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Get familiar with new health buzzwords

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 02, 2013

~~<p>Hawaii health care planners have been batting specialized terms back and forth for years now &mdash; &quot;patient-centered medical home,&quot; &quot;accountable care organizations,&quot; &quot;community care teams&quot; and the like. At the end of the month, officials will invite the rest of the public to join the conversation.</p>
<p>&quot;We talk in our own particular jargon,&quot; admitted Beth Giesting, the state's health care transformation coordinator. &quot;&lsquo;Patient-centered medical home' &mdash; nobody knows what that is. The general public has no idea. They ask, &lsquo;Is that home health?'&quot;</p>
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Hawaii health care planners have been batting specialized terms back and forth for years now — "patient-centered medical home," "accountable care organizations," "community care teams" and the like. At the end of the month, officials will invite the rest of the public to join the conversation.

"We talk in our own particular jargon," admitted Beth Giesting, the state's health care transformation coordinator. "‘Patient-centered medical home' — nobody knows what that is. The general public has no idea. They ask, ‘Is that home health?'" Login for more...



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