Ambulatory Care Clinics Invited To Join Free Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Enroll your site today! Get the resources and training that your clinical site needs to practice robust antibiotic stewardship by joining a free, 12-month national program starting in December 2019. The AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use provides participating ambulatory clinics with expert coaching, online education and improvement tools, patient education materials, antibiotic use […]

Excessive Heat/Humidity Notification from The Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center

THE FOLLOWING NOTIFICATION IS FROM THE STEPHEN M. LAWLOR MEDICAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER MIC Activation Status: Level 1 – Enhanced Monitoring & Coordination Incident: 2019 JUL 19-21 Excessive Heat/Humidity When: 2019 JUL 17 at 1630 HRS This coming weekend, the National Weather Service is forecasting a multi-day high heat event. Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July […]

Sepsis Survivor: Misdiagnoses and Post-Sepsis Syndrome – Part 4

What follows is the story of a sepsis survivor, as told to Healthcentric Advisors. We have changed her name for anonymity. Part 4: Knowledge about Sepsis and Post-Sepsis When Ellen got sepsis, she didn’t know anything about it. She was seeing a big team of specialists and wasn’t provided with much education about it. Now, […]

Sepsis Survivor: Misdiagnoses and Post-Sepsis Syndrome – Part 3

What follows is the story of a sepsis survivor, as told to Healthcentric Advisors. We have changed her name for anonymity. Part 3: Recovery and Post-Sepsis Syndrome After being discharged from the hospital Ellen was still very sick for a month. She was on prednisone and felt like her head was fuzzy. Now, whenever she […]

Sepsis Survivor: Misdiagnoses and Post-Sepsis Syndrome – Part 2

What follows is the story of a sepsis survivor, as told to Healthcentric Advisors. We have changed her name for anonymity. Part 2: Hospital Stay and Treatment Eight hours after being admitted, Ellen was still in the hospital. The doctors now wouldn’t send her home, because her pain continued and they couldn’t figure out why. […]

Sepsis Survivor: Misdiagnoses and Post-Sepsis Syndrome – Part 1

What follows is the story of a sepsis survivor, as told to Healthcentric Advisors. We have changed her name for anonymity. Part 1: How it Started Ellen started her day like any other. She was active and fit, and went to meet her sister-in-law for a spinning class. But something wasn’t right. She didn’t feel […]

Join us in RI for the 7th Annual Medical Director and Leadership Learning Session

Continuing Education Credits Available – See Below This unique gathering is designed especially for Rhode Island nursing home leadership – Nursing Home Medical Directors, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nursing Home Leadership Teams, and their Strategic Partners – to explore opportunities to empower Nursing Home teams and improve transitions of care. Our Presenters Stefan Gravenstein, MD, […]

Thank you: Thousands Impacted by PFAC Contributions

We’re nearing the end of a five-year contract as the New England QIN-QIO, which means we’re doing a lot of reflection about all of the hard work we’ve been doing to make our communities healthier. One of the projects we’re most proud of is our robust Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC), which was central […]

HRiA releases new MassHealth provider funding opportunity

We’re sharing a MassHealth funding opportunity with you! As part of the Provider Access Improvement Grant Program (PAIGP), Health Resources in Action (HRiA) has released the request for proposals aimed at helping eligible MassHealth providers purchase medical diagnostic equipment, communication devices, and other resources. This opportunity increases access to healthcare and improves outcomes for patients […]