Goals & Objectives
PCMH: Concept & Practice
- Provide students with evidence-based learning and experiential exposure to the principles and practice of the Patient Centered Medical Home model.
- Educate students about the how the Patient Centered Medical Home will change the future landscape of primary care in the United States.
- Understand the different operational models, their advantages and disadvantages in supporting the principles and achieving the goals of the PCMH.
- Empower students to be leaders in, and advocate for, changes in systems-based care that benefit both patients and health providers.
- Know the history behind the development of the Patient Centered Medical Home concept.
- Gain an understanding of the current landscape of primary care medicine and the changes sought by the PCMH model.
- List the evidence that support the 7 principles of the Patient Centered Medical Home: Personal Physician; Physician Directed Medical Practice: Whole Person Orientation; Integrated & Coordinated Care; Quality & Safety; Enhanced Access; and Payment.
- Understand the reasoning behind the spread of the PCMH model.
Integration of the Model
- Participate in patient care within a Patient Centered Medical Home primary care practice.
- Associate each of the 7 principles of the PCMH with one of their patients to see how the PCMH has directly benefited or harmed the patient.
- Be aware of the resources available to providers regarding the PCMH and its implementation.
- Understand how a practice undergoes change and redesign.
- List the NCQA standards and criteria required to become recognized as a PCMH.