Navigation Links
National quality committee recognizes UT family medicine clinic in TMC
Date:7/12/2011

The UT Family Medicine Associates clinic in the Texas Medical Center has received a special designation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a model for patient-centered care. The clinic is part of UT Physicians, the medical group practice of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

UT Family Medicine Associates was designated a NCQA Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home, a model of healthcare delivery that aims to improve quality and efficiency.

"This honor is the result of the hard work of everyone here on the staff," said Carlos Moreno, M.D., professor and C. Frank Webber Chair in Family Medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UTHealth Medical School. "This recognizes our efforts to provide high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care to all of our patients."

The NCQA operates a program called the Physician Practice Connections Patient Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH), which recognizes practices for their use of the model that seeks to build partnerships between individual patients and their personal physicians instead of treating patient care as the sum of several sporadic office visits.

NCQA President Margaret E. O'Kane said, "PPC-PCMH Recognition shows that UT Family Medicine Associates has the tools, systems and resources to provide their patients with the right care at the right time."

In the patient-centered model, each patient's care is managed by a physician-led care team, which provides for all healthcare needs and coordinates treatment. Expanded hours and appropriate use of proven health information systems are part of the mix. Same day appointments are normally available.

"We credit our electronic health record system in playing a big role in the Patient-Centered Medical Home designation," said Olasunkanmi W. Adeyinka, M.D., clinic director and assistant professor of family and community medicine at the UTHealth Medical School. She singled out Akber Mazhar, MHA, physician office administrator, and Liza Rodriguez, clinic coordinator. "Akber was instrumental in ensuring that the practice's policies, procedures and processes reinforced the necessary guidelines as prescribed by NCQA to achieve this prestigious recognition. Liza played a key role in ensuring chart data for our patients met required quality thresholds. The combination of effective electronic medical record utilization and the clinic's leadership contributed to the practice's transformation, allowing us to weave exceptional quality care into the fabric of our clinical processes and operations."

To earn this recognition, UT Family Medicine Associates demonstrated the ability to meet the program's key elements, including written standards for patient access and enhanced communications; appropriate use of charting tools to track patients and organize clinical information; responsive care management techniques with an emphasis on preventive care; adaptation to patients' cultural and linguistic needs; use of information technology for prescriptions and care management; use of evidence-based guidelines to treat chronic conditions; systematic tracking of referrals and test results; and measurement and reporting of clinical and service performance.


'/>"/>

Contact: Robert Cahill
Robert.Cahill@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3030
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. Heart disease and stroke worldwide tied to national income
2. IASLC welcomes publication of CT screening results from National Lung Screening Trial
3. International team explores the stigma surrounding abortion
4. Internationally recognized BME professor to join University of Texas as visiting scholar
5. Scott & White Healthcare CEO named to national list of physician leaders
6. International Vasospasm 2011 conference could be springboard for treatment guidelines
7. BUS Jeffrey H. Samet, M.D., selected as a 2011 NIDA International Program Awards of Excellence winner
8. International team works out secrets of one of worlds most successful patient safety programs
9. News media registration opens for American Chemical Society National Meeting
10. Global Health Council opens 38th annual international conference in Washington
11. Internationally acclaimed immunologist shares $1 million Shaw Prize
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
National quality committee recognizes UT family medicine clinic in TMC
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... A Northwestern Pennsylvania ... domain address. Alpine Springs Rehabilitation & Recovery Center’s new website can be found ... along with its redesigned and retooled website. The treatment center has also revamped ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Ultimate Medical Academy today announced the keynote ... March 23-25, 2017 in Tampa, and reminded educators and education leaders to submit ... Dr. Michelle R. Weise, executive director of the Sandbox Collaborative, the R&D arm ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... ... and plastic balance boards have been around since at least the 1950s and are a ... first and only balance board to use a patent-pending design featuring high-pressure inflation technology and ... as well as skill-level adjustable for all ages and abilities. The board can be ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 23, 2017 , ... ... the premiere organization in North America for the scientific development, healthcare training and ... Annual Scientific Session, and its 2017 AAT Member Certification Qualification Courses for Technicians, ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... ... However, choosing the right method is paramount to success. Selecting an inappropriate measurement ... situations where multiple persons use the same equipment. Rare or expensive substances are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/23/2017)... New York , January 23, 2017 ... Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Market was valued at US$0.53 bn in ... expanding at a strong 17.50% CAGR between 2014 and 2022. The ... Global Industry Analysis, Size, Volume, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 ... Non-invasive ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... The global  anxiety disorders and depression treatment market  is ... incidence of depression worldwide is anticipated to drive the market growth in the ... demand for antidepressants in the recent years. Continue ... ... ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... SAN DIEGO , 23. Januar 2017  ResMed ... China ) und 3B Medical ( Winter ... sich auf eine Vereinbarung über die Beilegung aller globalen ... ist der Verkauf ihrer bestehenden Produkte im ... eine einmalige Zahlung an 3B leisten, um das in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: