the health of patients and the viability of the health care delivery system. In order to accomplish our goal, employers, consumers, patients, physicians and payers have agreed that it is essential to support a better model of compensating physicians.

www.pcpcc.net/

 

 

 

State Websites


WA State Department of Health

Patient Centered Health Homes page

 

(WA) Center for Children with Special Needs

Program of Seattle Children's Hospital in Seattle, Washington. Additional funding provided by the WA Dept of Health.  The Center focuses on improving systems of care for children with special needs through education, research and evaluation. The Center's work impacts policy, quality of care, education and family partnerships in health care.

http://cshcn.org

Medical Home Colorado

http://www.healthcolorado.net/MedicalHome.shtml

 

 

 

(Ohio) Center for Children and Infants with Special Needs, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

See especially the Special Needs Resource Directory, a national model.

www.cincinnatichildrens.org/svc/alpha/c/special-needs/

 

Vermont Child Health Improvement Project (VCHIP)

Model for how quality improvement activities can be used to bring together state partners to improve health care services for children. Based at the Univ. of Vermont, College of Medicine, VCHIP collaborates on many health care quality improvement projects locally and nationally. These include child development, newborn and childhood preventive services, ADHD, asthma, foster care, prenatal care, opiate-exposed newborn care and adolescent health.

www.med.uvm.edu/vchip/HP-DEPT.ASP?SiteAreaID=513

Wisconsin: Medical Home Toolkit

http://wimedicalhometoolkit.aap.org/index.cfm

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