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Primary Care’s Value Proposition and the Damage Done by the Pandemic

By Barbra G. Rabson

 (April 2021) 

MHQP has been measuring and publicly reporting about quality and patient experiences in primary care for nearly two decades. Never before have I known a moment such as this when I worry for the future of primary care in our state.

MHQP first began to investigate the health

Primary Care’s Value Proposition and the Damage Done by the Pandemic 2021-04-05T11:19:19+00:00

MHQP Launches The Pain Inequities Project, Seeks New Funding

(March 2021)

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the devastating inequities embedded in America’s healthcare system and highlighted the need to address the biases underlying deeply rooted and systemic health disparities in our country.

One area where these biases are quite apparent is pain management. Research has shown that Black Americans are systematically undertreated

MHQP Launches The Pain Inequities Project, Seeks New Funding 2021-03-31T13:26:37+00:00

Survey of Patient Experiences with Telehealth
(2020 - Present)

MHQP developed and launched a first-in-the-nation survey focused on patient experience with telehealth in response to the massive shift to virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this effort is to benchmark patient experiences with telehealth services, provide data to establish improvement targets, and encourage provider organizations to identify best practices uses.

The survey instrument is

Survey of Patient Experiences with Telehealth
(2020 - Present)
2021-03-10T13:09:30+00:00

MHQP Future of Primary Care Roundtable Participants

Wayne Altman, MD, FAAFP
Jaharis Family Chair of Family Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine

Jennifer Azzara, MM
Senior Director, Performance Improvement & Organizational Development
Community Care Cooperative

Ray Campbell, JD, MPA
Executive Director
Center for Health Information and Analysis

Gertha Dabady, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Clara Filice, MD,

MHQP Future of Primary Care Roundtable Participants 2021-01-28T13:29:34+00:00

A Vision for the Future of Primary Care

(January 2021)

Primary care is at a crossroads. In the fall of 2019, after Governor Baker proposed an unprecedented increase of investment in primary care and behavioral health in Massachusetts, MHQP convened a panel of experts and stakeholders focused on addressing threats to the sustainability of traditional primary care practices.

Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit and many primary care practices found

A Vision for the Future of Primary Care 2021-03-04T17:46:32+00:00

MHQP Selected for Strategic Consulting Project by CCT

(January 2021)

MHQP is pleased to announce that Community Consulting Teams of Boston (CCT) is partnering with MHQP on a new strategic project. Operating since 1990, CCT amplifies the impact of Boston-area nonprofits through pro bono management consulting projects performed by teams of experienced MBAs from top-tier business schools.

Identified and endorsed by

MHQP Selected for Strategic Consulting Project by CCT 2021-01-27T15:11:22+00:00

MHQP Welcomes New Board and Council Members

(January 2021)

MHQP’s unique position as a coalition of multiple stakeholder groups is reflected in our unique governance and guidance structure. Our Board of Directors is composed of two representatives from each of our key stakeholder groups (providers, health plans and patients), as well as five independent members who offer industry expertise. The Board is then guided by three councils

MHQP Welcomes New Board and Council Members 2021-01-28T15:00:06+00:00

Health Equity Lens Brings New Focus to MHQP’s Clinical Guidelines

(January 2021)

Two decades ago, in 2001, MHQP issued the first statewide Adult and Pediatric Preventive Care Recommendations and Immunization Guidelines in Massachusetts. At that time, providers were receiving a different set of clinical guidelines from each of the health plans they worked with. Recognizing this situation as both confusing and wasteful,

Health Equity Lens Brings New Focus to MHQP’s Clinical Guidelines 2021-03-03T16:57:01+00:00

Barbra Rabson Shares Telehealth Insights on Massachusetts Health Policy Forum

On December 3rd, MHQP President and CEO Barbra Rabson contributed her knowledge and insights about provider and patient telehealth experiences to a Massachusetts Health Policy Commission forum entitled “Telehealth in a Post Pandemic World.”

The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum at Brandeis University is an independent, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving health and

Barbra Rabson Shares Telehealth Insights on Massachusetts Health Policy Forum 2021-03-10T19:01:29+00:00

MHQP Helps COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition Survey Physicians on Telehealth Impact During COVID-19

(November 2020)

Nationwide Survey Finds Overall Satisfaction but Obstacles Remain

The COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition – comprising more than 1,000 healthcare organizations, technology firms, and nonprofits, including MHQP – has published the Telehealth Impact Physician Survey.

More than 75% of respondents said telehealth enabled them to provide quality care for COVID-19-related care, acute care, chronic disease management, hospital/emergency department follow-up, care coordination,

MHQP Helps COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition Survey Physicians on Telehealth Impact During COVID-19 2021-03-04T17:48:18+00:00
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