Introducing a New Patient Portal: MyChart
On May 13, 2017, we will be transitioning from FollowMyHealth to the
MyChart Patient Portal.
MerckEngage®, a free, online resource, which includes healthy recipes, ideas for getting fit, and practical planning tools for better health, is now available to PCA patients.
The site includes:
Patients may also access Journey for Control, a website that brings together the key partners in the treatment of diabetes, with information for patients, physicians, and educators.
Both sites are provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
WASHINGTON, DC—The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that Primary Care Associates has received Recognition from the Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 (PCMH 2011) program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term participative relationships.
The patient-centered medical home is a model of care emphasizing care coordination and communication to transform primary care into “what patients want it to be.” Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and improve patients’ and providers’ reported experiences of care. The PCMH identifies practices that promote partnerships between individual patients and their personal clinicians, instead of treating patient care as the sum of several episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is tended to by clinician-led care teams, who provide for all the patient’s health care needs and coordinate treatments across the health care system. Medical home clinicians demonstrate the benchmarks of patient-centered care, including open scheduling, expanded hours and appropriate use of proven health information systems.
“The patient-centered medical home raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and partnerships between clinicians and patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. PCMH Recognition shows that Primary Care Associates has the tools, systems and resources to provide their patients with the right care at the right time.”
To receive recognition, which is valid for three years, Primary Care Associates demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements embodying characteristics of the medical home. The standards are aligned with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.
Primary Care Associates met key program components in the following areas:
To find clinicians and their practices that have been recognized by the
Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 program please visit http://recognition.ncqa.org.
For further information, contact NCQA Customer Support at (888) 275-7585.
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health
care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care
organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas
of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information
Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool
in health care. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information
for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.
Primary Care Associates
4211 E. Joe Ramsey Blvd. Suite 100
Greenville, Texas 75401
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