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MHQP Welcomes Molly Totman, MPH, as Senior Director of Quality Initiatives

(June 2024)

“When you’re in healthcare, data is what moves the needle. Having quantitative or qualitative patient experience data as someone on the ground in healthcare and being able to go to your leadership and say, ‘Look how we’re performing,’ or ‘Look what this patient said about this experience,’ that kind

MHQP Welcomes Molly Totman, MPH, as Senior Director of Quality Initiatives2024-06-13T16:16:56-04:00

Boston Globe Editorial Calls for Action on the Primary Care Crisis in Massachusetts

(May 20, 2024)

MHQP is pleased to have made a significant contribution over the past few years to the growing awareness of the fragile state of primary care in Massachusetts. Last week, in collaboration with MHQP, the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) released an updated dashboard to measure the health of primary care

Boston Globe Editorial Calls for Action on the Primary Care Crisis in Massachusetts2024-05-20T16:09:05-04:00

CHIA Releases Updated Dashboard to Measure the Health of the Primary Care System in Massachusetts

(May 2024)

The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA), in collaboration with MHQP, today released the latest primary care dashboard to monitor the health of the primary care system in the Commonwealth.

A high-functioning primary care system can lead to better patient outcomes, lower costs, and more

CHIA Releases Updated Dashboard to Measure the Health of the Primary Care System in Massachusetts2024-05-23T10:11:21-04:00

Lessons from Steward and the Need for Primary Care Reform in Massachusetts

(May 2024)

Barbra Rabson and Katherine Gergen Barnett have collaborated again, this time on a commentary in Perspectives in Primary Care, published by the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care. The opinion piece, entitled “Lessons from Steward and the Need for Primary Care Reform in Massachusetts,” traces the roots of

Lessons from Steward and the Need for Primary Care Reform in Massachusetts2024-05-23T10:16:32-04:00

WBUR and Boston Globe Spotlight Primary Care Access Problems Based on MHQP Data and Insights

(April 2024)

MHQP is pleased to have played a key role in providing data, insights and connections to help create several recently published prominent stories about the critical issue of primary care access in Massachusetts.

Please note that the Boston Globe articles are behind a paywall.

Boston

WBUR and Boston Globe Spotlight Primary Care Access Problems Based on MHQP Data and Insights2024-04-30T18:05:48-04:00

MHQP and MSCA Seek New Research Directions for Sickle Cell Disease Pain Crisis Care

(April 2024)

MHQP and the Massachusetts Sickle Cell Association (MSCA) have joined forces again to identify new research directions aimed at improving pain crisis care for people with sickle cell disease (SCD), a life-threatening, inherited blood disease. This project builds on a prior collaboration between the two organizations focused on SCD

MHQP and MSCA Seek New Research Directions for Sickle Cell Disease Pain Crisis Care2024-04-04T19:17:42-04:00

Award Winning Primary Care Practice Increasingly Challenged to Survive in Today’s Environment

(March 2024)

“The joy I get from caring for patients, there’s not a more rewarding experience. That’s the one piece that really keeps me going back to work.”

That’s how David Weinstock, DO, of Grove Medical Associates in Auburn, Massachusetts, describes why he loves being a primary care physician. He shares these

Award Winning Primary Care Practice Increasingly Challenged to Survive in Today’s Environment2024-03-25T09:01:15-04:00

MHQP Announces Winners of 2023 Patient Experience Awards

(February 2024) 

MHQP is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 “MHQP Patient Experience Awards.” MHQP introduced this award program in 2018 as a way to recognize the primary care practices that perform highest on our annual Commercial Patient Experience Survey, the only statewide survey of patient experience in primary care in Massachusetts.

In 2023, MHQP received more than

MHQP Announces Winners of 2023 Patient Experience Awards2024-03-18T15:44:17-04:00

MHQP’s Statewide Survey Shows Patients Continue to Experience Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Massachusetts

(February 2024)

Black and Asian patients reported worse experiences in primary care than White patients across many categories in MHQP’s 2023 statewide Patient Experience Survey, the results of which were released today. The same was true of Hispanic/Latino patients when compared to non-Hispanic/Latino patients.

Evidence has shown that positive patient experiences are associated with better health

MHQP’s Statewide Survey Shows Patients Continue to Experience Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Massachusetts2024-03-05T09:44:15-05:00

MHQP Receives RWJF Evidence for Action Grant to Advance Health Equity Through Social Risk Adjustment Methods

(February 2024)

MHQP is honored to announce that we have received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Evidence for Action program, in partnership with the Cambridge Health Alliance Health Equity Research Lab. This project will facilitate an exploration of social risk factors in adjustment models,

MHQP Receives RWJF Evidence for Action Grant to Advance Health Equity Through Social Risk Adjustment Methods2024-02-27T08:54:27-05:00
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