Beyond Models: The Compassionate Intersection of Clinical Medicine, Sociobehavioral Health Determinants, and Delivery System Transformation
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Beyond Models: The Compassionate Intersection of Clinical Medicine, Sociobehavioral Health Determinants, and Delivery System Transformation

Abhishek Dalal and Uyen Phan   In the September 2018 issue of Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation, meet Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP and read this blog post for an enhanced understanding of the significance of Dr. Boutwell’s thought leadership and the field of delivery science in a manner aligned with social medicine’s … Continue reading

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Helping the most vulnerable: using patient navigators to strengthen health systems in Guatemala

Katia Cnop, Jessica Hawkins, Anita Chary, David Flood, Kirsten Austad, Boris Martinez, Waleska Lopez, Peter Rohloff As Rosita walks through the halls towards her first radiology appointment, she cannot read a single sign. Nurses speak in Spanish nearby, but she cannot understand what they are saying. She passes women who look like her, dressed in … Continue reading

Implementation of a multidisciplinary, team-based model to treat chronic hepatitis C in the primary care setting: Lessons Learned
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Implementation of a multidisciplinary, team-based model to treat chronic hepatitis C in the primary care setting: Lessons Learned

Randi Sokol, Jessica Early, Amanda Barner, Sarah Gottfried, Richard Gumpert, Lorky Libaridian, Virginia Morrison, Alexandra Santamaria, and Linda Shipton While the opioid overdose epidemic has become palpable across our country, another associated problem is rising to crisis levels: over the past five years, there has been a nearly 300% increase in the number of new … Continue reading

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