Five Components of a Patient Centered Medical Home
1) Comprehensive Care
A team of health care providers, led by a physician, provide for a patient’s physical and mental health care needs, including prevention and wellness, acute care, and chronic care at any stage of life.
2) Patient-Centered Care
A continuous relationship between practitioners, patients, and their families ensures that decisions respect patients’ wants, needs, and preferences, and that patients have the education and support they need to make decisions and participate in their own care.
3) Coordinated Care
Care is organized across all elements of the broader health care system, including specialty care, hospitals, home health care, community services and supports.
4) Accessible Services
Care is received in the right place, at the right time, and in the manner that best suits a patient's needs.
5) Committed to Quality & Safety
Clinicians and staff enhance quality improvement to ensure that patients and families make informed decisions about their health.