How To Incorporate Best Practices in Family-Centered Care in Your Practice
May 22, 2013
Big time Network props to CMHNetwork Advisory Council member Martha Kaufmann for her instrumental efforts in helping bring to fruition an important webinar sponsored by The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) on how to effectively deliver care through the medical home model. The target audience for the webinar is pediatric primary care providers, specialists, patient and family advocates, policy administrators, and anyone wanting to advance the medical home model for all children and youth. If you want to learn more about how one small community is incorporating best practice in family-centered care then you don’t want to miss this one.
Without sustained patient and family participation and partnership in all aspects health care delivery, the health care system will fail to respond to the real needs and concerns of the people it is intended to serve. Effective patient/family and health care provider partnerships will help to redesign health care, ensure safety and quality, lead to better outcomes, and enhance efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Health professionals will also discover a more gratifying, creative, and inspiring way to practice.
This webinar will provide participants with a clear description of family-centered care and highlight case studies that showcase effective strategies in delivering that care through practice improvements such as greater use of health information technology, enhanced access to medical professional staff outside regular office hours, feedback mechanisms capturing patient/family experience with care, and including families on advisory boards and as staff. A soon-to-be published monograph by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation will also be highlighted, which features case studies focusing on 17 pediatric practices nominated by their peers or patients as exemplary patient- and family-centered medical homes.