Preferred Health Partners honored

Preferred Health Partners, one of the largest multispecialty groups in Brooklyn, has recently been recognized for implementing a new approach to improving their patient’s healthcare within all nine of their center locations.

All nine center locations received the highest level of recognition as a level three Patient Centered Medical Home from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

This new model of care emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into “what patients want it to be.” The team is comprised of the physician leader, a registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse as well as a medical assistant. The comprehensive care and treatment of the patient is coordinated throughout the group and the patient is an active participant in the care that they receive.

“This recognition exemplifies the commitment of the physicians and staff of Preferred Health Partners has for improving and maintaining the health of the people in the communities they serve by providing accessible and coordinated quality care,” said Louise Malone, executive vice president of Operations and Administration, Preferred Health Partners.

Preferred Health Partners has also implemented a fully Electronic Health Record System, which is a requirement for the patient centered model. The Electronic Health Record enables physicians to access a patient’s medical record from any of the medical office locations, order laboratory tests and access the laboratory results. The implementation of the Electronic Health Record also enables physicians with an opportunity to generate prescriptions electronically and to refer electronically to specialists. This provides the physician with more time for the care of the patient and to improve the rate of non-compliance.

The implementation of a care team model is beneficial to the health of the patients. The many benefits include access to comprehensive care, opportunities for questions or concerns about illnesses and treatment to be addressed, quality improvement, and availability of educational tools for patients to manage their chronic conditions. This model helps to promote disease prevention and management, which reduces healthcare costs.

Preferred Health Partners is one of the largest multi-specialty groups in Brooklyn with eight medical offices conveniently located throughout the Borough of Brooklyn. Preferred Health Partners has more than 180 multilingual board certified primary care physicians and specialists serving the diverse population of Brooklyn with the highest quality of service and healthcare in Brooklyn. Preferred Health Partners also accepts most major insurances.

Preferred Health Partners actively promotes healthy lifestyles in Brooklyn by participating in several community health events and hosting various seminars on various disease states with some of the highest rates of incidence in Brooklyn.

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