Medical Home

Critical components of the medical home involve the management, communication, and successful transfer of patient information and health care data between physicians, patient and families as well as and other professionals, programs, and service agencies.

The adoption and use of health information technology (HIT) - such as electronic health record (EHR) systems, personal health records (PHRs), patient registries, and the use of clinical decision support – play a key role in supporting the pediatric information functions of the medical home.  Well-designed and implemented HIT systems facilitate access to and sharing of important patient information amongst a care coordination team, in supporting provider-patient communication, and is a tool for patient engagement. 

The AAP has identified the following functional components that should be supported through a pediatric medical home:


Important Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC)