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From Theory to Practice: The Patient-Centered Medical Home


Monica Newton, DO
Family Medicine Physician
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group


Foothills AHEC

Program Description

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is best described as a model of primary care that is comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety. The PCMH is accountable for meeting the large majority of each patient's physical and mental health care needs, including prevention and wellness, acute care, and chronic care. Providing comprehensive care requires a team of care providers. This event will present the experience of a regional health system in developing a PCMH. By providing one system's experience, this event intends to help other physician groups and affiliated hospitals implement the PCMH model. The target audience includes physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, social workers, educators, care coordinators, and administrators at hospitals, healthcare clinics, and community health centers throughout Georgia.

Learning Objectives

After participating in the event, learners will be able to:
- Define the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and its key components
- Explain how the PCMH model is applied to physician practice and administration
- List the resources and best practices for building a PCMH
- Evaluate the costs and benefits of implementing PCMH and pursuing NCQA accreditation

Continuing Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) and Foothills AHEC. NGHS is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NGHS designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(TM). (Also accepted as AAFP Elective Credit). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CME credit for this event is available through 11/21/2016.

SOWEGA-AHEC is an approved provider (#5-157) of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours. CNE credit is available through 11/21/2015.

This program is approved by the University of Georgia's School of Social Work for 1 continuing education contact hour.


On Demand
Original program date: Nov 21, 2014

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

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Program Keywords

Integrated Health Care, Primary Care