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Cindy Hutter

Ziva Mann, a family partner in NICHQ's CHIPRA Massachusetts Medical Home Initiative, recently shared her story in a new blog post. In the post, Mann tells of her journey to becoming a family p... Ziva Mann, a family partner in NICHQ's CHIPRA Massachusetts Medical Home Initiative, recently shared her story in a new blog post. In the post, Mann tells of her journey to becoming a family partner in her son’s medical practice and how partnering with healthcare professionals helped the practice make important improvements. http://www.nichq.org/blog/2015/august/linchpin_pcmh_transformation Expand

louise bannister

Hello, practices! The BCBSMA Foundation today announced a funding opportunity for practices that are working on behavioral health and medical care integration. The funding is for expreienced pr... Hello, practices! The BCBSMA Foundation today announced a funding opportunity for practices that are working on behavioral health and medical care integration. The funding is for expreienced practices who are looking to expand or improve their integration work. The Funding opportunity is for a 3 year period, at up to $200,000 per year. A set of informational webinars about the opportunity are being held this coming Friday, July 17 and again on Monday July 20. Registration is required for the webinars. See the notice below and links to learn more! Expand

Cindy Hutter

A new paper from NICHQ presents a framework from improving care coordination services in pediatric primary care. Derived from lessons learned from the Massachusetts CHIPRA Medical Home Learning Col... A new paper from NICHQ presents a framework from improving care coordination services in pediatric primary care. Derived from lessons learned from the Massachusetts CHIPRA Medical Home Learning Collaborative, the paper address five key elements of high-performing pediatric care coordination. We'd love to hear your thoughts on the paper. http://nichq.org/blog/2015/july/care_coordination_paper Expand
Louise Bannister
Thanks, Cindy! This tool has generated a lot of interest nationally. The tool was posted on the Group Space that is being used by a HRSA-funded Systems Integration grant that is looking at improving care coordination for children and youth with special health care needs. Twelve states, including MA, are involved in this grant. Also, AHRQ sent out a notice about the tool, and a link to it.

Amanda Holt

A new report from AHRQ examines features needed in pediatric electronic health records (EHRs) to ensure quality care for children. The report scanned scientific literature and gathered expert conse... A new report from AHRQ examines features needed in pediatric electronic health records (EHRs) to ensure quality care for children. The report scanned scientific literature and gathered expert consensus on EHRs used in the care of children. Child health care providers stated that they need access to EHRs with special features to assure the delivery of quality care to pediatric patients. These features relate to a child’s evolving physiology, maturity and associated conditions not found in EHRs used for adult patients. Expand

Tami Rich

ICYMI: The first half of Thursday's Webinar on Care Coordination focused on an in-hospital CC Tool developed by Dr Rich Antonelli of Boston Children's, while the 2nd half focused on inclu... ICYMI: The first half of Thursday's Webinar on Care Coordination focused on an in-hospital CC Tool developed by Dr Rich Antonelli of Boston Children's, while the 2nd half focused on including patient and family experiences through PFACs to drive improvements in care coordination. While the links to the Webinar and the slides aren't up just yet, you can access 2 prior Webinars as well as their PowerPoint slides and other associated materials from earlier in 2015 through this link http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/training/cme/2015.aspx Expand