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Telemedicine with a twist at Weitzman Institute/Community Health Center in Meriden

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MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Doctors from across the country are benefiting from innovative patient-centered care approach at Community Health Center.

Doctors in 25 states tuning into Project Echo. They’re on a myriad of devices from laptops to smart phones.

Primary care physicians are connecting with specialty doctors through a sophisticated video conferencing system.

“We describe it as making geography irrelevant. You can put people together and connect them and it doesn’t matter where they are,” said Dr. Daren Anderson, Director of the Weitzman Institute at Community Health Center, transforming healthcare delivery.

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Say ahhh

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Area families take advantage of free dental check-ups for their children through the Give Kids A Smile program at the Community Health Center in New London, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Give Kids A Smile Day was launched nationally in 2003 by the American Dental Association and annually helps to bring dental care to children in need. (Tim Cook/The Day)

Effective team-based primary care: observations from innovative practices

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Edward H. Wagner, Margaret Flinter, Clarissa Hsu, DeAnn Cromp, Brian T. Austin, Rebecca Etz, Benjamin F. Crabtree and MaryJoan D. Ladden

 

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Team-based care is now recognized as an essential feature of high quality primary care, but there is limited empiric evidence to guide practice transformation. The purpose of this paper is to describe advances in the configuration and deployment of practice teams based on in-depth study of 30 primary care practices viewed as innovators in team-based care.

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News Releases

Are You Driven to Improve Quality of Care but Feel Stuck? Join Project ECHO® Quality Improvement

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A virtual classroom, called Project ECHO® Quality Improvement (QI), links experts from the Weitzman Institute with staff engaged in quality improvement from practices in any location across the United States and beyond to sharpen their skills and strategies by discussing challenging cases and questions related to their efforts.

For more information or to participate in Project ECHO QI, please visit
http://weitzmaninstitute.org/clinics/qualityimprovement/ 


CHC’s Weitzman Institute Transforms LGBT Health through Project ECHO

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The Weitzman Institute, the innovation and research arm of Community Health Center, Inc., is launching a national program on April 7 to improve health outcomes for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people by expanding the availability of culturally responsible, comprehensive primary care through awareness, education and knowledge sharing. 

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