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Medical Home Websites:
Center For Medical Home Improvement
Building Your Medical Home
What is Medical Home?
As we quickly move past the first decade of the twenty-first century, health care reform and the need to transform primary care practice has never been more urgent. The health care reform bill contains Medical Home as the model of primary care needed to improve patient care and stop spiraling costs. A medical home is the working relationship between a child's family and a physician's practice that supports both excellent health care and family satisfaction. It includes good communication at office visits, between office visits and regarding visits to other specialists as well as oral health, health education, family support and anything else important to a child's overall health. Medical Homes are accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective. The Institute of Medicine and others have stated that system change is needed to make this transformation. System change within a practice is best done through quality improvement processes. Experiences by members of the AAP have demonstrated that "learning collaboratives" help start and maintain this process.
What is a Medical Home Learning Collaborative (MHLC)?
The Medical Home Learning Collaborative (MHLC) is a joint project between the IU School of Medicine and an IN Community Integrated Systems of Services Grant (CISS) grant from the IN State Department of Health. The MHLC has been working to improve Medical Home concepts in primary care practices since the Fall of 2009. The current practices in the Collaborative are:
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital - Muncie, IN
Blackburn Health Center – Indianapolis, IN
IU Health Arnett – Lafayette, IN
Foundations Family Medicine – Austin, IN
HealthNet Pediatric Adolescent Care Center – Indianapolis, IN
Riley MSA-1– Indianapolis, IN
Linwood Health Center - – Indianapolis, IN
Meridian Pediatrics – Carmel, IN
Pecar Health Center– Indianapolis, IN
Ridge Medical Center – Linton, IN
St. Francis Neighborhood Health Center– Indianapolis, IN
St. Vincent Faculty Practice– Indianapolis, IN
St. Vincent Family Medicine Residency Clinic– Indianapolis, IN
St. Vincent Pediatric Primary Care Clinic– Indianapolis, IN
St. Vincent Physician Network – Bohon / Craton – Bedford, IN
St. Vincent Physician Network – Lira – Mitchell, IN
Shipshewana Family Medicine - Shipshewana, IN
Wishard Primary Care Pediatrics– Indianapolis, IN