‘Medical Home’ Health Care Practices Nearly Double in Ohio
Ohio has more than 500 medical practices delivering a teamwork-based model of health care, according to a recent Associated Press article.
The Ohio Department of Health says there were 513 medical homes in the state as of last month. That’s up from 157 sites in June 2012 and 293 in June 2013.
The model, known as patient-centered medical homes, allows for health practicioners to follow patients using patient databases and other technology to provide patients with help when it’s needed.
“Officials say the model helps reduce the overall cost of care through prevention and wellness,” the AP says.
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Written by Cassandra Dowell