December 20, 2010
Salud Family Health Center and the Colorado Plains Medical Center Each Named Center for Excellence in Rural Training — The award recognizes the training that Salud and the Medical Center provide to medical students in various programs, including the Rural Track. Rural Track Director, Dr. Mark Deutchman, presented the CERT awards.
The CERT program aspires to increase the number and variety of healthcare professionals who choose to live and work in rural areas of Colorado through professional and personal life experiences. The CERT program works in concert with the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine and the Area Health Education Centers around the State.
December 17, 2010
A Consensus Operational Definition of Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) also known as Health Care Home — A joint product of the University of Minnesota and the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI).
Families, Systems, & Health: Special Issue on the Patient-Centered Medical Home — This special issue on the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) reflects its times. At the present time, the PCMH is an aspirational model with a few pilots functioning well around the country. Representing the thinking of some of the best minds in the field, the articles in this issue have an aspirational and idealistic tone as much as a descriptive and analytic one. A year ago the balance would have been tipped more toward idealism and model building and a year from now it would, in all likelihood, tip more toward model description and analysis.
Placing the Patient Front and Center — The patient-centered 'health home' promises to revitalize primary care and provide integrated, cost-effective treatment. How can psychologists get in the door?
November 16, 2010
Outcomes of Implementing Patient Centered Medical Homes Interventions: A Review of the Evidence from Prospective Evaluation Studies in the U.S. — The landmark brief outlines clear findings that investments in primary care can bend the cost curve.
November 16, 2010
CMS Introduces New Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation — Created by the Affordable Care Act, the Innovation Center will examine new ways of delivering and paying for health care that can save money for Medicare and Medicaid while improving the quality of care. CMS also announced the launch of new demonstration projects that will support efforts to better coordinate care and improve health outcomes for patients.
June 7, 2010
TransforMED National Demonstration Project Finds Most Practices Need Support to Make Changes — The long-awaited analysis of a massive patient-centered medical home, or PCMH, national demonstration project, or NDP, conducted from June 2006 to May 2008 now has been published in a special supplement to the May/June Annals of Family Medicine.
May 4, 2010
Safety Net Clinics to Receive $18M from the Colorado Health Foundation — Colorado's 15 Federally Qualified Health Centers will receive nearly $18 million from the Colorado Health Foundation to cover expenses ranging from construction projects to simple operating costs.
January 31, 2010
Eric Goplerud: Alcohol use and misuse of psychoactive medications by older Americans.