Release Date: 07/15/2015
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that the Internal
Medicine Center of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island has received NCQA
Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition – Level 2 for using
evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care
are very pleased to have received NCQA recognition,” said , associate program director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Division
of . He adds, “It is our intention to take advantage
of the opportunity to offer improved, patient-centered care to our community.”
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines
teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’
experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships
between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as
the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by
clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care
system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower
costs, and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care.
Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining
high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and
coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane.
“Recognition shows that the Internal Medicine Center of Memorial Hospital of Rhode
Island has the tools, systems and
resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”
earn recognition, which is valid for three years, the Internal Medicine Center
of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island demonstrated the ability to meet the
program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA
standards 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
more information about the of Memorial Hospital of
Rhode Island, please call (401) 729-2258.
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, serves as the major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the chief site for the medical school's primary care academic program. Research focuses on primary care and disease prevention, including osteoarthritis, heart disease, cancer, pulmonary function, maternal and child health and women’s health issues.
Memorial provides health services for the people of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts including oncology, cardiovascular, orthopedics, rehabilitation, pain management, and diagnostics. Memorial offers primary care services in Pawtucket, Central Falls and Plainville, Massachusetts.