Pioneering Oncology Group Earns Recognition as a Medical Home

Pathologists may be asked to do more consults by oncologists practicing in a medical home Recently a pioneering oncology practice in Philadelphia was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a medical home practice. Though the NCQA medical home program focuses on primary care, a few specialty practices have gained medical home recognition. This is a milestone on the road to expanded use of the medical home care model. It is also an early warning to pathologists and...

Medical Home Concept Poised to be National Model, May Increase Utilization of Clinical Pathology Laboratory Testing

Medicare to do National Demonstration Project Involving Medical Homes Medical home pilot projects are being closely watched by pathologists and clinical laboratory managers. This is a new model of patient-centered care which has important advocates among primary care practitioners. If the medical home concept catches on, it may require clinical laboratories to provide laboratory testing services in a different way. In southeastern Pennsylvania, a medical-home pilot project is taking a...

Cleveland Clinic and Microsoft Team up to Use Point-of-Care Testing in EMR Network

New care delivery model might emerge from collaboration between two partners Guess which famous health provider is partnering with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) to encourage patients using home self-testing devices to regularly upload those data into an electronic medical record? It’s the Cleveland Clinic Health System. This project may point to a disruptive new model for laboratory testing. It’s a pioneering arrangement. Microsoft’s HealthVault is interfaced with the eCleveland Clinic MyChart...

Expansion of Medical Home Concept Requires Response by Clinical Laboratories

Meet the concept of the medical home. It is a managed-care delivery model that charges physicians with coordinating overall care for patients with chronic illnesses. Since its’ inception just a few years ago, it has spread nationwide. Medical home demonstration projects now operate in 22 states. Two states, Rhode Island and North Dakota, have implemented statewide programs. By design, the medical home is a patient-centered, integrated care model. An important goal is to create a strong,...
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