Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Most Interesting Man In the World Teaches the PHB about the Medical Home

The Population Health Blog isn't sure why its Twitter account was targeted by the Dos Equis ads about the exploits of "the world's most interesting man." Tweets on how "His grandmother uses his family recipes!" and "Fish fight for his bait!" tempted the PHB succumb to Twitter followership.

Which naturally prompted the debonair PHB to ponder the exploits of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).

To wit:

The White House wants to throw the bus under the PCMH.

Health insurers like it when the PCMH loses money.

The PCMH sues malpractice attorneys.

Ezekiel Emanuel wants be enrolled in a PCMH after he turns 75.

Biker pediatricians have tattoos that say "PCMH."

When they encounter a PCMH, actuaries stop counting.

PCMH jargon about smart device apps has led to the creation of a PMCH jargon app.

"PCMH" is how "ACO" is successfully spelled.

The most interesting man in the world is enrolled in a PCMH

The PHB invites other exploits.

Stay healthy, my friends.

1 comment:

Paul said...

I would agree with the most interesting man in the world. PCMH is the foundation for ACO -- there has to be a PCMH -- a place where the data goes and is accountable at the Point of care for every patient. The health professionals in training today will experience the biggest shifts in their profession since Osler and Flexner at the turn of the 19th century. The shift is away from an episode of care to managing a population in a trusting relationship with data delivering value based care. In the next 10 years, data and the ability to analyze them will do for doctors’ minds what X-ray and medical imaging have done for their vision. How? By turning data into actionable information. Right now a pill dispenser will remind the patient to takes their medication and then let the doctor know the pills were taken out of the dispenser. The gentle reminded that with this sort of data comes an expiations someone will be accountable to the data care will be accountable and delivered in accountable care organizations. In order to have value-based care you need to monitor outcomes and cost in real time and deliver patient-centered highest-quality care at the lowest cost and this is upon us now. and that is why we need a system integrator a PCMH at the foundation of care.