March 10, 2011 - Given the intense interest in the potential of the medical home to transform care, there are large number of medical home pilots and evaluations underway throughout the country. The Commonwealth Fund established the Patient-Centered Medical Home Evaluators' Collaborative to align evaluation methods to the greatest extent possible, share best practices, and exchange information to improve evaluation design.
February 3, 2011 - The authors of this Commonwealth Fund–supported study analyzed research on the effects of collaborations between primary care physicians and specialists for patients with diabetes, psychiatric conditions, and cancer.
February 3, 2011 - In this Commonwealth Fund-supported study, researchers examined whether performance-based financial incentives for medical groups were associated with improved primary care patient experiences.
January 6, 2011 - The patient-centered medical home model is commonly cited as a solution to the shortcomings of primary care in the United States. This Commonwealth Fund-supported study offers recommendations for rigorous evaluations that can help to share knowledge and shape future projects.
January 4, 2011 - This new issue brief from The Commonwealth Fund's Realizing Health Reform's Potential series describes how the Affordable Care Act will begin to address the neglect of America's primary care system and, wherever possible, estimates the potential impact these efforts will have on patients, providers, and payers.
December 28, 2010 - This case study looks at the Rhode Island Quality Institute which has guided the state toward notable improvements in reducing hospital-acquired infections and costs, establishing statewide capacity to fill electronic prescriptions, and adopting electronic health records.
December 15, 2010 - This report examines the roles states are playing to reorganize the delivery of primary and chronic care to produce more efficient and effective care for patients and providers, particularly in small practices.
November 4, 2010 - This issue brief describes two projects that identified the essential elements of effective care management interventions for the elderly population and the facilitators of translating one such intervention, the Transitional Care Model, into mainstream practice.
October 19, 2010 - This case study looks at Montefiore Medical Center, an academic medical center in New York City that has created an integrated system of care for its primarily low-income patients.
September 28, 2010 - In response to concerns about the quality and safety of health care provided after physician offices close for the day, new models have sprung up in several countries to provide patients with quality after-hours care. The authors of this Commonwealth Fund–supported study evaluated one such alternative.
August 5, 2010 - For this Commonwealth Fund-supported study in Health Expectations, researchers used a new survey tool to explore the views of clinicians in the United Kingdom and United States with regard to patient self-management.
August 3, 2010 - This Commonwealth Fund-supported study found that investing in infrastructure and health information technology is important, but not sufficient, for creating a patient-centered health system.
In the Literature
June 15, 2010 - This Commonwealth Fund-supported study found that contrary to expectations, primary care practices that serve sociodemographically vulnerable neighborhoods were more likely than other practices to have key medical home components in place.
In the Literature
June 8, 2010 - Using shared resources could allow small, nonaffiliated practices to provide medical home services at a manageable cost, say Commonweath Fund experts in this Health Affairs article. In doing so, they may also create a sense of shared accountability, improved quality of care for patients, and, ultimately, better health outcomes.
In the Literature
June 3, 2010 - In this article in a supplement to the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Fund-supported researchers define the patient-centered medical home as team of people committed to improving the health and healing of individuals in a community.