Population Health


As stewards of the public health and one of the state’s largest employer groups, hospitals are well positioned to address the various health needs of their patients, employees, communities and all residents of the commonwealth. Through the top notch care they provide, as well as their community benefit programs and worksite wellness initiatives, hospitals are tackling many important public health issues including the rising obesity epidemic, health disparities, and chronic disease management.
The Health Policy Commission (HPC) last Wednesday announced its SHIFT-Care grant awardees.
Clinicians who participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2017 can now access their final MIPS score and performance feedback.
The HPC is expected to vote Wednesday on the preliminary Cost & Market Impact Review relating to the BID-Lahey merger.
The Massachusetts House last Wednesday passed a bill (H4664) that would prevent licensed healthcare providers from engaging in “conversion therapy.”
The American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) House of Delegates met last week and adopted a series of positions, including those addressing gun violence and pharmaceutical shortages.
UMass Memorial Medical Center was one of three finalists for the prestigious 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service.
Attend A Map Through the Maze on Wednesday, May 23 at the DCU Center in Worcester.
Registration is now open for the 2018 Patient Safety Forum.
EOHHS announced a new opportunity for primary care providers seeking to participate in the new MassHealth ACO program.
The IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress takes place in May.
A new study shows that the cost of hunger and food insecurity in Massachusetts totals $2.4 billion a year.
DPH has released the latest figures on opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts throughout all of 2017.
A new healthcare policy/advocacy group – United States of Care – launched last week.
Massachusetts is the healthiest state in the union, according to a new survey from United Health foundation.
Caring for specific populations can be daunting in today’s fast-paced environment.
The Massachusetts House and Senate last Tuesday both passed the ACCESS bill that guarantees women access to preventive healthcare, including contraception coverage, without co-pays. The bill now awaits Governor Baker’s signature.
Caring for specific populations – and ensuring that they are receiving equitable, high-quality care – can be daunting in today’s fast-paced environment.
Caring for specific populations – and ensuring that they are receiving equitable, high-quality care – can be daunting in today’s fast-paced environment.
HB1304 An Act Establishing a Primary Seat Belt Law
SB995 would bring important equity to the application of penalties related to violations of the state’s wage and hour laws.