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The Pain Inequities Project
(2021)


Overview:

This important initiative is investigating the disparities that Black women experience when they seek diagnosis and management of chronic pain, and based on these findings, will begin to identify strategies to address these important issues. In the first phase of our work, MHQP conducted open-ended interviews with adult patients who have experienced chronic (> 6 months) pain and

The Pain Inequities Project
(2021)
2021-11-17T09:22:02-05:00

Supporting UMass Memorial’s Efforts to Reduce Race/Ethnicity Disparities in Child Well-Visits
(2021)


Overview:

MHQP was contracted by UMass Memorial Healthcare to conduct interviews with patients and their families in both English and Spanish to better understand barriers and race/ethnicity disparities associated with child well-visits in its network. The findings from these interviews, summarized in MHQP’s report, will be used to inform performance improvement initiatives as part of a network-wide quality improvement

Supporting UMass Memorial’s Efforts to Reduce Race/Ethnicity Disparities in Child Well-Visits
(2021)
2021-11-17T09:24:03-05:00

Advancing Understanding of Telehealth Inequities Through HPHCI’s WIFI Study
(2021 - 2022)


Overview:

As part of a study conducted in partnership with the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (HPHCI), MHQP interviewed patients, providers and community leaders to better understand potential socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic inequities in telehealth usage in Massachusetts since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The interviews explored topics such as insurance coverage of telehealth, access to telehealth, and

Advancing Understanding of Telehealth Inequities Through HPHCI’s WIFI Study
(2021 - 2022)
2021-11-17T09:27:27-05:00

MHQP Receives PCORI Award to Help Improve Pain Self-Management for People with Sickle Cell Disease

MHQP is pleased to announce that, in partnership with the Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association (GBSCDA), we have received an award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Eugene Washington Engagement Awards program to identify new directions for research into patient-centered approaches to help people with sickle cell disease (SCD)

MHQP Receives PCORI Award to Help Improve Pain Self-Management for People with Sickle Cell Disease 2021-11-08T15:07:58-05:00

MHQP Pays Tribute to Harris Berman, MD, Former MHQP Board Chair

We at MHQP are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Harris Berman, MD. Harris was an important leader in the early years of MHQP, serving as MHQP’s Board Chair when he was Dean of Public Health at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

“Harris was extremely committed to MHQP’s collaborative

MHQP Pays Tribute to Harris Berman, MD, Former MHQP Board Chair 2021-11-06T11:39:13-04:00

Are Severe Staffing Shortages the “Long COVID” for the Healthcare System?

By Barbra G. Rabson

(October 2021) 

COVID-19 has disrupted our healthcare system in unimaginable and incalculable ways. While we hope that we may soon emerge from the intense burden created by the crisis, the long-lasting impacts of the pandemic are just beginning to come into focus. One of these long-lasting impacts – an

Are Severe Staffing Shortages the “Long COVID” for the Healthcare System? 2021-10-12T08:55:47-04:00

MHQP Pays Tribute to Bill Rogers, Statistician Extraordinaire

We are deeply saddened to report that MHQP lost an important partner and friend last week. William Rogers, PhD, known to us as Bill, passed away unexpectedly on September 26 from a heart attack. Our sincere condolences go out to Bill’s family and everyone else whose life he touched.

You can read

MHQP Pays Tribute to Bill Rogers, Statistician Extraordinaire 2021-10-04T14:01:48-04:00

MHQP’s Rabson and McIntosh Co-Author Breakthrough COVID-19 Telehealth Impact Study

The independent academic healthcare publisher, Partners in Digital Health (PDH), has published findings from the three-part research project from the COVID-19 Telehealth Impact Study conducted by the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition in the open access journal Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT). MHQP’s Barbra Rabson and Nathalie McIntosh are co-authors along

MHQP’s Rabson and McIntosh Co-Author Breakthrough COVID-19 Telehealth Impact Study 2021-11-08T15:02:06-05:00

How Patients and Clinicians Really Feel About Telehealth One Year Later

Key highlights:

  • Patients liked the telehealth experience much more than clinicians did and had a stronger belief that telehealth is important to their future care.
  • Provider satisfaction with telehealth varied considerably based on the provider’s network affiliation.

Telehealth has tremendous potential to improve patient care, but we still have much

How Patients and Clinicians Really Feel About Telehealth One Year Later 2021-08-04T14:41:36-04:00

Sample Comments from MHQP’s Pandemic Telehealth Experience Surveys

The following is a sampling of verbatim quotes collected in MHQP’s pandemic telehealth experience surveys conducted during the summer of 2021. The purpose of these surveys was to evaluate and contrast telehealth experiences for both clinicians and patients. These quotes illustrate MHQP’s key findings from the surveys.

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Patients Loved Telehealth for Its Convenience

Sample Comments from MHQP’s Pandemic Telehealth Experience Surveys
2021-08-04T14:32:25-04:00
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