The patient-centered medical home: Understand why and how it’s changing primary care

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The second in an ISMA Reports series* e-Reports, December 3, 2012 This part of the series on the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) looks at why the model is advancing after decades of stagnation. (See Part I in the Nov. 19 … Read More

The patient-centered medical home: Understand why and how it’s changing primary care

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The first in an ISMA Reports series* e-Reports, Nov. 19, 2012 Nationally, adoption of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) has reached a “tipping point,” according to some analysts. Other states are moving faster, but odds are the pace in Indiana … Read More

The Primary Care Team: Learning from Effective Ambulatory Practices (PCT-LEAP)

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The goal of the program is to identify and study about 30 high functioning primary care practices with interesting team models and use of staff (exemplar practices) in order to create tools and materials to help other primary care practices with transformation and improvement. A description of the program can be found on the RWJF website.

REC Newsletter

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The LINC Newsletter is published quarterly. It is distributed to REC Clients and other interested providers and office managers engaged in Meaningful Use.     Vol 1, Issue 1 Vol 1, Issue 2               … Read More

CMS Releases Stage 2 Final Rule

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HHS announces next steps to promote use of electronic health records and health information exchange Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the next steps in the Obama administration’s work to help doctors and hospitals use electronic … Read More

Health Information Exchange Advances in Kentucky through New Partnership

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St. Elizabeth Healthcare, one of Kentucky’s largest medical providers, and HealthBridge connect to the Kentucky Health Information Exchange     FRANKFORT, KY; EDGEWOOD, KY; CINCINNATI, OH (June 26, 2012) – The Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE), St. Elizabeth Healthcare and … Read More

Almost Half of Indiana Physicians e-prescribe

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Since 2010, the number of Indiana physicians and other providers who are e-prescribing has increased 114 percent. Nationally, the number of all e-prescribing physicians increased from 36 percent in 2010 to 58 percent in 2011. A 2011 study released by … Read More

2,058 Providers In Indiana Receive $135,338,908 Under EHR Incentive Programs

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More than 100,000 health care providers have been paid under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) … Read More

Small Town Rules Will Govern Healthcare

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Regardless of what happens with the Supreme Court in the coming days, it’s clear that healthcare is shifting from a wholesale market to a more retail oriented market. It’s inevitable when most people are paying 30-50% of healthcare costs out … Read More

HealthBridge’s ED Admit Alert System is in the News!

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Pattie Bondurant and the UC Med Peds team were featured in a Channel 12 news segment with Liz Bonis on the ED Admit Alert system. “Emergency Care Program.”

HealthBridge and Greater Cincinnati Providers Rolling Out a New Alert System

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The New ED Admit Alert System Will Improve Care by Helping to Reduce Unnecessary Emergency Department and Hospital Visits and Promoting Better Care in the Doctor’s Office Cincinnati, OH – HealthBridge announced today the successful go-live of a new ED … Read More

Engage With Grace

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WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? 73% of Americans would prefer to die at home, but anywhere between 20-50% of Americans die in hospital settings. More than 80% of Californians say their loved ones “know exactly” or have a “good idea” of … Read More

Health Information Exchanges and Megachange | Brookings Institution

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Editor’s Note: In this paper, Darrell West and Allan Friedman study how state-level health information exchanges (HIEs) are implemented, where there are opportunities for action and who drives policy change. This paper looks at the current climate for organizational change … Read More

HealthLINC’s 6th Annual Conference Was a Success!

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HealthLINC held its 6th Annual Building Community Health Information Exchange Conference on Friday, February 17, 2012.  This year’s theme was  Moving Beyond Meaningful Use.  The day began with an informative look at Medical Neighborhood, by Dr. Marjie Harbrecht, CEO of HealthTeamWorks.  … Read More

Volunteers in Medicine Testing Electronic Records System

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Thanks to a $37,500 grant to Volunteers in Medicine of Monroe County from the Indiana State Department of Health, diabetes patients in Monroe and Owen counties will find it easier to manage their condition and share vital health information with … Read More

Indiana Practices Still Have Time to Follow the ‘MUvers’

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John Labban, M.D., has a very busy solo ob/gyn practice in Bloomington that ran out of space for paper charts. In May, he learned about web-based clinical messaging through HealthLINC and told his staff, “Let’s go for it.” They are … Read More

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