Healthcare Delivery

| Posted On Jan 06, 2017 | By:

Introducing Video Visit Appointments!

Feeling sick? Just click! We are excited to announce a limited pilot program of video visits with an Atrius Health physician through MyHealth Online.

During the pilot program, video visits are available free of charge to adult primary care patients* of our Harvard Vanguard Chestnut Hill/West Roxbury, Medford, Post Office Square and Watertown locations who need treatment for a limited set of common medical conditions.

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| Posted On Nov 21, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health Participates in World Diabetes Day Event at the State House

Atrius Health was honored to be represented at last week’s World Diabetes Day Program at the State House during which Dr. Joe Kimura, Atrius Health CMO, was among the distinguished speakers who discussed the serious public health crisis and financial implications caused by diabetes.

Dr. Kimura joined a number of legislators including Sen. James Welch (Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing), Sen. Jason Lewis (Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health),

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| Posted On Sep 30, 2016 | By:

Specialty Care Coordination at Atrius Health

At Atrius Health, we are delighted to offer you a system of connected care across primary and specialty care to help keep you healthier. Atrius Health has specialists in over 50 specialties who work with leading hospitals including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Mass Eye & Ear, New England Baptist Hospital, and many outstanding community hospitals. Our primary care clinicians work with a limited group of trusted specialists from outside offices with whom they have strong working relationships and shared systems when we cannot provide the care within Atrius Health.

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| Posted On Aug 29, 2016 | By:

To Improve Mental Health Care, Study Matches Patients with Providers

A research team comprised of researchers and clinicians at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, University at Albany, SUNY, Outcome Referrals, Inc., and Atrius Health has recently been awarded $1.7 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The funding is for a study on improving mental health care by scientifically matching patient needs to clinical providers’ strengths.

The researchers will compare the effectiveness of a new, scientifically based patient-provider match system for mental health treatment to the more traditional method known as “pragmatic case assignment,” which is based on provider availability,

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| Posted On Aug 08, 2016 | By:

Summer Reading for Medical Group Leaders

The Atrius Health medical practices are members of the Group Practice Improvement Network (GPIN), an organization that brings together medical groups to share best practices. Recently, the group crowd-sourced its semi-annual list of recommended reading. From scholarly articles to bestsellers, members share these reads to foster better leadership and improve patient care.

If you’re looking for the perfect beach read to keep you on top of the happenings in healthcare,

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| Posted On Jun 15, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health Names Dr. Sean Uiterwyk Senior Medical Director for Performance Excellence

Atrius Health is pleased to announce that Dr. Sean Uiterwyk has been promoted to Senior Medical Director for Performance Excellence. In this role, Dr. Uiterwyk will co-lead the Department of Performance Excellence to create a coherent, coordinated strategy to promote clinical performance excellence across Atrius Health’s primary, specialty, and ancillary care services. Dr. Uiterwyk joined Atrius Health in 2015 as Medical Director for Quality and he continues to lead organizational initiatives aimed at providing quality care and maximizing patient satisfaction across all practices.

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| Posted On May 26, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health Joins Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care

Atrius Health recently joined the newly formed Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care which launched its inaugural summit on May 12th. The coalition includes 58 health care groups organized by The Conversation Project, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Ariadne Labs. The goal of the Coalition is to improve the care and experience for those facing serious, potentially life-limiting illness and ensure that “health care for everyone in Massachusetts is in accordance with their goals,

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| Posted On Apr 25, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health Weighs in on FY’17 House Budget

Atrius Health appreciates the efforts of the House Ways and Means Committee in presenting H.4200, a well-balanced fiscally responsible FY’17 budget proposal that protects the programs and services critical to ensuring a healthy Commonwealth.  Next week the House will begin deliberations on the budget and there are several items that are of particular interest to Atrius Health and we would encourage members of the House to consider our positions on the following issues:

  • We oppose Amendment #550
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| Posted On Apr 22, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health Supports Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination

Atrius Health urges the Massachusetts Legislature to take a favorable vote now on H1577/S735, An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination.

As a large employer, as well as a health care provider that cares for many transgender patients, Atrius Health stands with many other organizations statewide in support of this important piece of legislation.

Massachusetts has already banned discrimination against transgender people in many areas such as housing,

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| Posted On Mar 03, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health Joins Coalition Supporting CONNECT for Health Act

Atrius Health is proud to join a national coalition of providers and organizations supporting federal telehealth legislation introduced earlier this month.  The bipartisan bill, Senate bill 2484 and House bill 4442, the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act, was introduced by Senators Schatz, Wicker, Cochran, Cardin, Thune and Warner and Representatives Black, Welch, and Harper.

The CONNECT for Health Act would:

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