Healthcare Delivery

| Posted On Mar 28, 2017 | By:

Atrius Health Receives First-Place Accountable Care Compass Award from Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

We are pleased to share that Atrius Health was a first place awardee at the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association’s (MHA) second Accountable Care Compass Awards event, which recognizes provider excellence and innovation in the delivery of high-quality, safe and efficient care. Atrius Health was named as a first-place winner in MHA’s “Providing Care to Special Populations” category for its entry titled Behavioral Health Adult Care Model Redesign.

Behavioral health is an integral part of care at Atrius Health.

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| Posted On Mar 08, 2017 | By:

Total Joint Team Wins Nursing Award

Atrius Health’s Total Joint Replacement Program Improvement Team received a Gold Award for Nursing Team Achievement in the 2017 Modern Healthcare Excellence in Nursing Awards.

The total joint replacement program was developed to improve surgical outcomes, save costs and enhance patient satisfaction by allowing patients to recover from surgery in the familiarity and comfort of their own homes rather than in skilled-nursing facilities.

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| Posted On Feb 27, 2017 | By:

Atrius Health Joins Massachusetts Coalition for Coverage and Care

Atrius Health recently joined a growing list of health care providers, consumer groups, representatives from the business community, and others to form the Massachusetts Coalition for Coverage & Care in response to potential threats to the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The Coalition was created by Health Care For All and is being co-hosted by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation which will provide research and technical assistance. The group was formed to ensure that state health reform measures (Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006) that provide universal coverage to Massachusetts residents is protected.

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| Posted On Feb 21, 2017 | By:

Atrius Health and IBM Watson Health Forge Partnership to Bring Cognitive Insights to Primary Care Physicians and Their Patients

Atrius Health and IBM (NYSE: IBM) Watson Health recently announced an agreement to develop a cloud-based offering for primary care providers. By providing a holistic view of the multiple influences on an individual’s health, including social determinants, Watson Cognitive Insights could be designed to support shared decision making between physicians and patients.

According to a paper published by Health Affairs, shared decision making, whereby physicians and their patients make healthcare decisions together using the best clinical evidence available,

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| 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, Watertown, Wellesley, Weymouth, and Needham 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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