Evidence Grows for the Effective Patient-Centered Medical Home


  • Published On  Jan 7, 2015
  • Publication  HealthIT Analytics
  • Author  Jennifer Bresnick

Excerpt

Proof that patient navigators and care coordinators eventually pay for themselves is also coming to light as the patient-centered medical home takes root in more and more organizations.  At La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago, the implementation of a care coordination program has produced a 145% increase in primary care follow-up visits and a 10.3% decrease in seven-day readmissions.

“Our team has reduced cancellations by 30 percent,” said Brenda Wolf, president and CEO of La Rabida.  “These results just prove that our partnership with Medical Home Network is benefitting our members and increasing the efficiencies and cost-effectiveness of health care in Chicago.”

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