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MedAllies' CEO John Blair and CMO Holly Miller explain how the Direct protocol is laying the foundation for more efficient and safer transitions of care, beginning to transform the Hudson Valley into something of a patient-centered medical community.
In a pilot program, nurse care managers take the time that physicians don't have to understand what patients with chronic and multiple conditions need. The model could very well be a blueprint for others to follow.
Plotting the Nationwide Healthcare Information Network is turning out to be very much akin to etching a map of the United States – an exercise in drawing, then re-drawing pathways from one state to another.
Taconic IPA's Dr. John Blair discusses putting in place the technical tools and practice procedures as the first step toward more effective and coordinated patient care, in the first of a two-part series.
A doctor in Rhode Island, per his daily routine, has just updated and closed a patient's chart in the practice's electronic health record. As he punches up the next record or heads to the exam room, a routine of another sort is underway between the EHR and the state's health information exchange database.
With a number of Direct Project pilots popping up around the country, healthcare providers who want to have the capability to perform simple exchanges can take heart that this is one technology that is straightforward to use, even if it isn't quite "plug-and-play."
Six health plans in a large scale project demonstrating patient-centered medical homes in New York's Hudson Valley paid incentives of $1.5 million to 236 primary care physicians in 11 practices. These physician practices affect nearly half a million patients in the region.