Health IT offers the opportunity to expand upon the patient-centered medical home, according to a report from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative.
Though many providers are working closely with other medical providers, they should include a wider range of partners including schools, employers, public health agencies and faith-based organizations to improve health in their "medical neighborhood," the report argues.
This report supports primary care clinicians in their efforts to adopt a population health approach that leverages health IT solutions. The report titled, “Managing Populations, Maximizing Technology: Population Health Management in the Medical Neighborhood,” offers a first-time, comprehensive view of health IT-enabled population health management that is built on a foundation of the patient-centered medical home, and further extends into the medical neighborhood.
The report serves as an essential primer for physicians and practices that are considering partnerships with a broad range of organizations in their community using health IT to help deliver population health. -
The report is available at: http://www.pcpcc.org/download/4378/PCPCC%20Population%20Health%20FINAL%20e-Version.pdf?redirect=node/200274
A Summary of this report is also available at : http://www.fiercehealthit.com/story/health-it-central-population-health-medical-neighborhood/2013-10-15