The PMH is a family practice defined by its patients as the place they feel most comfortable presenting and discussing their personal and family health and medical concerns. (CFPC, 2019) In Alberta this is the family physicians' clinic which includes clinic staff and interdisciplinary healthcare providers, who may be co-located or at another location, in providing for the care needs of a panel of patients.
Becoming a Patient's Medical Home means the family physician and team commit to changing the way the care is delivered in pursuit of continual improvement supported by appropriate funding and infrastructure. The College of Family Physicians of Canada has articulated the principles of the Patient's Medical Home as pillars (see below - insert 2019 image). In Alberta, these same principles are represented as implementation element adapted from the Safety Net Medical Home initiative (see below - insert 2019).
Areas of Focus
PHC Opioid ResponseCII - CPARPaCT
Panel and Continuity
CII - CPARContinuity CPGContinuity Posters
Patient Centered Interactions
Health Change MethodologyPaCT
Physician Leaders NetworkPrimary Care Research
Team Based Care
Group Medical Visits
Capacity for Improvement
PMH AssessmentImprovement Facilitator SupportsPrimary Care Research
Organized Evidence Based Care
Clinical Practice GuidelinesASaP and ASaP+PHC Opioid ResponseGroup Medical VisitsPrimary Care Research
Hospital to Home