What is patient-centered care in a medical practice?
Patient-centered care in a medical practice means ensuring that patients receive the best possible care, keeping the organization focused on patient safety and striving for efficient operations.
Patient-centered care refers to the ability to create an environment and develop processes that support the best possible patient encounters.
Patient-Centered Care performance objectives include:
- Demonstrate the knowledge to provide an environment to create, implement and maintain care coordination processes that lead to the best patient outcome.
- Demonstrate the knowledge to design, implement and maintain quality initiatives and measurement activities.
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Some examples of patient-centered care in a medical practice could include:
- Establishing effective patient flow and setting standards of care
- Facilitating the coordination and process of patient care
- Establishing appropriate quality benchmarks
- Gathering and explaining quality data to support emerging value payment models