| Posted On Jul 16, 2019 | By:

Atrius Health Weighs in on Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) Proposal

Atrius Health recently joined several organizations in providing testimony to strengthen and clarify regulations proposed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) related to Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS). The proposed changes are part of the provisions of Chapter 208 of the Acts of 2018 to address the state’s opioid crisis and are designed to increase the security of prescription medications.

Electronic prescribing, also known as e-prescribing, is when a doctor writes a prescription and sends it directly to the pharmacy through a secured system.

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| Posted On Jul 09, 2019 | By:

Pull out the Picnic Basket and Fire up the Grill!

As New Englanders, we have usually earned our summertime and make the most of the season by enjoying outdoor activities and outdoor meals bursting with summer’s freshest flavors. Over the next 2-3 months, many of us will try to cram in a busy social season with picnics, barbecues, and informal meals al fresco.

The summer does not need to be a time to abandon healthy principles, and in fact, many of us find that summer is an easier time to enjoy more vegetables and fruits.

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| Posted On Jul 08, 2019 | By:

Understanding How Environment Affects Health

Most of us know that we need to eat healthy foods, get regular exercise, get adequate sleep, and manage stress to stay healthy. But did you know that where you live, work, learn, and play can have just as much impact on your and your child’s health?

Understanding Social Determinants of Health

Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play,

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| Posted On Jul 02, 2019 | By:

Measles: Are You Immune?

In light of international outbreaks of measles and some measles outbreaks occurring in the U.S., many people may be wondering if they need to be vaccinated or if they are immune to measles. Please see the following most “frequently asked questions” on measles and measles immunity.

Why are we suddenly seeing outbreaks of measles?

Measles is a highly transmissible infectious disease which had been previously eliminated in the U.S.

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| Posted On Jul 01, 2019 | By:

Atrius Health Supports Single Application for Core Benefits

Atrius Health recently provided testimony to the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing in support ofAn Act Improving Public Health through a Common Application for Core Food, Health and Safety-net Programs.” The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Gap bill, HB1173 and SB678, would create a common application to allow low-income households to apply for MassHealth, SNAP, and state-administered safety net programs all at the same time.

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