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Author: Eliza Cole

Jeff Margolis, founder of the Trizetto Group

Jeff Margolis, founder of the Trizetto Group

Conversations focuses this week on using system science to create a healthcare system that is coordinated, consistent, efficient and based on best practices. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Jeff Margolis, founder of the Trizetto Group, about his vision for health care– Integrated Healthcare Management– and why this is the right time for a solution based on information technology.

It Takes a Village…to raise the bar on patient care

It Takes a Village…to raise the bar on patient care

At the 4th annual Primary Care Summit held yesterday in Rocky Hill, CHC’s own Dr. Marwan Haddad received the Primary Care Leadership Award. The criteria for the award included mentoring, team medicine, quality improvement, patient safety and advocacy – which, for anyone who knows and has had the pleasure to work with Dr. Haddad, know that he excels in all aspects. Dr. Haddad was recruited to CHC in 2006 and since then he has not only increased access to care…

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National [email protected] Day

National [email protected] Day

I truly love the autumn season, especially the transition from summer to fall, when you wake up to a crisp, bright morning…Friday morning was the first morning like that of the season and also the inaugural Walk/[email protected] event for CHC! A group of 12 of us (all women, surprisingly enough) gathered at the New Britain site at 7:15 this morning to start our day off on the right foot and celebrate National [email protected] Day, an event created by the Road…

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Community Health Center of Clinton: The Little House on the Prairie

Community Health Center of Clinton: The Little House on the Prairie

Neither the aftermath of Hurricane Irene nor lack of electrical power could deter patients and staff from business as usual at the Clinton Community Health Center.  The facilities team, led by Ray Gorski, rigged generator   powered lights for exam rooms and to brighten all essential areas of the building.  Bill Grehl, from CHC’s cutting edge IT department, created hot spots for computer usage which greatly enhanced our service delivery. Driven by the commitment to meet the needs of our patients,…

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Dr. Nicholas Christakis, researcher and Harvard professor of medical sociology

Dr. Nicholas Christakis, researcher and Harvard professor of medical sociology

Conversations on Health Care focuses this week on the social factors that affect health. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Harvard professor Dr. Nicholas Christakis about his research on social connections and social determinants of health that impact our personal, community, and public health.