Click the image above for an interactive Google map with the names and locations of primary care practices that are part of the practice transformation initiative funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.
Common Ground Health is partnering with New York eHealth Collaborative to co-lead a $48.5 million effort to help medical practices in our region and around the state transition to team-based, data-informed care. Called the New York State Practice Transformation Network, the project aims to support more than 11,000 clinicians. With the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care, providers are struggling to meet a plethora of new demands. The Practice Transformation Network will provide the critical support needed to realize the full potential of this new model of care for improving health, both for individuals and populations.
January 10, 2017
Three tensions are emerging in local workforce needs: labor shortages and maldistribution; financial pressures related to wages and payment reform; and increasing pressure to train staff in existing and emerging roles and skills.
July 29, 2016
A partnership among senior and home-health service providers and area hospitals to help people successfully transition into and out of care settings recently marked five years of working together.
October 03, 2016
For the past four years, sixty five primary care practices—about a third of the region’s primary care providers—have partnered with Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency on an uncharted journey to make our medical system as good at preventing medical emergencies as it is at treating them. The $26.6 million experiment in primary care innovation is showing how teamwork and smart data can improve patient care and reduce costs.
July 13, 2016
Health care reform continues at a frenetic pace, creating opportunities for providers and patients but also a challenging clinical environment, our Albany consultant reported June 12.
July 13, 2016
To get ahead of a shift from volume to value-based payments for medical services, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency and the New York eHealth Collaborative are recruiting primary care, pediatrics and specialty care providers to take part in New York State’s new Practice Transformation Network.
August 17, 2016
Recognizing that there will be too few geriatricians to meet the needs of our growing senior population, the medical community needs to train and make use of the talents all those who come into contact with seniors, including family caregivers and non-medical professionals, said renowned geriatrics expert Jennie Chin Hansen.
May 20, 2016
To address upticks in mental health visits and a dramatic increase in heroin overdoses, FLHSA is offering Mental Health First Aid Training to care managers in its practice transformation initiative. The free two-day course prepares clinicians to “recognize the signs, symptoms and risk factors” for mental illness, said trainer Jay Roscup, grants administrator for Eastern Wayne County schools.
April 15, 2016
Jennie Chin Hansen, former president of AARP and former CEO of the American Geriatrics Society, will speak on “Who and How Will We Care? Meeting Needs of an Aging Population” Mar. 30, 2016 at 8 am.
December 04, 2015
The NY eHealth Collaborative honored Dr. Thomas Mahoney with a PATH Award at its New York City gala Nov. 18. The award, which honors achievements in health information technology.
November 23, 2015
Ronald Secor was so compromised from pulmonary fibrosis he was slowly suffocating. Then he started working with Kathleen Hoven, a new type of medical professional called a care manager.
October 30, 2015
So much of medicine in the last century has been focused on technological miracles. But as this video reveals, treating many of today’s chronic illnesses calls for old fashioned human caring and professional support.
December 16, 2015
Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency and the New York eHealth Collaborative have been awarded $48.5 million over four years to help medical practices in our region and around the state transition to team-based, data-informed care.