Healthcare Delivery

| Posted On Mar 25, 2022 | By:

Join the Atrius Health Patient and Family Advisory Council

At Atrius Health, our vision is to transform care to improve lives. We strive to partner with our patients and communities to make it easier to be healthy. Help us make that vision a reality by joining our new central Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC).

As a PFAC member, you can have a valuable and positive impact on patient experience by sharing your input and ideas about how we can improve patient care,

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| Posted On Jan 18, 2022 | By:

Getting Your Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record

On Monday, January 10, Massachusetts introduced the “My Vax Records” tool. It allows residents to search the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS) for their vaccine records. When the records are found, the tool generates a QR code to store on your phone, creating a digital COVID-19 vaccine “passport” to show when required (e.g., for indoor dining or travel). While the system has worked well for many, the state has provided some information and guidance to help should you find missing or incorrect information in the MIIS.

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| 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 May 06, 2021 | By:

Virtual Telehealth Visits for Patients Not Living in Massachusetts

This notice applies only to patients who are out-of-state at the time of their virtual telehealth appointment.

Most states have very strict laws that require healthcare clinicians to be licensed to practice in the state where a patient is located in order to provide care to that patient, including care that is done via a virtual telehealth visit. During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, many states relaxed these licensing requirements on a temporary basis.

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| 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 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 Jun 22, 2017 | By:

Boston Surgery Center and Atrius Health Complete First Total Joint Replacement in a Massachusetts Free-Standing Surgery Center

On Wednesday, June 14, Atrius Health doctors performed the first-ever total joint replacement surgery to occur in a Massachusetts free-standing ambulatory surgery center.

The procedure, a knee replacement, was conducted by Dr. James Phillips and assisted by Dr. Louis Bley at Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites in Waltham, which enabled the patient to return to her home later in the day and recover with ongoing support from a dedicated team of home healthcare nurses and physical therapists.

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| Posted On Apr 22, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health Supports Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination

Atrius Health urges the Massachusetts Legislature to take a favorable vote now on H1577/S735, An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination.

As a large employer, as well as a health care provider that cares for many transgender patients, Atrius Health stands with many other organizations statewide in support of this important piece of legislation.

Massachusetts has already banned discrimination against transgender people in many areas such as housing,

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| Posted On Aug 10, 2015 | By:

The Road to Pediatric Patient-Centered Medical Home

The term “patient-centered medical home” (PCMH) can be confusing because it is not actually a physical place, but a model of care delivery. Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates has been practicing this model of care for many years, well before the “medical home” phrase was coined. Typically, a “medical home” offers patients the following services and attributes:

  • Comprehensive care – A practice utilizing a medical home approach cares for each patient’s physical and mental health needs including prevention and wellness,
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