The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that SuccessEHS client Ruth U. Fertel / Tulane Community Health Center received the highest level of recognition from its 2011 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program. Six of Tulane CHC’s providers also earned NCQA 2011 PCMH Level 3 recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and integrate patients as active participants in care. These six providers include: Caroline Christopher, MD; Edith Gabor, NP; Christopher Joplin, MD; Eboni Price-Haywood, MD; Michele Simoneaux, MD; and Philip Skelding, MD.
The PCMH care delivery model is designed to strengthen the physician-patient relationship by moving from episodic care to coordinated care and an ongoing relationship with a physician-led care team for wellness and long-term healing. Key domains of the model include improved patient access to care through open scheduling and expanded hours, and strong communication among patients, physicians and staff. Technology plays a key role in achievement. [Read more…]