NEW JERSEY – OHI is extremely proud to announce that all of our sites have once again been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model is an approach to delivering high-quality, cost-effective primary care. Using a patient-centered, culturally appropriate, and team-based approach, the PCMH model coordinates patient care across the health system. The PCMH model has been associated with effective chronic disease management, increased patient and provider satisfaction, cost savings, improved quality of care, and increased preventive care.”
At OHI, we put this model into practice by assessing the needs of a patient on a holistic basis, not simply by the ailment that they walk through our doors with. By encouraging collaboration between our departments and championing general wellness in addition to specific points of care, OHI patients can expect to receive services that benefit both their long-term health and their confidence in the healthcare system. We have assembled a team of highly skilled and compassionate professionals from physicians and physician assistants to pharmacists, nutritionists, dentists, midwives, social workers, care coordinators, and many others that engage with all aspects of a patient’s health. Working together, we can address the myriad healthcare concerns of a given patient with respect to their unique needs, culture, values, and preferences. In this respect, we like to call ourselves a ‘one-stop shop’ for any and all health concerns. In addition, OHI collaborates with the broader health care system, including hospitals and specialty care centers, to ensure communication between patients and their various care providers.
OHI is committed to providing the highest quality care to all, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or their ability to pay. We aim to make our services accessible to as many people as we can by limiting the barriers that prevent our patients from receiving the care they need.
The PCMH model has been proven to yield better health outcomes over time. In adopting this model and being officially recognized as a PCMH, OHI is proud to demonstrate its commitment to forging a healthy and happy community for all.