"Can a patient-centered medical home lead to better patient outcomes? The quality implications of Geisinger’s ProvenHealth Navigator"
This study, conducted by Daniel D. Maeng, Thomas R. Graf, and Frederick J. Bloom, and published in the American Journal of Medical Quality, explores the impact of the Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) model on clinical outcomes. Using the ProvenHealth Navigator (PHN), a PCMH model by Geisinger Health System, the research analyzed claims data from 2005 to 2009. The study found that the PHN model significantly reduced amputation rates among patients with various health conditions, demonstrating the potential of PCMHs in improving healthcare outcomes.