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Patient Engagement: Health IT Leaders Define the Term

Patient Engagement HealthCare Too’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), Tim Perry, was recently quoted in Electronic Health Reporter’s article What Is Patient Engagement: Health IT Leaders Define the Term by Scott Rupp.  When initially approached about his views, Tim was excited to share his thoughts on patient engagement.  Tim led several group discussions and even more […]

PCMH Model – Patient Centered Medical Home

PCMH Model The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Model is, as a classmate often quipped, “intuitively obvious”.  This PCMH Infographic quickly showcases the PCMH model principles, adoption rate, and benefits. Joint Principles It is really quite difficult to find fault with the principles behind the PCMH model.  They all make perfect sense such that one might expect […]

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Coordinated Care in a HIPAA Era 1

Coordinated Care in a HIPAA Era Coordinated Care One noticeable trend in the changing US healthcare system is greater collaboration, or coordinated care, among providers to address multiple needs of patients.  Coordinated Care supports the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Triple Aim of: Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction); Improving the health […]

Integrating behavioral healthcare into the PCMH (Patient Centered Medical Home)

Integrating behavioral healthcare into the PCMH Published in March 2014, an article took a major step in transforming US healthcare by integrating behavioral healthcare into the PCMH (Patient-Centered Medical Home).  The idea of a Patient-Centered Medical Home was not necessarily new and had been formally introduced in February 2007 through the Joint Principles of the […]

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The Future of Online Therapy?

Online Therapy Online Therapy is not a new concept as the following infographic shows.  Indeed, according to one knowledgeable resource in the counseling community the first online therapy happened as far back as 1968 when a Boston psychiatrist lived across the bay and needed to avoid traffic (http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/431064_1). The combination of Health Information Technology (HIT) and […]