Practice Fusion Inc. recently received Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Prevalidation for its Practice Fusion EHR software.
The designation, which was granted by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), helps practices meet the requirements of the NCQA’s PCMH Program.
"By providing software that helps physician practices build the patient-focused, coordinated care infrastructure expected of NCQA patient-centered medical homes, Practice Fusion is helping practices be part of modern healthcare's most important transformations," NCQA President Margaret E. O'Kane said in a press release. "Medical homes are the way of the future, and Practice Fusion is helping practices get there."
Practices using PCMH Prevalidated software receive points toward the PCMH Program Recognition. Practice Fusion EHR helps organize care around patients and generally improves their quality of care, and also helps practices through greater efficiency, lower costs and reimbursement support, the release said.
"[PCMH] closes the gap of communication because it provides extra care for the patients when they leave the office," Practice Fusion customer Dr. Mary Ann Moore said in the release. "A lot of patients leave the office, and they don't remember what they should do. ... I think that we have improved outcomes in some specific patient populations [such as] diabetes, which requires a lot of education."