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Member Spotlight: Home Centered Care Institute

The United States is suffering a critical shortfall of physicians working in home-based primary care (HBPC). The Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) estimates that just 1000 providers in the US make the majority of HBPC visits. Meanwhile, to reach half the population that requires this type of support, more than 5000 new providers need to join the workforce. Today, just 15% of patients that truly need HBPC receive it. HCCI is determined to change this.

Founded in 2012 by Dr. Thomas Cornwell, HCCI is a research-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding access to home-based primary care (HBPC) by educating, training, and growing the home-based clinical care workforce. By working with leading academic medical centers, health systems and experts, as well as leveraging new technology, HCCI works to ensure that high-quality primary care in the home is available to all medically complex and homebound patients.

Sustainable expansion of home-based care practices is central to HCCI’s mission. Earlier this year, the Institute launched the HCCI Centers of Excellence (COEs) of Home-Based Primary Care in partnership with eight institutions, including the Cleveland Clinic, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. Focused on four core components of implementation – foundational principles, economics, operations, and clinical care – the program offers the only comprehensive HBPC curriculum in the United States.

Additionally, HCCI is partnering with house call practices, Centers of Excellence, and Practice Excellence Partners to build and expand knowledge of HBPC best practices by compiling a data registry of evidence on what works in HBPC, allowing peers to compare practices and results, such as staffing, quality indicators, and marketing expenses. Over time, HCCI envisions that this registry will serve as a basis for certification in the field.

Learn more about HCCI’s programs and training here.

Confirmed dates for the first half of 2018 are:

March 1-2: University of California, San Francisco, CA

April 9-10: University of Arizona Center on Aging Tucson, AZ

May 31-June 1: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

June 7-8: MedStar House Call Program Washington, DC

June 28-29:  Cleveland Clinic

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