Abstract: The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is an approach that evolved from the understanding that a well-organized, proactive clinical team working in a tandem with well-informed patients is better able to address the preventive and disease management needs in a guideline-concordant manner. This approach represents a fundamental shift from episodic acute care models and has become an integral part of health reform supported on a federal level. The major aspects of PCMH, especially pertinent to its information infrastructure, were discussed by an expert panel organized by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality at the Informatics for Consumer Health Summit. This webinar will summarize the panel discussions along the four major domains presented at the summit: (1) PCMH as an Evolving Model of Healthcare Delivery; (2) Health Information Technology (HIT) Applications to Support the PCMH; (3) Current HIT Landscape of PCMH: Challenges and Opportunities; and (4) Future HIT Landscape of PCMH: Federal Initiatives on Health Informatics, Legislation, and Standardization.
Biography: Dr. Pranav Kothari has spent his career developing ideas to better serve the health care needs of consumers through more affordable, higher quality health care. He is a founder of Renaissance Health, an organization designing and implementing innovative models of care. He is a lead developer of the Ambulatory Intensive Caring Unit (AICU) and the Video Visit Booth concept, innovative models of care (initially developed with support from the California Health Care Foundation) that are being piloted with large entities across the United States, including the Boeing Company and UNITE HERE. In addition to AICU models, Renaissance Health leads the design of scaled medical home pilots for a variety of populations, including the underserved and uninsured. Dr. Kothari co-founded the original Renaissance Health internal medicine “lab” practice near Boston—a very early medical home model that tested new ideas, technologies and applications and conducted rapid-cycle innovations. He also organized the Innovators Roundtable, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supported roundtable of primary care innovators.