Will the medical home trend transform how you practice medicine?
Abstract: If the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) trend continues to gain ground, it will most likely involve every type of provider and require dramatic changes in health care delivery. Key to the PCMH concept is “whole-person orientation,” in which the personal physician is responsible for meeting all of the patient’s health care needs or arranging appropriate care through other qualified professionals. But transforming a medical practice to a PCMH is a major undertaking that requires a series of incremental changes. Doctors will need to tailor their conception and implementation of the PCMH model to the distinct characteristics of their practice.