DuPage Medical Group primary care practices recognized by NCQA with Medical Home designation

February 22, 2012

More than 100 physi­cians at 21 DuPage Med­ical Group pri­ma­ry care prac­tices have been rec­og­nized by the Nation­al Com­mit­tee for Qual­i­ty Assur­ance (NCQA) as Patient-Cen­tered Med­ical Homes.

The NCQA Med­ical Home pro­gram rec­og­nizes physi­cian prac­tices that place a strong empha­sis on patient access, physi­cian-patient com­mu­ni­ca­tion and care coor­di­na­tion. DuPage Med­ical Group has long been a leader in these areas, with ear­ly adop­tion of an elec­tron­ic med­ical record to help facil­i­tate patient care more effi­cient­ly, and the imple­men­ta­tion of inno­v­a­tive patient con­ve­niences such as same day appoint­ments, after-hours clin­ics and e‑prescribing. Patients have access to MyChart, an inter­ac­tive web­site that allows con­tact with their doctor’s office for appoint­ments and pre­scrip­tion refills and the abil­i­ty to receive test results online.

We are thrilled with the recog­ni­tion we received but even more excit­ed about what this means for our patients and the care they receive. We believe it is crit­i­cal that physi­cians forge a strong rela­tion­ship with their patients. As we move for­ward in this time of so much change in the health­care sys­tem, patients need a sys­tem that allows them to be engaged and work in con­cert with their doc­tors in order to ensure they are get­ting the best care, ask­ing the right ques­tions and fol­low­ing through on treat­ment and orders in order to ensure the best pos­si­ble out­comes for their health,” said David Dun­gan, MD, FACP, FAAP (Chair –Med­ical Home Committee).

NCQA is a pri­vate, non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cat­ed to improv­ing health care qual­i­ty and pro­vid­ing equal­i­ty infor­ma­tion through the web and media in order to help con­sumers, employ­ers and oth­ers make more informed health care choices.

With more than 330 physi­cians and 45 loca­tions, DuPage Med­ical Group pro­vides physi­cian-direct­ed health­care that is focused on qual­i­ty, effi­cien­cy and access. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www​.duly​healthand​care​.com