A Year into a Pandemic

As the United States marks the one-year anniversary of living amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we can’t help but reflect on how we responded and evolved as an organization. For an organization whose mission is to offer resources and expertise that measure and improve the quality, safety, and value of person-centered healthcare, we had to pivot […]

A Year into a Pandemic: Nursing Homes

We’re a year into this pandemic and taking a look-back to reflect upon where we’ve been and where we’re going. Considering how hard long-term care has been hit we decided to collect perspectives from our teams working directly with the nursing homes across New England. Marguerite McLaughlin, Senior Program Administrator, spoke at length about her […]

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 […]