Your Medical Home

What exactly is Patient Medical Home?

The Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) is a family practice defined by its patients as the place they feel most comfortable to discuss their personal and family health concerns. The goal is to have the patient’s family physician, the most responsible provider of their medical care, work collaboratively with a team of health professionals, which may include nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists and others as required, to coordinate comprehensive healthcare services and ensure continuity of patient care. These professionals can be located in the same physical site as the family physician or linked through different practice sites, telehealth or other enabling communications. The PMH enables the best possible outcomes for each person, the practice population and the community being served.

It can include aspects of:
-team-based care
-organized evidence-based care
-patient centered interactions
-enhanced access
-care coordination
-capacity for improvement
-engaged leadership