Physician-Hospital Affiliations/Organizations

Information on MHA’s Physician/Hospital Integration Collaborative (PHIC).
Seventy-four percent of primary care providers in the commonwealth ask their patients about behavioral health concerns.
MHQP – the Mass. Health Quality Partners – last week announced the winners of its 2019 Patient Experience Awards.
Last week, the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) unveiled a new portion of its website titled Resources for Empowered Patients: Actions to Help You Manage Your Care.
About 59% of U.S. hospitals participate in a patient safety organization (PSO) program, according to an analysis from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
CMS is pushing ahead with “Primary Care First” – a voluntary, five-year alternative payment model to reduce Medicare spending.
The National Academies of Sciences, has issued a report showing that as many as half the nation’s doctors and nurses experience substantial symptoms of burnout.
A U.S. District Court has invalidated a CMS regulation issued last November that treated payments made to hospital outpatient departments the same as those made to physician offices.
A recent study has found that the number of physicians who self-reported telemedicine as a skill doubled between 2015 and 2018 and continues to increase by approximately 20% per year.
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is offering grants of $250,000 to $500,000 for the development and validation of new clinical measures to improve diagnoses in three areas: acute vascular events, infections, and cancer.
Last week, CMS announced the Primary Cares Initiative, which consists of five new voluntary payment models under two paths.
Changing the EHR from a Liability to an Asset to Reduce Physician Burnout includes more than a dozen practical EHR optimization techniques an organization can take to improve the usability of the EHR and its associated workflows to reduce the adminis
A joint Massachusetts Medical Society and Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association task force has released a white paper in partnership with Reliant Medical Group that details best practices Reliant has adopted to optimize its electronic health r
In this webinar, you'll learn what Massachusetts has been doing to combat both the spigot problem and the treatment challenges of the opioid epidemic.
The January edition of the Betsy Lehman Center’s monthly newsletter, Patient Safety Beat, features a story on the challenge of physician burnout.
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) has released the results of its annual survey of patient experiences in primary care practices across the states.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) last week laid out its 2019 public policy agenda.
Using funding from recent settlements through its healthcare division, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office last week distributed $3 million in grants to organizations addressing social determinants of health.
Perhaps the largest and most complex healthcare merger in state history is all but final after Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office ok'd the merger with conditions.
Numerous studies have identified electronic health records (EHRs) as being the cause of great physician dissatisfaction and burn out with their jobs. Doctors feel that the requirements to use EHRs cuts into their personal interaction with patients an
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) has announced the winners of its first annual “MHQP Patient Experience Awards,” which recognizes primary care practices that perform highest on MHQP’s annual survey.

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