Title: 'Medical Home: From Concept to Care Delivery '
Track: 5 - Medical Home
Keyword(s): medical home, special needs
Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the concept of a family-centered medical home
  2. State the importance of a family-centered medical home for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families;
  3. Review the pivotal role of the family-centered medical home in assuring that infants suspected of hearing loss receive timely and appropriate follow up services


The notion of the “medical home” has gained credibility in many areas over the past two decades. Conceived as a way to organize comprehensive, family-centered care, experience over the years has documented its value in improving care for children and families and for empowering families in the care of their children and their access to a wide array of health and community services. The medical home addresses the holistic needs of the child and family in terms of health, education, family support, and the social environment. Medical home characteristics include team care, parent involvement in care, systematic use of guidelines and other decision support, registries of children and their clinical problems, and use of individualized service plans. Physicians collaborate with other team members and families to ensure a child receives the most effective and comprehensive care at the time they need it. This approach to care has particular relevance for children and youth with special health care needs because of the importance of coordination of multiple providers in their care and the frequent need for special accommodations in school. Early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) grounded in the medical home approach will help ensure children are screened before the age of 1 month, diagnosed with a hearing loss by 3 months, and enrolled in early intervention by no later than 6 months. Particularly for EHDI, the medical home approach assures collaboration of parents and families with the other key professionals with expertise in ensuring that children who are deaf and hard of hearing have access to the resources and services they need to thrive.
Presentation: 1430JamesPerrin_WEB_ONLY.pdf

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James Perrin - Primary Presenter
American Academy of Pediatrics
     Credentials: MD, FAAP
      James Perrin, MD, FAAP is the current president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr. Perrin is a primary care pediatrician with a lifetime of policy work and advocacy for children and adolescents, especially those with chronic conditions. A professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Perrin heads the Division of General Pediatrics at the MassGeneral Hospital (MGH) for Children. He also founded and directed the MGH Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy. A graduate of Harvard and Case Western Reserve Medical School, he completed his residency and fellowship at Rochester University Medical Center. His research examines day-to-day issues of pediatrics: asthma, otitis media, children’s hospitalization, health insurance, and chronic illness and disabilities. He now leads the Clinical Coordinating Center for the national Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network to improve care for children with autism and other developmental disorders.

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

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