Patient-Centered Health Home

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Patient-Centered Health Home

HIV ACCESS Patient-Centered Medical Home Demonstration Project

Visit with Dr. Frances Herb at LifeLong Medical Care

The PCMH Project is using technological innovation and collaborative learning to support HIV ACCESS clinics in the journey toward Patient-Centered Medical Home transformation. Funded by the California HIV/AIDS Research Program, the PCMH Demonstration Project leverages the HIV ACCESS network’s long history of partnership.  Implementing the project in the context of an existing network adds value to existing relationships and information-sharing processes with technical assistance, coaching, and shared learning. Our project is led by a Steering Committee consisting of representatives from all five HIV ACCESS clinic sites:

The HIV ACCESS PCMH Demonstration Project builds on the longstanding patient-centered model of care of the HIV ACCESS program by implementing several key service delivery changes. The goals of the project are: (1) To support optimal use of health information technology; (2) To build capacity at HIV ACCESS sites to prepare for recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance as Patient-Centered Medical Homes; (3) To use electronic health records and other technology to implement population-based panel management

at three intervention clinic sites. These goals aim to improve health

outcomes as well as continuity of care for patients.

In June of 2012, Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC) at Highland Hospital launched a panel management pilot in the Adult Immunology Clinic using the existing LabTracker system and a Microsoft Access database. Please click on the video link below for more detail to hear from ACMC staff about their successes and challenges so far.