Blue Hill Family Medicine is seeking patients from the community to serve on a leadership committee that will help to evaluate and expand the patient-centered medical home model that has been in place since 2009. Volunteers will typically be expected to participate in one meeting a month, held in the evening.
The new model was established when Blue Hill Family Medicine was recognized as a patient centered medical home by the National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare in the United States. The Blue Hill primary care practice received recognition at level two and will soon be recognized at level three when the implementation of electronic medical records (EMR) is complete.
As a patient centered medical home, Blue Hill Family Medicine facilitates partnerships between individual patients, their primary care providers, other clinical staff such as nurses, and when appropriate, family members to strengthen healthcare outcomes. To date, the practice has focused on patients with chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Information technology and other means help to assure that patients receive systematic, timely, and coordinated care. Performance evaluation is another key aspect of the patient centered medical home model.
For more information, contact Catherine Princell, RN at 374-3965.