Volume of Patient Call Messages takes Toll on Clinicians & Associated with Burnout

EHR vendors often tout their tools to improve efficiency and to streamline workflows as a way to decrease burnout among clinicians. However, except for good old fashioned “copy and paste,” these efficiency tools may not help clinicians feel less stressed out. This is according to a new study entitled “Are specific elements of electronic health […]

COVID-19 Patient Monitoring Tool By Healthcentric Advisors

Healthcentric Advisors has developed an online remote-monitoring solution for COVID-19 that monitors, manages, and communicates with patients under investigation or confirmed positive for the virus. Remote-Monitoring Solution for COVID-19 Patients The system provides daily, text outreach to patients from their care teams to track symptoms of COVID-19 and be alerted – in real-time – if […]

National Doctors Day

Today is National Doctors Day, a chance to highlight the important work they do today and every day to keep us healthy. But we’re especially grateful now. Their dedication to the profession is on full display during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re excited to highlight two doctors that work within our own organization, Dr. Rebekah Gardner […]

Recognizing World Social Worker Day

World Social Work Day is March 17, 2020–a day to highlight the important role social workers worldwide, play in our society. This year, the 2020 World Social Day highlights ‘Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships’ a theme that in the midst of social distancing takes on an interesting new meaning. Our staff took the opportunity […]

Equity, Social Determinants of Health, & Health Outcomes: What do we do now?

So much of health is determined outside of the doctor’s office. More than 80 percent of modifiable contributors to healthy outcomes are determined by Social Determinants of Health, meaning health-related behaviors, socioeconomic, and environmental factors, rather than medical care. You can see our post about a poster we made on the topic, here. Once we […]

Multi-drug Resistant Organisms & Long-term Care: Local Epidemiology & Infection Control Response

Healthcentric Advisors, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, held a webinar on Tuesday February 4, 2020 to explore the current threat of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs). This no-cost webinar focused on the increasing incidence of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in long-term care facilities in Massachusetts. Speakers shared an example of a local facility-based outbreak and provided the most up-to-date infection […]

Happy New Year! Check out our top 3 posts from 2019

Seasons Greetings from Healthcentric Advisors! As we move into a new year with many exciting projects, we want to share some of the things you loved most from 2019. Check out our most-clicked posts from this year: Innovative Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Technology Healthcentric Advisors, the only health quality organization in the nation to win […]

Healthcentric Advisors Joins Massachusetts Healthcare Safety & Quality Consortium

We are honored to be a part of a recently formed Massachusetts Healthcare Safety and Quality Consortium, convened by the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety. Recently, Healthcentric Advisors CEO John Keimig joined this first-of-its-kind consortium with more than 35 organizations to coalesce around key aspects of patient safety ripe for transformation in Massachusetts. This […]

Quality Payment Program: Check Your Final 2019 MIPS Eligibility Status

Your eligibility status may have changed for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Check the Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool to view your final 2019 eligibility status: Your initial eligibility status was based on review of Medicare Part B claims and Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) data from October 1, 2017, to September 30, […]

Reframing Healthcare: A Racial Justice Lens

Health care, no matter how comprehensive, only impacts 10-20% of modifiable contributors to healthy outcomes. The other 80-90% are influenced by social determinants of health or health-related behaviors and socioeconomic and environmental factors. Our poster, Reframing Healthcare: A Racial Justice Lens intends to address institutional and structural racism, how it impacts the health of communities, and […]