IMS IS A MEDICAL HOME
IMS uses evidence-based, patient-centered processes that emphasize care coordination and communication. We call this model of care a “medical home”.
Research shows that this model can lead to higher quality care and lower costs, and improve patients’ and providers’ reported experiences of care. We promote partnerships between individual patients and their personal clinicians, instead of treating patient care as the sum of several episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is tended to by clinician-led care teams, who provide for all the patient’s health care needs and coordinate treatments across the health care system. Our clinicians demonstrate the benchmarks of patient-centered care, including open scheduling, expanded hours and appropriate use of proven health information systems.