Category Archives: Quality

Project Echo for Buprenorphine

The latest Project Echo® started this afternoon at CHC.  These are teleconferences where experts help primary care providers in handling specific topics.  The new topic is Buprenorphine, which is often used to help patients with drug addictions.  Like other Project … Continue reading

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HealthCorps Navigator Profile – Jackie Wang

 Meet Jackie Wang, a HealthCorps Navigator serving in Quality Improvement  at CHC, Inc. ! –          Can you tell us a bit about your educational background? University of Michigan, BS in Biochemistry, graduated in 2012. –          What about joining CHC most excites you? … Continue reading

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Dr. Alice Chen Visit

The following piece was written by Jackie Wang, a HealthCorps Navigator at CHC, Inc. serving in the Quality Improvement Department.      Last Friday,  Community Health Center, Inc., was honored to host Alice Huan-mei Chen, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Chen is the … Continue reading

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QI Microsystems Meeting – Jönköping Academy

Below is a piece written by Jackie Wang, a HealthCorps Navigator at the Community Health Center, Inc. serving in Quality Improvement. She recently took part in a Microsystems Meeting put on by CHC’s Quality Improvement department which featured representatives from Jönköping Academy in Sweden.      … Continue reading

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QI Microsystems Symposium – Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Below is a piece written by Jackie Wang, a HealthCorps Navigator at the Community Health Center, Inc. serving in Quality Improvement. She recently took part in a symposium put on by CHC’s QI department which featured representatives from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals of the UK. When … Continue reading

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CHC Earns Primary Care Medical Home Designation from The Joint Commission

CHC is the first health care organizations in Connecticut and one of the first in the nation to receive dual PCMH designations  CHC has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for certification as a Primary Care Medical Home … Continue reading

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Effectively Coordinating Care

In the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Care Coordination Measures Atlas, they say, “Care coordination means different things to different people; no consensus definition has fully evolved.”  Different people have different perspectives, depending on whether they are patients, providers, … Continue reading

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Project Echo, Google+, Patient Education, and a Patient Centered Medical Home.

What happens when you ask a social media manager for a Patient Centered Medical Home to write about Project Echo®?  You just might get a strange collection of thoughts drawn into a single blog post.  Ready? Last month, I sat … Continue reading

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Project ECHO

It was like a cross between House and a video version of Car Talk for doctors with patients infected with Hepatitis C.  Instead of breaking into people’s apartments to find some hidden environmental  cause of a difficult to diagnose illness, … Continue reading

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Facing the Drill at the Dentist Office

Like many people, I’m not all that fond of going to the dentist office to get a cavity filled.  I hate getting the shots, having my mouth all numb, and listening to the sound of the drill.  I do feel … Continue reading

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