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 […]

Partnering with the IPRO QIN-QIO on CMS Initiatives to Improve Healthcare Quality

Healthcentric Advisors, a member of the IPRO Quality Innovation Network–Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), hosted an informational webinar to discuss our new focus areas working on as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-funded QIN-QIO for your region. View the webinar slides or webinar recording to learn more. Our quality improvement experts discussed how we […]

The Power of Rural: Recognizing National Rural Health Day, November 21, 2019

We value our rural partners because we serve Maine, the most rural state in the nation. Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why nearly 60 million people – one in five Americans – call them home. These rural communities also have unique healthcare needs–it’s why we’re proud to recognize National […]

Understanding the New MDS 3.0 Quality Measures

We are pleased to provide you with this resource manual on the quality measures affecting nursing homes: Understanding the New MDS 3.0 Quality Measures. This edition also includes definitions for the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Claims-Based Quality Measures. This manual is designed to assist you in identifying how a resident will […]

Self-Measured Blood Pressure Pilot Updates

A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Special Innovation Project to reduce uncontrolled hypertension among Rhode Island residents and streamline care planning for clinicians. Learn more. October Blood Pressure Pilot Data Initial analysis of the October data demonstrates that: 59% of the patients participating in the pilot with uncontrolled BP (> 140/90) have reduced […]

A solution to home-based, digital blood pressure self-monitoring

Partner with Healthcentric Advisors, on a Special Innovation Project to reduce uncontrolled hypertension among Rhode Island residents and streamline care planning for clinicians. Our pilot automates provider access to real-time home blood pressure readings. The technology facilitates information sharing with providers between office visits, coupled with coordination of education and support services for patients and caregivers, will work to tackle hypertension in seniors. Learn more.

Partnership is key to making communities healthier.

The many complex issues dominating health care today are best addressed through collaboration. With more than 25 years’ experience, Healthcentric Advisors offers essential support in driving change and improving the quality of health care in our region.

Together, we can have a significant impact on making health care safer, more accessible, and more cost effective.

Project ECHO® 2018 Update

We recently wrapped up our second Project ECHO®: How to Operate with Meaningful Engagement for Staff Stability (HOMESS), developed for Nursing Homes and Skilled that struggle with staffing shortage and retention challenges. HOMESS is the second Project ECHO® we’ve completed this year. About 15 individuals joined each session representing centers in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, […]

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Train-the-Trainer Toolkit

This train-the-trainer toolkit is intended for providers to standardize and improve the care they give to patients with COPD. It includes a patient-facing booklet and self-management tools, as well as slides, videos, and data tracking tools. The target audience is clinicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and providers of patients with COPD. There are additional materials available […]