Category: Catalyzing Collaboration


MHQP Releases Results of “Together for Better Telehealth” Survey, Asks for Further Participation

(September 2020)

Several months ago, as the COVID pandemic began to take hold and most interactions between providers and patients moved to computer screens and telephones, MHQP launched an initiative we call “Together for Better Telehealth.” It’s an effort to help clinicians share what they are learning from their telehealth experiences to

MHQP Releases Results of “Together for Better Telehealth” Survey, Asks for Further Participation 2020-09-23T14:57:34+00:00

MHQP’s Rabson Advises CMS Administrator on Telehealth

(August 10, 2020)

With our swift shift to virtual platforms when the COVID-19 pandemic hit home, Massachusetts has become tops among all states in telehealth use, according to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Seema Verma. Ms. Verma wanted to learn the lessons from the Commonwealth’s largely successful rapid shift to virtual care.  So last

MHQP’s Rabson Advises CMS Administrator on Telehealth 2020-08-10T14:05:21+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

Using Human-Centered Design to Improve Pain Assessment and Management

This groundbreaking project explored alternatives to the current ways providers assess and manage pain to better calibrate pain assessment with opioid prescribing. This effort, which was driven by members of MHQP’s Consumer Health Council, sought to involved patients in improving the traditional 10-point scale to assess pain.

Working with Mad*Pow,

Using Human-Centered Design to Improve Pain Assessment and Management 2018-09-12T23:54:08+00:00

CHIPRA Grant to Improve the Quality of Children’s Healthcare

This multi-year improvement effort gave the state a unique opportunity to rally organizations interested in improving pediatric healthcare quality to pursue shared goals.  MHQP’s role included:

  • Created the Massachusetts Child Health Quality Coalition (CHQC), which served as a neutral convener of child health stakeholders in the state and facilitated a shared understanding of pediatric healthcare quality priorities
CHIPRA Grant to Improve the Quality of Children’s Healthcare 2018-09-12T23:54:46+00:00

Greater Boston Aligning Forces for Quality

MHQP led the Greater Boston coalition for Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q), The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s multipronged effort to lift the overall quality of health care in communities across the nation.  Boston was one of 16 communities selected to participate.  This endeavor focused on three areas:

  1. Engaging Consumers in Health Care

Launched in 2011, MHQP’s Consumer Health

Greater Boston Aligning Forces for Quality 2020-09-23T09:36:39+00:00

Massachusetts Child Health Quality Coalition

MHQP helped create and convened a coalition of nearly 50 Massachusetts-based organizations, which served as a neutral convener of child health stakeholders in the state, advocated for improved child health care quality and measurement, and facilitated a shared understanding of pediatric healthcare quality priorities across Massachusetts.

The CHQC focused on promoting effective communication and care coordination for children

Massachusetts Child Health Quality Coalition 2018-09-12T23:56:32+00:00

Recommendations for the MA Health Care Quality and Cost Council’s Three-Year Reporting Plan

MHQP was selected by the Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Council to create a three-year plan for publicly reporting quality and cost measures on the Council’s consumer-facing website (no longer active).

Areas investigated for the reporting plan included:

  • Care settings
  • Clinical conditions
  • Quality measures, including measures of process, outcome, and structure as well as patient safety and
Recommendations for the MA Health Care Quality and Cost Council’s Three-Year Reporting Plan 2018-09-15T00:47:16+00:00