The Patient-Centered Medical Home Resource Center

Mission

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recognizes that revitalizing the Nation’s primary care system is foundational to achieving high-quality, accessible, efficient health care for all Americans. The primary care medical home, also referred to as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), advanced primary care, and the health care home, is a promising model for transforming the organization and delivery of primary care.

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Relevance

The medical home model holds promise as a way to improve health care in America by transforming how primary care is organized and delivered. The PCMH Resource Center provides objective, evidence-based information to policymakers, researchers, and implementers interested in transforming primary care.

Products

Searchable citations database; PCMH-focused white papers, decisionmaker briefs, and research methods briefs; catalogue of Federal PCMH activities; care coordination measures atlas; practice facilitation resources, including a how-to guide and case studies.

Audiences

The PCMH Resource Center provides policymakers, researchers, and implementers with access to evidence-based resources about the medical home and its potential to transform primary care and improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of U.S. health care. Researchers seeking to improve evaluations of the medical home can view papers describing what we know about the medical home and its effects and areas in which further research is needed, as well as information on evaluation methods and measures. Policymakers can explore resources on policy options for implementing key aspects of the medical home to improve primary care delivery, including information about the activities of Federal Agencies in this area. Implementers will find information about primary care transformation and practice facilitation, including case studies of exemplar programs and guidance regarding starting a practice facilitation program.

Settings of Care

The information on www.pcmh.ahrq.gov is oriented to primary care settings.

Page last reviewed August 2013
Internet Citation: The Patient-Centered Medical Home Resource Center. August 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/about/otherwebsites/pcmh.ahrq.gov/index.html