Community Based Medical Homes

Thursday September 6, 2012

What it is?

The Army and Army Medicine are committed to providing Soldiers and family members access to timely, convenient and enhanced health care services. On July 2012, all Army Community Based Primary Care Clinics were aligned under the Army's Patient Centered Medical Home model to become Community Based Medical Homes (CBHMs).

What the Army has done?

The CBMHs are conveniently located in off-post communities where Soldiers, family members and all others entrusted to our care, live to enhance access and continuity of care. The CBMHs are staffed using a multi -disciplinary team of primary care providers, nurses, case managers, dietitians, pharmacists and behavioral health providers to support patients' in meeting their health and readiness needs. The CBMH team develops a personalized, comprehensive care plan for each patient.

Patients also have access 24 hours a day, seven days a week to a virtual health record that includes their medical history, test results, medications, access to appointments, real-time access to a nurse advice line and up-to-date information on healthy lifestyle and dietary choices. As needed, the CBMH will also arrange appointment with specialty providers and ensure any results from the specialty consultations are available to the patients primary care provider.

Why is this important to the Army?

The CBMHs help Army maintain readiness and health of the force and provides Soldiers and families coordinated care with a focus on health promotion, disease prevention and quality patient outcomes. The CBMHs are also key to Army Medicine's transition from a healthcare system to system for health to enhance patient wellness and overall satisfaction.

What does the Army have planned for the future?

Army Medicine's goals for the future are to continue refining training, programs and developing collaborative partnerships to ensure Soldiers and families get the best care and information on health and fitness, weight management, exercise and nutrition to produce patient-centered outcomes that improve the Health of the Force for the Army family. The Army plans to open additional CBMHs in communities located at Fort Bragg, N.C., Fort Campbell, Ky., Fort Bliss, Texas and Fort Carson, Colo.


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