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Congratulations to Loretta Horstman!
January 9, 2017

On October 28, 2016 PacMed celebrated Loretta Horstman’s fiftieth work anniversary at Beacon Hill. Joined by members of Loretta’s family, 75 employees came to congratulate her on her accomplishments.
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The Medical Group of the Future: Our Digital Front Door
December 7, 2016

As health care continues to evolve to meet the needs of consumers, Providence is using technology to invite more people through the front doors of our clinics – this can be a virtual invitation in the form of an online visit via cellphone or laptop, or in person at a retail Express Care site in Walgreens.
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We’re closing the health screening gap with outreach
December 7, 2016

It’s easy to call the doctor when you’re sick. If you don’t feel well, getting help seems natural. But what about when you’re feeling fine?
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Partnering with our physicians for population health success
December 7, 2016

Change has come to the way our care teams, support staff and payors work together to deliver care designed to improve the health of our communities.
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Care on-demand
December 7, 2016

Our employed providers are leading the way forward as we meet our consumers’ demand for convenient access to quality and affordable health care from a provider they know and trust.
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Becoming the West's best place to receive care
December 7, 2016

It’s one thing to be big, and another to be world-class. Our network of providers – known as the Providence St. Joseph Health Employed Provider Network – is on a journey to be the best place to receive care for as many people possible.
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MACRA: Top 10 things to know about CMS final rule
November 4, 2016

Since March, we have been strategizing and educating our organization to prepare for MACRA, and just this month on Oct. 14, CMS issued the long-awaited final rule.
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ABCs of the caregiver ACO
August 22, 2016

As caregivers, we use acronyms often in our daily conversation: HIPAA, EMR, HSA, JCHAO, PCP, OTC… the list goes on and on. But there’s one acronym we’d like you to know more about – ACO, which stands for accountable care organization.
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We don’t want to see heart failure readmission in our hospitals
August 11, 2016

Heart failure is the leading cause of hospital admission, illness and death in the United States. Nearly 5.7 million people are living with heart failure today and the American Heart Association expects that number to increase to nearly 8 million by 2030.
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How we achieve population health in our communities and within our organization
August, 2016

Many of our caregivers (all employees) had questions about this new, and sometimes complex, undertaking. Below are some of the answers I shared to their most frequent questions.
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Caring for our caregivers is vital
August, 2016

Our caregivers (all employees) are at the center of our population health efforts. Their health and well-being are as vitally important as the health of the patient populations we serve.
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Treating alcohol abuse as a community vs. individual health issue
August, 2016

Alcohol use and abuse is a top health issue in virtually every community. To help raise awareness and educate people about the effects of alcohol abuse in Alaska, Providence has joined other community partners to support the Recover Alaska initiative.
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Understand what MACRA means for how we provide patient care
August, 2016

We have provided our caregivers (all employees) with a two-page overview of what the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 means for Providence.
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Shaping a healthier community to live, work and play
August, 2016

Improving the health of our communities is a responsibility everyone shares at Providence. The Providence Institute for a Healthier Community in the Northwest Washington Region is an example of how caregivers are meeting community needs outside the walls of hospitals and clinics.
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Community benefit investments improve population
August, 2016

Community benefits are charitable contributions that improve the overall health and access to care in a community. Dora Barilla, DrPH, executive leader for community investment, answers questions about how we use community benefit to invest in population health.
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Best practices start within our family of organizations
August, 2016

As we work toward population health, we are drawing on best practices in the industry to guide our steps. It won’t surprise you to know that some of those best practices already live within our organization.
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We will embrace proactive care models, Karen Boudreau, M.D., leads this work
August, 2016

Claire* is a 41 year-old divorced woman with Type 2 diabetes and hypertension. With a limited-flexibility work schedule, she struggles to manage doctor’s appointments for herself, her two small children, and her chronically ill mother who lives with Claire. She is neither sure of what help she needs nor how to get it.
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Whole person care – population health care with heart
August, 2016

During her serious illness, Alesha made new friends, repaired family relationships, and got married. While hospitalized for a life-threatening medical condition, she and her loved ones reclaimed a rich part of their lives.
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