Patient centered medical home

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Patient centered medical homeUT Health San Antonio received national praise for its approach to health care.

The clinical practice of the Long School of Medicine received Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

In a patient-centered medical home model, the patient is served by a primary care physician and health care team that takes a holistic approach to care, taking into account the patient’s family and job situation, health history and spiritual needs. The team may include physician specialists, nurses, physical therapists, nurse educators, pharmacists, psychologists and occupational therapists.

The recognition was earned for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, proactive relationships.

“This recognition is an important milestone that reflects on the quality of the care we deliver to our patients,” said Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and interim director of the UT Medicine Primary Care Center.

“This is not a finished product. We will continue to work on improving our care of our patient population. This national recognition fuels our efforts to lead primary care in our community and among the families we serve.”

The NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.

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