Patient and Family Advisory Council Is Helping Create More Impactful Resources

PFAC

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.

RI HAI Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship Coalition aids in Antibiotic use Reduction

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 […]

New England QIN-QIO Encouraging Immunizations Via Latino Public Radio

Dr. Campanile at Latino Public Radio

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.

Kara Butler Named 2017 40 Under Forty Award Winner

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.

Healthcentric Advisors and Brown University Publish New Study

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?”

Healthcentric Advisors Awarded Best Places to Work 7 Continuous-Years

Best Place to Work in Rhode Island 2017 Winner 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.

Five Questions with Lauren Capizzo

Providence, RI (May 12, 2017) – Lauren Capizzo, Director, Practice Transformation, was featured in the Providence Business News 5 Questions Series.

Chosen to Provide CMS Quality Payment Program Support for Small Practices throughout New England

PROVIDENCE, RI (March 9, 2017) – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a five-year federal contract to Healthcentric Advisors and its partner organization, Qualidigm, to assist New England-based small physician and other eligible clinical practices to prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP), established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

New England QIN-QIO Sharing Data to Reduce Opioid-Related Adverse Drug Events

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Providence, RI (February 2017) – Medication-related adverse events are affecting record numbers of Medicare beneficiaries in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioids—including prescription drugs and heroin—killed more than 33,000 people in the U.S. in 2015. Among Medicare beneficiaries, six out of every 1,000 beneficiaries has an opioid misuse disorder—one of the fastest growing rates in the nation.