About Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and evidence-based medicine
The patient-centered medical home is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care. We have been PCMH recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) since 2019. As a PCMH we strive to build better relationships between our patients and care teams. Research shows that PCMHs improve quality and the patient experience and increase staff satisfaction—while reducing health care costs. Practices that earn recognition have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement and a patient-centered approach to care.
The practice uses evidence-based care to treat patients meaning the doctors use clinical reasoning to integrate information from clinical expertise, research evidence and the patient's values and circumstances. The practice follows evidence-based guidelines from The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force which is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of people nationwide by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services.https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/
The practice is also a member of Orange Care Accountable care organization. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high-quality care to the Medicare patients they serve. Coordinated care helps ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, with the goal of avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors.https://www.orangecaregroup.com/about-us/