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MaineHealth/MMC PHO 
     Patient Centered Medical Home

The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a team-based model
of providing care in a coordinated, consistent and efficient way. 
Providing patients the best care when and where they want it requires
teams to actively look for improvement possibilities and opportunities to
create effieicnet workflow, satisfied staff and effective communication
with patients and other providers. 
Explore our site for information about:
-MaineHealth/MMC PHO Learning Collaborative 
-NCQA and other Training Opportunities for practices 
-Patient centered healthcare Resources from around the country
-Improvement Coaching and Practice Improvement Tools

News and Information

2014 NCQA Standards Are Available

Key Changes Include:

    • Enahnced emphasis on team-based care
    • Care management focus on high-need populations
    • Aligning of quality improvement with the triple aim
    • Sustained transformation
    • Integration of behavioral health

For more information, visit NCQA's PCMH page

NCQA Free Webinar: Behind the Enhancements

NCQA will host a webinar for those who want to learn more abou the rationale behind the 2014 Standards update. Topics will include how the standards differ from 2011, alignment with the triple aim and the impact of the new standards on delivery of care.

April 23, 2:00pm
Click here for more information


Quick glance at improvement tools -
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Open School:

These short videos offer instruction on improvement tools using visual
examples. Taught by Robert Lloyd, Director of Performance Improvement
at IHI.


Introducing BrightSpots - View

We've compiled a booklet of improvement success from
our collaborative teams, we'll continue adding to
the compilation as we receive these fantastic stories!


Becoming a PCMH Practice,
video resources:

A Video Guide for NCQA PCMH recognition
"Transitioning Your Practice to the Patient Centered Medical
NCQA worked with Merck to create this PCMH transition video for
clinicians, who are interested in PCMH Recognition.
Visit the NCQA website to view the video (scroll down half the page to
view the video)


Visit our Resources page for information on PCMH initiatives and
sources including Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, TransforMED
and Maine Quality Counts.

We also provide a Training Opportunities page listing available webinars
and in-person educational sessions designed to help practices build
quality improvement, Medical Home, and NCQA recognition knowledge. 


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