With support from our Rhode Island Healthcare Advisory Board, Healthcentric Advisors initiated collaboration between hospitals and home health agencies to improve patient transfers from the hospital to home. This collaboration led to interventions at hospitals in Rhode Island; most modified their discharge processes to embed required certification into the routine discharge paperwork for patients referred […]
Providence, RI (November 13, 2017) — Healthcentric Advisors, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing healthcare quality, was awarded a Rhode Island State Innovation Model Grant from The Executive Office of Health and Human Services to increase patient engagement in advance care planning conversations in healthcare. Active patient engagement in healthcare, especially advance care planning, is […]
Providence, RI (November 6, 2017) — Healthcentric Advisors, a Rhode Island based nonprofit specializing in healthcare quality improvement and technical assistance, was awarded a two-year, $390,000 Special Innovation Project under their Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services contract to improve the ability of Rhode Island nursing homes to serve residents with behavioral health needs.
Providence, RI (October 2017) – Developing health care quality improvement resources and educational tools is a critical aspect of the work that Quality Innovation Network–Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIO) undertake in their states. But for those resources to be effective, they need to resonate with their target audiences, including Medicare beneficiaries and other partners. This is often a challenge, as many QIN-QIOs operate in multiple states and reach thousands of different stakeholders.
R.I. leads antibiotic prescription decline in national effort curbing microbial resistance Providence, RI (October 2, 2017) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that total inappropriate antibiotic use may approach 50 percent of all outpatient antibiotic use. On a local level, Rhode Island is leading in the effort to curb unnecessary use of […]
Providence, RI (August 2017) – Immunizations are critically important in protecting older adults against serious and sometimes deadly diseases, such as the influenza virus or shingles. Yet, Kaiser Health News reported in 2015 that three out of four Americans older than 60 do not get the shingles vaccine, and one in three skip the influenza vaccine.
Providence, RI (July 20, 2017) – Kara H. Butler, MBA, MHSA, Director of Administrative Services, was recently named one of the 2017 40 Under Forty Award winners by the Providence Business News (PBN). This year’s sponsors include Marsh & McLennan Agency, Cox Business, and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island.
Providence, RI (July 6, 2017) – According to the COPD Education Pilot Program developed by the Greater Providence Community Coalition, standardized education for patients across different healthcare settings is feasible.
Providence, RI (July 5, 2017) – Researchers at Healthcentric Advisors and Brown University conducted a study that analyzed open-ended answers by 744 physicians to this question on a Rhode Island Department of Health survey in 2014: “How does using an EHR affect your interaction with patients?”
Providence, RI (May 23, 2017) – Healthcentric Advisors was recently named as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Rhode Island. The annual list of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island is brought to you by Providence Business News, Best Companies Group and our sponsors – UnitedHealthcare, Cox Business, Pawtucket Credit Union and USI Insurance.