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All OU Physicians primary care clinics in OKC metro now nationally recognized for patient-centered care

(Oklahoma City) All OU Physicians primary care clinics in the Oklahoma City area have now earned national recognition for delivering patient-centered, coordinated care and communication to patients and families.  The National Committee for Quality Assurance, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality, recently recognized an additional seven OU Physicians primary care facilities as part of its Patient-Centered Medical Home program, bringing the overall total to 15 recognized clinics.

The medical home model combines teamwork and information technology to enhance care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system.

Research indicates that medical homes can lead to higher quality, lower costs and better overall patient experiences.

“This award is a great credit to the excellence of our faculty in the OU College of Medicine,” said OU President David L. Boren. 

“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that OU Physicians has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”

The clinics earning National Committee for Quality Assurance recognition in the latest round include OU Physicians Canyon Park Family Medicine, OU Physicians West Community Health Clinic, OU Physicians South OKC Community Clinic, OU Children’s Physicians Grand Prairie Pediatrics Clinic, OU Children’s Physicians Southwest Pediatrics Clinic, OU Physicians Southwest OKC Family Practice Clinic and OU Physicians The Doc Clinic. 

The clinics previously recognized by NCQA are OU Physicians Family Medicine, OU Physicians General Internal Medicine, OU Physicians-Edmond General Internal Medicine, OU Physicians Mid-Del Family Medicine, OU Physicians Community Health – NE Wellness Center, OU Children’s Physicians Adolescent Medicine, OU Children’s Physicians Sooner Pediatrics and OU Children’s Physicians Latino Clinic. 

“By working with patients as partners to assess their health needs and develop a comprehensive treatment program, physicians can deliver the most effective health care,” said Brian Maddy, chief executive officer of OU Physicians, the state’s largest physicians group.  “Earning National Committee for Quality Assurance recognition is evidence that OU Physicians is doing the right thing to deliver meaningful, patient-centered care to the community.  It is a great honor to have all of our primary care clinics recognized by a respected, national health leader.”

To receive National Committee for Quality Assurance recognition, a practice must meet patient-centered medical home quality standards aligned with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association. 

About National Committee for Quality Assurance

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s Web site (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.

About OU Physicians

With more than 660 doctors, OU Physicians is the state’s largest physician group. The practice encompasses almost every adult and child specialty. Many OU Physicians have expertise in the management of complex conditions that is unavailable anywhere else in the state, region or sometimes even the nation. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts. OU Physicians see patients in their offices at the OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and in Edmond, Midwest City, Enid and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to OU Medical Center. Many also care for their patients in other hospitals around the metro area. OU Physicians serve as faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and train the region’s future physicians.

 

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