New York Times reporter Caitlin Dickerson looks at what the Senate health care bill will mean for Mainers. Harrington Family Health Care CEO, Lee Umphrey, is a guest on this podcast.
An look at the challenges for Maine in the face of the efforts to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act. Lee Umphrey, HFHC CEO is quoted in this New York Times article, “Obamacare created a mind-set here that the federal government can be a partner in providing health insurance.”
Harrington Family Health Center’s executive director, Lee Umphrey, is also board chair of the Maine Community ACO or Accountable Care Organization. Read Maine Quality Counts article “Succeeding in a Brave New World: the Maine Community ACO.”
Maine Community Accountable Care Organization: Medicare Shared Savings Program Performance Year 2015 Quality and Financial Results
Business Wire examines the 2015 quality and financial results of the Maine Community Accountable Care Organization. The Maine Community Accountable Care organization is collection of provider groups who are participating in a care coordination program for Medicare Fee-For-Service beneficiaries.
“The health centers participating in our ACO are working better together and with our patients. Collectively, our centers generated close to a million dollars in shared savings,” shares Lee Umphrey, board chair of the Maine Community ACO and HFHC Executive Director.
Click here to read or listen to the story “For Rural Maine Hospitals, Apps Can Improve Access”.
Jennifer Mitchell of MPBN reports on new medical technology that will improve rural health care. The article highlights Harrington Family Health Center’s participation in Health eVillages pilot project that provides mobile medical tablets to clinics.
Health eVillages looks at the impact of technology-enabled solutions like tablets loaded with clinical tools impacts the relationship between patients and healthcare providers. Click here to read “Returning to Harrington, Maine: Creating a Bridge between Patients and Healthcare Providers“.
The Atlantic looks at building a health-care system that recognizes the link between mental and physical health.
Harrington Family Health Center executive director, Lee Umphrey is quoted in the article
Harrington provides not only primary care but also mental-health care, dentistry, podiatry, and wellness and prevention services. “The first step in becoming a PCMH was increasing our focus on integration,” says Umphrey. “If a patient comes in and is in mental distress, we have a process internally so that we have a warm handoff to the mental-health department.”
WLBZ2 News reporter Chris Facchini visited Harrington Family Health Center to look at how mobile apps help rural doctors treat patients. Click here to watch or read the story.
iMedicalApps looks at the impact mobile apps have on improving rural healthcare.
Harrington Family Health Center’s executive director, Lee Umphrey is quoted in the article:
“It’s like having an electronic library at your fingertips” explains Lee Umphrey, CEO of the Harrington Family Health Center, which serves some of the poorest, sickest residents in Harrington, Maine, a small coastal community in Washington County. He was referring to the dozens of apps his clinicians have recently begun using to manage their high risk patient population.