Few Times before ComingTechs Contacted with Paul Grundy. He told us about a lot of paradigm change in healthcare.
In the next 10 years, we will be living in
1) mobile world
2) in the middle of an aging and chronic disease epidemic and
But, we will also have the ability to analyze data in a cognitive way this will do for doctors’ minds what X-ray and medical imaging have done for their vision. How? By turning data into actionable information. Take, for instance, IBM’s intelligent supercomputer, Watson. Watson can analyze the meaning and context of human language and quickly process vast amounts of information. With this information, it can suggest options targeted to a patient’s specific circumstances.
We need the basic foundation to support this transformation a system integrator where data at the level of a patients flows and is held accountable and that model is the Patient-Centered Medical Home. (PCMH) starts to happen when clinicians/ healers step up to comprehensive relationship-based care empowered by tools to manage the data and communicate effectively. This move to PCMH level care requires the discipline of leading a team that delivers population health management, patent centered prevention, care that is coordination, comprehensive accessible 24/7 and integrated across a delivery system and all of that is power by data made into meaningful information. But at its core, it is a move toward integration of a healing relationship in primary care and population management all at the point of care with the tools to do just that.
A Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) happens when primary care healers keeping that core healing relationship with their patients step up to become specialists in Family and Community Medicine. The move is to the discipline of leading a team that delivers population health management, patent centered prevention, care that is coordination, comprehensive accessible 24/7 and integrated across a delivery system. PCMH happens when the specialists in Family and Community Medicine wake up every morning and ask the question WITH DATA how will my team improve the health of my community today?
All over the world, three huge factors are in play that is driving the concept of Patient-Centered Medical Home. They are:
1) Cost and demography
2) Information technology and data (information that is actionable will equal demand for accountability by the payer or buyer of the care)
3) Consumer demand to engage healthcare differently have a question about lab results why not e-mail?
But at its core, it is a move toward integration of a healing relationship in primary care and population management all at the point of care with the tools to do just that.
The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) lies at the center of the effort to get at population health, integrated and coordinated care. PCMH is where the Primary care healer leads an organization that delivers clinician-led primary care, with comprehensive, accessible, holistic, coordinated, evidence-based coordination and management. In the USA this is now the standard of care in the USA Australia Singapore. Also, the health care reform laws around the world will likely increase the importance of PCMHs in the USA because under the legislation In the USA the PCMH is the foundation of a move to Accountable Care and Accountable care Organizations (ACOs) was created in 2012; ACOs are a combination of primary care, hospitals, and specialists tied to a defined population and accountable for the quality, outcomes, and cost of health care received by that population and the healer relationship-based PCMH.
Paul Grundy known as the “godfather” of the Patient-Centered Medical Home, member of the Institute of Medicine and recipient of the prestigious Barbara Starfield Primary Care Leadership Award in 2016 and the 2012 National Committee for Quality Assurance(NCQA) Quality Award, is IBM’s Global Director of Healthcare Transformation.