Category: News & Views


We Need Your Help to Make Telehealth Better


Dear Clinician,

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the way we deliver healthcare and the roles we play as patient and provider. In a moment when the stakes could not be higher, we have had to learn new ways of doing things at incredible speed, and on our own.
MHQP is here

We Need Your Help to Make Telehealth Better 2020-07-09T23:13:24+00:00

Barbra Rabson Featured in Boston Globe Front Page Article on Telehealth

(June 15, 2020)

We are thrilled to have Barbra Rabson quoted as the lead interview for a Boston Globe front page article about telehealth entitled “Forced by the Pandemic, Health Care Plunges into the Digital Age.”

“Even as other aspects of life went digital, ‘the health care system lagged behind for years

Barbra Rabson Featured in Boston Globe Front Page Article on Telehealth 2020-06-16T06:32:20+00:00

MHQP Reengages with Clinical Quality Data, Releases HEDIS Results

(June 11, 2020)

MHQP is pleased to announce its publication of clinical quality performance results for primary care practices across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, representing care provided to commercially-insured patients in 2018 and based on HEDIS® data aggregated across five Massachusetts health plans.

HEDIS (the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) is a rich data source essential to monitoring the performance

MHQP Reengages with Clinical Quality Data, Releases HEDIS Results 2020-06-16T06:30:02+00:00

Podcast: How A Pandemic Is Changing Healthcare

(June 9, 2020)

Our current global pandemic has necessitated a rapid adoption of different ways to deliver healthcare and the challenge of building resilience and sustainability in these new models. One of the areas that has been fast-tracked is telehealth or virtual visits with healthcare providers. In-person office visits ceased, elective procedures

Podcast: How A Pandemic Is Changing Healthcare 2020-06-12T00:03:22+00:00

Listen Up, America. Now is the Time to Address Racism in our Healthcare System

(June 8, 2020)

by Brittney Gedeon, Rising Junior and Presidential Scholar at Boston College and MHQP Summer Intern

The senseless death of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers in Minneapolis has shocked and outraged millions of people throughout the country. As a nation, we should condemn the racial injustices we see in policing and

Listen Up, America. Now is the Time to Address Racism in our Healthcare System 2020-06-09T01:09:21+00:00

MHQP Statement in Support of Protests

(June 8, 2020) 

Dear Friends,

We at MHQP would like to add our voices to the resounding chorus of supportive messages in solidarity with the peaceful protesters seeking lasting change against longstanding systemic racism in the United States. We hear you. We see you. We support you.

Clearly, now is a time to listen to the voices of our fellow Americans whose

MHQP Statement in Support of Protests 2020-06-11T18:37:45+00:00

What We Are Learning About Patient and Provider Experiences with Telehealth

By Barbra G. Rabson

(May 2020)

I have been amazed and inspired to see healthcare respond to the daily challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Crises have a way of opening new opportunities and presenting innovative solutions which were barely conceivable before. So I believe it is with telehealth.

As I wrote in a

What We Are Learning About Patient and Provider Experiences with Telehealth 2020-05-11T19:00:22+00:00

Now Is the Time to Get Telehealth Right

By Barbra G. Rabson

(April 2020) 

Amid all the horror and hardship of the COVID-19 pandemic, maybe something good will emerge on the other side of it for the healthcare system. Now is our chance to finally get telehealth right.

Before the pandemic struck, MHQP was working with a distinguished panel of experts to

Now Is the Time to Get Telehealth Right 2020-04-13T22:25:21+00:00

MHQP Cancels 2020 Patient Experience Survey Due to Impact of Pandemic

MHQP will not be fielding our annual survey assessing patient experiences in primary care this spring because of the COVID-19 outbreak. This was a difficult decision to make but one that we feel is right, given the current stress on our healthcare system. We are optimistic that we will resume fielding the survey again next year.

MHQP’s survey is

MHQP Cancels 2020 Patient Experience Survey Due to Impact of Pandemic 2020-04-14T02:07:55+00:00

Massachusetts Primary Care Providers Are Investing More Time with Patients on Behavioral Health Concerns

(January, 2020) 

Results of MHQP’s Annual Statewide Patient Experience Survey Inform the Debate Over the Governor’s Proposal to Increase Spending in Primary Care and Behavioral Health.

Against the backdrop of a proposal from Governor Baker to increase the state’s investment in primary care and behavioral health services, MHQP has released the results of its annual survey assessing patient experiences in primary care

Massachusetts Primary Care Providers Are Investing More Time with Patients on Behavioral Health Concerns 2020-06-29T04:53:33+00:00
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