Webinar: Medical Assistants & Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Jan 22, 2014, 08:30 ET from Geneia

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Geneia Institute today announced a webinar exclusively designed for federally qualified health centers.  In this webinar, Medical Assistants & Patient-Centered Medical Homes, participants will learn how to engage Medical Assistants – the staff on the frontline of health care – to help federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) succeed as patient-centered medical homes.  The webinar will be offered on January 29th at noon EST and February 13th at noon EST.

Federally qualified health centers such as the Hamilton Health Center in Harrisburg, PA are increasingly adopting the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model.  In a medical home, patients work closely with a chosen physician, a Medical Assistant, and a Care Team to manage and improve their health.  A successful implementation requires skills-based education for all members of the Care Team, especially the Medical Assistants.  

The Geneia Institute recently partnered with the Hamilton Health Center and provided comprehensive education and training to all of the Center's administrative and clinical staff. 

"At the Hamilton Health Center, we have embraced the patient-centered medical home because we believe that the model, if implemented effectively, will help us to better serve our patients," said Jeannine Peterson, CEO of Hamilton Health Center. "The Geneia Institute's work to prepare and train our staff ensure that we are well-positioned to succeed."

The multi-week training for the Hamilton Health Center Medical Assistants helped them acquire and practice the skills needed in their expanded roles as members of a Care Team.  In the upcoming webinar, The Geneia Institute and Hamilton Health Center will use their partnership to help participants understand the expanded role of Medical Assistants and how to prepare their Care Teams for this change.

To learn more and register for the webinar, visit http://www.geneiainstitute.com/landing/qualified-health-centers.

Geneia is a health care innovations company specializing in the development and deployment of clinical, analytic, and technical solutions for health care.  Our staff has significant experience in all aspects of health care and includes 100 nurses and physicians as well as dietitians, social workers, and health educators.  We develop, acquire, and market leapfrogging technologies to improve the cost of health care, and the health of the people we serve.  The Geneia Institute educates clinicians and other health care professionals in population health, care coordination, and other emerging models.  Geneia helps hospitals, physicians, health plans, brokers, employers, and their employees succeed in the post health care reform environment.  For more information, visit www.geneia.com.