Public-private partnership advances accountable care readiness in Massachusetts community hospitals
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Public-private partnership advances accountable care readiness in Massachusetts community hospitals

Gabriel Malseptic, Lauren Melby, and Kathleen Connolly Community hospitals are essential to the Massachusetts health care system: they provide locally accessible, high-quality care at a low cost to a large share of the Commonwealth’s patients. Yet, community hospitals generally experience razor-thin operating margins, which are largely driven by lower reimbursement rates—the result of serving a … Continue reading

Finding the Joy in Medicine: Using Scribes in Primary Care
Insights / Patient Centered Care

Finding the Joy in Medicine: Using Scribes in Primary Care

Jennifer Childs-Roshak, MD, MBA   Much has been made of finding the joy in medicine of late as more patients seek care, fewer physicians are trained for primary care and electronic medical record (EMR) systems become more sophisticated.  Primary care clinician burnout is at epic proportions.  Population health is often hailed as one way to … Continue reading

Family Matters: Improving the Care of the Aged through Focus on Caregiver Health
Patient Centered Care

Family Matters: Improving the Care of the Aged through Focus on Caregiver Health

America is aging. By 2030, 72 million people age 65 and older will live in the United States and the number of >85 year olds will increase dramatically to 19 million by 2050. Though media attention has focused on the burgeoning health needs of our aging population, little attention has been given to the deleterious effects of the health problems of the aged on their adult children. Continue reading