El Buen is on a two-year journey towards becoming a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). This care delivery model emphasizes health care coordination and communication to transform primary care to “what patients want it to be.”Using this model, patients are treated with respect, dignity and compassion that enable strong and trusting relationships with providers and staff.
Patients in medical homes receive the right care, in the right amount, at the right time. A medical home is best described as a model or philosophy of primary care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety. It has become a widely accepted model for how primary care should be organized and delivered throughout the health care system, and is a philosophy of health care delivery that encourages providers and care teams to meet patients where they are, from the most simple to the most complex conditions.
Above all, the medical home is not a final destination. Instead, it is a fluid model for achieving primary care excellence. PCMH recognition is the most widely adopted model for transforming primary care practices into medical homes.
El Buen will be applying for accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance which is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality in 2017.