Geisinger launches patient-centered medical home program

Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health System recently launched its ProvenWellness Neighborhood in the Scranton area with the help of more than $600,000 in grant awards, The Abington Journal reported. It builds on the patient-centered medical home ProvenHealth Navigator program by providing licensed social workers and community health assistants at two area locations. The program is meant to empower patients and help them navigate the healthcare system more efficiently, and will serve at least 1,000 Medicare, Medicaid and uninsured patients in its first year, system officials estimate. The ProvenWellness Neighborhood hopes to coordinate patient needs with local providers, and fill the service gap in primary care, provide coaching and transportation, along with direct care and monitoring of chronic disease. Article