Patient Centered Management (PCM) is an organizational meta-model that allows empowering the work processes in healthcare institutions. It is homologous to Client Centered Management that is the natural model to guide work processes in businesses that was developed in the eighties.
On the one hand, it works as a conceptual action guide to design work processes and, on the other hand, it is the main catalyst for continuous improvement, change management and innovation management.
PCM is driven by patient orientation. The purpose of the model is to assure results, and includes a quality assurance system that sustains the value added.
The information technology that sustains the PCM implies the integration of the three concepts that underlie healthcare IT:
- EMR, to sustain physicians’ activities
- EHR, to deal with the diseases
- EPR, to provide a safety environment for patients
Based on the functional and legal context, this integration works in a different way in each culture.
The PCM provides a conceptual structure of rules that makes an optimal integration of these IT solutions possible and introduces the concept of adaptive interfaces in order to ensure adapting to the feedback.
Meta-models require being extremely focused in order to avoid being perceived as meaningless. By definition they need to be ambiguous because they need to allow adapting to the specific operation of different environments.
Meta-models describe the natural structure of an activity. Therefore, they are cross-cultural, needing to establish the operational rules respecting the characteristics of the environment. These meta-models make the saying “design globally, operate locally” become real.
The specific PCM is mainly focused on satisfying the needs of the patients within an environment where all participants win. The purpose of the model is to establish the unified field of the therapeutics process, taking advantage of all the technologies available and minimizing the participation of different “health” providers to solve the patients’ problems.
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