Dr. Berman currently teaches in the Rosalind Franklin School of Health Sciences and Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, St. Joseph’s University of Philadelphia, and Walden University’s Healthcare Administration Programs. Dr. Berman is a consultant in the healthcare industry and to healthcare start-up enterprises, in addition to being a physician. Dr. Dan Berman has emerged in the healthcare community as a highly recognized observer and thought leader on the deep domestic forces changing US healthcare through dedicated achievements to the healthcare industry at large, with over 30 years of healthcare, social services, athletics, and mental healthcare experience.
What does it mean to have a patient-centered medical home model?
New tactics are emerging as a result of technological advancements and the need to discover better ways to deliver enhanced healthcare. The patient-centered medical home is one of these strategies (PCMH). Through the reform of primary care delivery, the PCMH model promises to improve healthcare in medical homes all over the world.
The designers of the patient-centered medical home want to make sure that patients get their treatment from their primary doctors as much as possible, and that they get it when they need it, regardless of where they are. It’s also a paradigm aimed at improving healthcare in a way that patients can comprehend. The model’s goals are to:
- Ensure that patients receive healthcare that is linguistically and culturally appropriate; – Improve health information interchange
- Provide care that is enabled by registries and hastened by information technology
- Provide centralized facilities where patients can connect with their physicians and, if necessary, their families.
Services that are easily accessible
A direct line of communication between a patient and their doctor enables quick access to healthcare anytime it is required. This cuts down on the amount of time a patient has to wait for treatment.
Clinical Care Teams that Work Together
This paradigm encourages the integration of care across all aspects of the healthcare system. This coordination is especially critical when a patient is transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation facility or discharged and permitted to heal at home.
Care that is comprehensive
The paradigm allows for a better understanding of the patient, allowing for the majority of physical and mental health needs to be met. The concept simplifies the prevention and treatment of both acute and chronic requirements.
Patient-centered medical treatment
Relationship-based healthcare is provided by patient-centered care. The emphasis is not only on the illness but also on overall health and well-being. Understanding the patient’s family and honoring their particular needs, values, culture, and preferences are all part of patient-centered treatment. The concept also encourages patients, physicians, and family members to communicate more effectively.
Assurance of Quality and Security
Physicians can employ evidence-based medicine and technologically enhanced treatments to provide smarter healthcare and a better patient experience under the PCMH paradigm. Microsampling, for example, is one of the methods and techniques that promote safety and better patient-centered services.
Dr. Dan Berman