The Medical Home Model IBM is championing a new model for…

December 9, 2008
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The Medical Home Model

IBM is championing a new model for primary care: the Medical Home. And in this new world, he or she will even make house calls—albeit virtually.

In the Medical Home model, the primary care physician acts as healthcare “coach”, leading the team that manages a patient’s wellness, preventative and chronic care needs. He or she spends more time with each patient in person, is available via email and phone for consultation; off


The Medical Home Model

IBM is championing a new model for primary care: the Medical Home. And in this new world, he or she will even make house calls—albeit virtually.

In the Medical Home model, the primary care physician acts as healthcare “coach”, leading the team that manages a patient’s wellness, preventative and chronic care needs. He or she spends more time with each patient in person, is available via email and phone for consultation; offers expanded hours and coordinates care across the individual’s entire care team.


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