Guthrie Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

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Press Release on June 26, 2017 – Guthrie is pleased to announce that all 25 primary care locations in the health system have now received National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Level 3 Recognition for quality patient-centered care. PCMH Level 3 recognition, the highest achievement level, builds on the practices’ previous […]

Survey: Important Role of Technology in Healthcare Transformation

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In February 2017, Ericsson surveyed 4,500 smartphone users in Germany, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, and the United States aged 18-69 who are avid users of smart watches, fitness trackers, and health apps to monitor their health. Although the survey respondents are not representative of the general population, Ericsson predicts these responses could point towards […]

2017 NYSARH Rural Health Award Nominations

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Every year the New York State Association for Rural Health (NYSARH) honors exemplary individuals and organizations in the field of rural health who dedicate their time to improving the health of others in their community. Past recipients have shown an outstanding passion for thinking outside the box and forging innovative programs and services to making […]

Cayuga Area Preferred/ Plan (CAP) Expands its Care Management Program in Tompkins County

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When Care Compass Network (CCN) announced its inaugural Innovation Fund program, Cayuga Area Preferred/ Plan (CAP) saw an opportunity to expand its Care Management Program to an additional population of individuals: the Medicaid population. As a physician-led clinically integrated network, CAP has made a commitment to better coordinate patient care across community practices and providers […]

Health Officials Vow to Develop Drugs to Curb the Opioid Epidemic

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As the opioid epidemic spreads across the nation, top federal health officials recently announced a joint effort with pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs that will curb the opioid epidemic. This public-private venture is working to cut the development time for new therapies in half in order to bring to market three new types of drugs […]

UHS Plans to Certify 28 Physician Practices as Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) with Some Help from Care Compass Network

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United Health Services (UHS) has a plan to align 28 practices across a large geographical region with the same high standard of patient-centered care, and it is achieving success thanks to an effective strategy and funding support from Care Compass Network (CCN). UHS’ goal is to have the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognize […]

Warning Signs for Mental Illness

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In the United States, mental illness impacts at least 54 million Americans in a given year, yet many families still have a hard time recognizing the signs and symptoms when a loved one might be struggling. According to Mental Health America, some warning signs might include: Sudden changes in thought and behavior Confused thinking Prolonged depression […]

The Difference Between Telehealth and Telemedicine

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The healthcare industry is constantly changing with new breakthroughs in medicine and technology. As advances in communication technologies grow, Telehealth and Telemedicine have evolved to enable an increasing number of health care providers the ability to remotely provide medical, health, and educational services to patients and their caregivers. Telemedicine and Telehealth are often used interchangeably […]