The IHTC is first of its kind to receive national quality certification!
The Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center (IHTC), Indiana’s only federally recognized Hemophilia Treatment Center, is the first Hemophilia Treatment Center in the U.S. to become a certified medical home by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This certification recognizes excellence in quality patient-centered health care for organizations that provide medical care on an outpatient basis.
This certification confirms that IHTC adopts best practices and complies with nationally recognized standards of quality patient-centered health care. The distinction was awarded after an extensive self-assessment and on-site comprehensive review of the organization by the AAAHC physician surveyors who are actively involved in health care. AAAHC is an independent, not-for-profit organization.
“This is an important milestone in our continued effort to provide excellence in comprehensive care and to advance treatment for those with bleeding and clotting disorders,” said Dr. Shapiro. “This certification demonstrates our commitment to continually improving our care and services for patients and their families.”
Medical home standards focus on:
- Patient rights and responsibilities, and empowerment
- Organizational governance and administration
- The patient/care team relationship
- Comprehensiveness, continuity and accessibility of care
- Clinical records and health information
- Quality of care