The innovated health care delivery model that I picked was the Medical/health homes. This model can be understood as a mechanism to provide patients with a central primary care provider who coordinates the patients’ care across settings and providers (American Nurses Association, 2010). This type of model promotes preventative care, as well as chronic care management. I believe this model is advantageous to patients outcome, because it treats the whole person. This model aims to improve access to care, allows an increase in care coordination among all providers, and enhances the overall quality of care while reducing costs (The Medical Home Model of Care, 2011). This model has been shown to improve not only the patients care coordination but also improve the patients overall outcome. Patients care is overseen by the primary care provider, so any referrals are made through them. I believe this enables the PCP to play a more active role in the patients care, as they receive all the reports from all the doctors that they were referred to. By doing this it allows the PCP to see the whole picture and they know exactly what is going on with their patient at any given time. This incorporates an interdisciplinary holistic care approach and helps to ensure continuity of care.
American Nurses Association. (2010). New Care Delivery Models in Health System Reform: Opportunities for Nurses & their Patients. https://www.nursingworld.org/~4af0e8/globalassets/docs/ana/ethics/new-delivery-models—final—haney—6-9-10-1532.pdf
The Medical Home Model of Care. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/the-medical-home-model-of-care.aspx