Healthcare Delivery

| Posted On Apr 07, 2021 | By:

MyHealth Test Results

Atrius Health is making some changes to the information available in your MyHealth account. Beginning April 10, 2021, we will release imaging, pathology, and other lab results as soon as they become available. Until this time, providers had access to test results before they were made available to patients. This change builds on our commitment to provide our patients with better access to their health information to help them engage with their health care providers and manage their care.

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| Posted On Apr 05, 2021 | By:

Video Visits: Join from Your Desktop Computer or Mobile Device

On April 10, 2021, you’ll see a lot of exciting new changes in MyHealth Online. Our patient portal will have an improved layout and new features to help you find what’s most important to you. In addition to seeing the notes your Atrius Health provider recorded at your visit, you’ll also start to see more test results, often at the same time as your provider receives them.

We are particularly excited to let you know that we are also changing how you can experience a video visit with us.

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| Posted On Feb 27, 2020 | By:

Battling Clinician Burnout

Dr. Karim Awad, Chief of Sleep Medicine at Atrius Health, understands clinician burnout on an intimate level—he’s experienced it himself.

“For me, it was really about just feeling exhausted, and I debated whether I should just leave medicine,” says Dr. Awad. “I went through a lot of what doctors and others experience as burnout.”

Fortunately, Dr. Awad was able to tap into a reservoir of resiliency. So, when Dr. Steve Strongwater,

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| Posted On Feb 26, 2020 | By:

A Scientific Approach to Improving Patient Care

When you hear “research,” you may think of test tubes and microscopes. But at Atrius Health’s Center for Clinical Research, it means taking a scientific approach to improving patient care.

“We help measure and evaluate not only the way care is provided but the quality of care that’s provided,” says John Zambrano, M.D., Medical Director for the Center for Clinical Research. “One is really aimed at doing things better, and the other one is really aimed at assessing whether or not that thing that we’re doing in the practice is actually making an impact on our patients.”

The Center for Clinical Research strives to improve the already high standard of care patients receive at Atrius Health.

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| Posted On Feb 24, 2020 | By:

Healthcare of the Future: Innovating New Ways of Delivering Patient Care

When Bill Ring was diagnosed with a severe urinary tract infection, he thought he would have to go to the hospital to be admitted for treatment. Then his primary care physician at Atrius Health suggested the Medically Home Program.

“After I agreed to the service everything worked fast and efficiently,” says Ring. “They sent a technical person to set up the equipment in my apartment and he explained exactly how it would work.

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| Posted On Jan 07, 2020 | By:

Want an Earlier Appointment? Sign up for a New Wait List Feature on MyHealth!

We are excited to share that MyHealth users can now request to be notified if an earlier appointment becomes available.  This new MyHealth feature, called “Wait List Fast Pass,” is available from many Atrius Health departments and can be viewed both on the desktop version of MyHealth as well as through the mobile app (found under “MyChart” in your app store). Don’t miss out on this great new MyHealth feature – already more than 11,000 wait list offers have been accepted by Atrius Health patients since we went live with this functionality!

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| Posted On Aug 09, 2018 | By:

Atrius Health Endorses “Yes on 3” Ballot Question Campaign

Atrius Health was among more than 50 business leaders and organizations in the state to recently endorse the “Yes on 3” ballot question campaign. The bi-partisan coalition is seeking to uphold the state’s transgender non-discrimination law on the ballot this November. The group is governed by Freedom for All Massachusetts, the official ballot committee.

In 2016, the Massachusetts legislature passed – with a bipartisan, supermajority vote – historic non-discrimination protections for transgender people in public places such as restaurants,

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| Posted On Jun 19, 2018 | By:

Atrius Health Participates in Capitol Hill Day

Atrius Health was well represented at the recent Capitol Hill Day annual event hosted by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). Physician groups from throughout the country descended on Washington, DC to meet with members of their respective Congressional leaders and their staff on issues of importance to physician groups.

Joining Dr. Guy Spinelli, Atrius Health Board Chair and internist at Granite Medical Group, was Kathy Keough, Director of Government Relations for Atrius Health,

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| Posted On Jan 18, 2018 | By:

Atrius Health Announces State Certification for New ACO Program

Atrius Health is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) has certified it as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in its new, first-in-the-nation program. The HPC’s first round of ACO Certification includes 17 HPC-certified ACOs and is a significant milestone for Massachusetts, making it the first state to implement state-wide, all-payer standards for care delivery.

At Atrius Health, we have a long history of working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and commercial payers to provide patients with outstanding quality care at lower costs.

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| Posted On Nov 30, 2017 | By:

Atrius Health Testifies in Support of Nurse Practitioners

Dr. Richard Lopez, Chief Medical Officer of VNA Care and Senior Vice President of Population Health for Atrius Health, along with Jennifer Derkarzarian, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, Chief Nursing Officer of Atrius Health, recently testified before the Joint Committee on Public Health in support of legislation that would remove existing restrictions on the licenses of nurse practitioners (NPs) in the state. Atrius Health was among several organizations who testified in support of the bill HB2451/S1257“An Act to Contain Health Care Costs and Improve Access to Value-Based Nurse Practitioner Care As Recommended by the IOM and FTC.”

During his testimony,

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