You can lead a horse into the water, but not make him drink. This old saying is well-known to many, but it doesn't apply to healthcare. You might be able to guess, but maybe not. I want to get patients to follow my care instructions, regardless of whether they are for acute care or chronic care. It can be difficult for some patients to follow your instructions, as the saying goes.
Healthcare is increasingly focusing on involving patients in their care. While it has been a necessity, patient involvement is becoming more important. Physicians and healthcare organizations will be more successful if patients are involved in their primary care. The patient-centered medical home, for example, involves patients at all levels. Medicare and private payers will reward primary care physicians and organizations that have engaged clients in their direct principal care.
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These are the NCQA recommendations to become an NCQA-accredited patient-centered medical home.
- Writing individualized care plans
- Setting individual treatment goals
- Reviewing self-monitoring data and incorporating them into medical records at each visit
This model acknowledges the significant role of the patient in providing care.
The doctor is involved in the care and treatment of the patient. She must also attend classes to help her better care for the baby. This prenatal care should have an end and a start. Patients with chronic illnesses require more care and are often more difficult to help.
Patients should be involved in their healthcare. Payers will reward providers who spend more time with patients. By adapting the NCQA guidelines to create a patient-centered medical home, and learning from the principles of good teaching, you can reach your patient-centered goals.