Date of Award
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Public Policy and Management
Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), comprehensive primary care, Muskie School of Public Service
The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a new model of care endorsed in 2007 by the four major primary care physician associations. The PCMH is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care for children, youth, and adults. The PCMH is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients and their personal physicians, and, when appropriate, the patient’s family as defined in the 2007 document Joint Principles of the Patient-Center Medical Home. The five key principles as defined in the article are:
1) Physician Directed Medical Practice
2) Whole Person Orientation
3) Care is Coordinated and/or Integrated across health systems and the community
4) Quality and Safety
5) Enhanced Access to care
It is a model which coordinates the care of patients across all spectrums of the health care market and is founded on four main ideas; primary care, patient-centered care, new-model practice, and payment reform.
Eldridge, Christopher W., "Expanding Roles of Medical Assistants in the Patient Centered Medical Home" (2013). Muskie School Capstones and Dissertations. 19.