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A Genius Bar for Healthcare

What if there were a "place," virtual or real, where a community of people could connect to a health system and no matter what their circumstances (well or ill, young or aged, of means or not), they would find the answers they want and need? A group of aligned community partners in Columbus, Indiana--a small town nationally renowned for its world-class modern architecture & commitment to using design thinking principles ...more »

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World-class, neighborhood-based primary care for all Rhode Islanders

Tons of evidence tells us that robust primary care can improve population health, and that primary care can lower costs by reducing preventable hospital and emergency department use. But primary care only works if everyone has access to—and uses—world-class primary care. We think we can make Rhode Island the first place in the nation to provide world-class primary care to all Rhode Islanders. We’ll do that by building ...more »

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Radically Paying Family Physicians for Their Valuable Work

There is ample evidence that places with more family physicians have better health and lower costs. My idea is both radical and simple at the same time: actually pay family physicians for the complex work they do. Family physicians address an average of 2.5 issues per clinic visit in a low-risk population; up to 6 issues per visit in a geriatric population. Yet the conventional CMS rules only allow them to be paid for ...more »

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Telehealth and innovative partnerships that can improve patient care by treating body and mind.

TH4MH - Telehealth for Mental Health – is designed to provide mental health screening and services to patients in general clinics. Imagine a mother brining her baby to the pediatrician’s office and while she’s there she begins to cry. Suddenly a mental health specialist, a trained Nurse Practitioner, appears on the screen to help her. Telehealth can transform the primary care medical home into a one-stop shop, adding ...more »

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WeBePlay: Integrating children's mental health care into medical care

WeBePlay integrates parenting skills, child development and Special Play Time into obstetric, pediatric and community settings to build and strengthen secure attachment, especially as a protective factor in the presence of adverse experience.   WeBePlay is both prevention and intervention as the quality of the filial relationship is a root factor in both maladaptive behavior and adaptive conduct. WeBePlay offers evidence-based ...more »

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