Public Health Issues

| Posted On Dec 01, 2021 | By:

Health Equity Hackathon Engages Community and Inspires Actionable Solutions

November 12-14, Atrius Health, MIT Hacking Racism, and Race to Better Health (RBH) hosted the Engineering Health Equity Hackathon to innovate multi-disciplinary and actionable solutions to health disparities within Atrius Health’s patient population as well as the broader healthcare community.

The hackathon brought together individuals from all backgrounds, including healthcare providers, data scientists, entrepreneurs, and health policy, management, and HR professionals.

Leaders from the three collaborating organizations kicked off the hackathon on Friday,

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| 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 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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