Oregon Clinic Earns Highest Level of NCQA Recognition for Patient Centered Care

by Emma Opblinger, RN

The Oregon Clinic has achieved Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 3. NCQA is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to impoving healthcare quality; and since being founded in 1990, has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the healthcare system, helping to elevate the issue of health-care quality to the top of the national agenda.

A Patient-Centered Medical Home is essentially a practice that places the patient at the center of the medical attention, That philosophy is the foundation for the care that we provide and is reflected in our motto of providing "Personal, professional, and integrated comprehensive care".

The Patient-Centered Medical Home differs from the traditional model of health care in that the emphasis is placed not just on providing periodic care, but on the coordination of services and the development of a long-term healing relationship. With this model, the patient/provider relationship is broadedned to encompass an integrated team of professionals who collectively take responsibility for the patients' care, including referring him or her to other appropriate providers. The results is a more personalized, coordinated, effective, and efficient approach to health care.

Our Patient-Centered Medical Home achieved the required measures through a high level of accessibility and providing excellent communication between patients, clinicians, and staff. We are capable of using the latest technologies to prescibe, communicate, track test results, obtain clinical support information, and monitor performance. Simply put, our team provides comprehensive, individualized care that revolves around you, the patient.