A Patient Medical Home (PMH) is where patients and their families feel most comfortable discussing their health. A flexible vision for family practice, it is the central hub for comprehensive health services centred on the individual. In a PMH, family physicians work collaboratively with their patients and teams of health professionals to provide seamless, coordinated care. Together, they establish and strengthen their relationships, enabling timely access and the best possible outcomes for individuals and communities.
The American Academy of Pediatrics coins the term "medical home."
Institute of Medicine mentions the medical home in a report that redefines primary care.
Seven U.S. family medicine organizations recommend pursuing medical homes for all Americans.
Alberta establishes Primary Care Networks to improve coordination and access to care.
The American College of Physicians releases four policy positions supporting the medical home.
All major American primary care physician associations endorse the patient-centred medical home.
A survey of seven countries finds medical homes are associated with significantly more positive experiences.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) recommends the medical home concept.
The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) recommends the patient-centred medical home as a start for their vision of primary care.
The CFPC presents the Patient’s Medical Home as a vision for family practice.
The AMA Primary Care Alliance Board makes medical homes a goal of PCN Evolution.
Alberta Health’s new strategic directions include providing a health home for every Albertan.
At the CWC PCN our mission is to build and sustain a community of Patient Medical Homes. The programs and services we deliver in partnership with our family physicians are designed to support this mission.
The Calgary West Central PCN is made up of 500 physicians in over 144 clinics.find one near you