October 7th, 2019
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Halifax Health Receives Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (October 7, 2019) – Halifax Health-Center for Family and Sports Medicine has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home Program.  This re-certification is evidence of Halifax Health’s commitment to continuous quality improvement and patient-centered approach to care.

“Halifax Health is extremely proud to once again receive this recognition.  We are especially proud of our family and sports medicine team’s unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality of care to all of our patients,” says Carrie Vey, M.D., program director for the Family Medicine Residency Program at Halifax Health.

The American Academy of Pediatrics introduced the medical home concept in 1967.  Leading primary care-oriented medical professional societies released the Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) in 2007.  NCQA released its PCMH Recognition program – the first evaluation program in the country based on the PCMH model – in 2008.  Today, NCQA’s PCMH Recognition program has evolved to feature a set of six concepts that make up a medical home. 

The program’s six concept areas include:

  • Team-Based Care and Practice Organization: Helps structure a practice’s leadership, care team responsibilities and how the practice partners with patients, families and caregivers.

  • Knowing and Managing Your Patients: Sets standards for data collection, medication reconciliation, evidence-based clinical decision support and other activities.

  • Patient-Centered Access and Continuity: Guides practices to provide patients with convenient access to clinical advice and helps ensure continuity of care.

  • Care Management and Support: Helps clinicians set up care management protocols to identify patients who need more closely-managed care.

  • Care Coordination and Care Transitions: Ensures that primary and specialty care clinicians are effectively sharing information and managing patient referrals to minimize cost, confusion and inappropriate care.

  • Performance Measurement and Quality Improvement: Improvement helps practices develop ways to measure performance, set goals and develop activities that will improve performance.

Halifax Health – Center for Family and Sports Medicine has provided quality primary care to adults and children for more than 35 years.  The practice includes eight board-certified family medicine physicians, one board-certified pediatrician, a Ph.D.-level psychologist and 24 family medicine resident physicians.  Sports medicine services are provided by four board-certified sports medicine physicians and a sports medicine fellow.

For more information about the Halifax Health – Center for Family and Sports Medicine, call 386.425.4165 or visit www.halifaxhealth.org/familymedicine.  

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality.  NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of healthcare organizations.  It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance.  NCQA’s website (www.ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed healthcare choices.

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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