NCMS Foundation Awarded Grant for PCMH Resources

The NCMS Foundation has been awarded a grant by the Pfizer Foundation to fund The North Carolina Patient Centered Medical Home Center (PCMHC) Technical Assistance Project, which will provide a wide range of web-based resource materials customized to meet the specific needs of North Carolina physicians. The Project resources are tailored to assist physicians in embracing patient centered medical home (PCMH) principles and policies in their practices. 

The PCMHC project is focused on helping the physician community respond effectively and appropriately to PCMH and accountable care organizations (ACO) provisions in the recently-passed federal health care reform law.

The proposed NCMS Foundations web-based educational and technical assistance effort will include:

  • Resources for analyzing the business case for PCMH interventions  
  • A “toolbox” of programs and actions to reduce hospitalizations or other high utilization services
  • Providing training in process improvement techniques through NCMS Foundation’s PractEssentials program.
  • Helping physician practices understand the value of developing patient registry and other systems (especially electronic health records) that track populations of patients

This project will serve as a catalyst to help the North Carolina medical community continue to improve the patient care delivery system and serve as an important state model for patients, providers and public and private policy makers.

For more information, please contact Terri Gonzalez, Practice Technical Assistance Coordinator, North Carolina Medical Society Foundation at 919-833-3836 or [email protected].


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