HDN recognizes that the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model’s full potential will not be met without foundational supports of Health IT, Workforce, and Finance.

Health IT
Health IT improves patient self-management through communication support for good clinical decision making.

Workforce
Nutritionists, social workers, nurses, medical assistants, physicians, physician assistants, care managers are foundational to the medical home model.

Finance
Providers are routinely not compensated for enhanced access and/or care coordination. There is no incentive to reduce duplication across the medical care continuum and the full team’s contributions.

Rewarding the entire team is critical in achieving the potential of primary care and the medical home model.