Community Health Center of New River Valley (VA) will build upon a pilot project with UVA Cancer Center focused on boosting screening rates for colon cancer. The initial phase of the pilot, conducted between 2019 and 2021, saw screenings increase from 30.5% to 47.3% using a combination of phone call reminders and automated reminders sent through patient portals. The next phase, which will seek to increase screenings to 80% of eligible patients, will expand to include the hiring of a cancer screening navigator, additional staff training, and improved patient education materials.
Announcements and Implementations
Pacific Private Practice Network, a California-based ACO, selects Provider1st’s physician enablement software and services, including analytics, RCM, and patient engagement.
ENT and Allergy Associates implements InteliChart’s patient portal across its 56 locations in New York and New Jersey.
NextGen adds group visit functionality to virtual visit technology available within its EHR.
Government and Politics
Health centers and organizations around the country celebrate National Health Center Week.
Medical satirist @DGlaucomflecken shares an email from a disgruntled fan who works in family medicine, jumpstarting an interesting tweet thread on satire’s role in highlighting the challenges of working in certain areas of healthcare, as well as the whys and wherefores of going into family medicine and/or primary care. The consensus seems to be that med students probably shouldn’t base their career paths on TikTok videos.
- EClinicalWorks releases a new customer success story, “Transforming Care for Two Practices with Healow Insights.”
- Streamline the Prior-Authorization Process in 2022 (AdvancedMD)
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