| Posted On Mar 09, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health Urges Quick Passage of Omnibus Tobacco Bill

As a member of Tobacco Free Mass, a coalition of various organizations throughout the state advocating for stricter controls of tobacco products in the state, Atrius Health applauds members of the Joint Committee on Public Health who recently released a comprehensive tobacco bill (S 2152).

The bill, which includes components of eight tobacco bills filed this session, builds on actions already taken at the local level across many Massachusetts communities.

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| Posted On Dec 05, 2013 | By:

Unintended Consequences of New State “Meaningful Use” Mandate

Atrius Health has a long standing history of investing tens of millions of dollars in the use of electronic health records (EHR) and electronic prescribing to improve the care of our 1 million patients. Over the past year, all of our practices have attested on behalf of our eligible providers as required by the federal government’s Meaningful Use (MU) requirements. Atrius Health has reinvested the funds received back into the EHR as well as other improvements to the care of our patients.

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| Posted On Sep 12, 2013 | By:

Health Planning Council Begins to Tackle State Health Resource Planning

Last year’s payment reform bill, “An Act Improving the Quality of Health Care and Reducing Costs Through Increased Transparency, Efficiency and Innovation” (Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012), was established to take a long-needed look at healthcare resources throughout the state of Massachusetts in the hopes of better rationalizing our healthcare system.

As part of Chapter 224, the Health Planning Council was created within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

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