Web links: Medical home resources

A collection of web links about the medical home concept of health care.

The concept of the medical home is gaining new supporters in every sector of health care. Defined as primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective, the medical home will save health care dollars and provide better, more preventative care to patients, especially young patients. Here is all you need to know-the history, the supporters, and the latebreakers-about the medical home.

AAMC's medical home page http://www.aamc.org/newsroom/reporter/march08/medicalhome.htm
From the Association of American Medical Colleges.

AAP's medical home page: http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/medicalhome.cfm/
The American Academy of Pediatrics' description of the medical home.

ACP's medical home page: http://www.acponline.org/advocacy/where_we_stand/medical_home/
The American College of Physicians' stand on medical homes.

The other AOA's medical home page: http://www.aoa.org/x9206.xml
The American Optometric Association's take on the medical home.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services press release on the medical home:http://provider.thomsonhealthcare.com/News/view/?id=2054
"CMS Selects Thomson Reuters to Help Implement Medical Home Demonstration Project for Medicare"

History of the medical home:http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;110/1/184/
AAP premiered the idea in a 1992 paper.

Medical Home Portal: http://www.medicalhomeportal.org/
"Reliable information and resources to help physicians and parents care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN)."

The National Center for Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Needs: http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/
From the American Academy of Pediatrics.

National Medical Home Summit: http://www.medicalhomesummit.com/
Infomration from the recent two-day conference in Philadelphia.

Physician Practice Connections: Patient-Centered Medical Home: http://www.ncqa.org/tabid/631/Default.aspx/
From the National Committee for Quality Assurance.