| Posted On Sep 28, 2016 | By:

What You Should Know About the Shingles Vaccine

Q.  I have been seeing more and more information about the shingles vaccine in the news. What is shingles?

A.  Shingles (or herpes zoster) is a painful skin rash that usually appears in a band, a strip, or a small area on one side of the face or body.

Q.  What causes shingles? 

A.  Shingles occurs when the virus that causes chickenpox becomes active (reactivates) again in your body.  

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| Posted On Sep 21, 2016 | By:

The Importance of Managing High Blood Pressure

“My Doctor told me my blood pressure is too high – should I really be concerned?”

Yes, you absolutely should!

Many people have high blood pressure, and it therefore can be easy to think that this problem isn’t a big deal or is just a natural consequence of aging. This, however, is absolutely not the case.

High blood pressure or hypertension has been given the ominous label,

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| Posted On Sep 19, 2016 | By:

A Decade of Support for the Boston Heart Walk

Hundreds of employees from Atrius Health participated in the Boston Heart Walk on Saturday, September 10th at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade. This marked the tenth year in a row our staff and their families, friends and even their dogs teamed up to raise funds to support the lifesaving research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Heart Association. The Atrius Health team has raised more than $950,000 for the Boston Heart Walk over the past 10 years.

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| Posted On Sep 13, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health is changing the way ambulatory care providers resolve patient harm incidents

Only a dozen or so Massachusetts hospitals have adopted communication, apology and resolution to guide their interactions with patients and families following a medical error, and these programs have been even slower to catch on at ambulatory practices.

That’s why it was noteworthy when Atrius Health, the state’s largest ambulatory network, set out last year to provide formal support for the system to its 750 physicians.

“We’ve seen about 30 cases go through since then —

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| Posted On Sep 06, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health’s Pioneer ACO achieves over 95 percent quality score and saves Medicare $6.8 million

Atrius Health recently announced that its Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) has achieved over a 95 percent quality score from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and saved Medicare $6.8 million. Atrius Health’s practices achieved high quality and patient experience scores while also achieving savings for Medicare according to 2015 results released today by the CMS. These results demonstrate the organization’s continued success in achieving the Triple Aim of improving health outcomes and patient experience as well as reducing the total cost of care.

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