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Penn Medicine, Mercy and St. Mary form partnership

Penn Medicine, Mercy and St. Mary form partnership

By Alex Kacik  |  April 06, 2018

The health systems aim to develop joint clinical care programs including cancer, cardiology and surgical services to deliver more coordinated care in the Philadelphia area.

Integrated primary-care models expand access to opioid abuse treatment

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 28, 2017

Only 2.2 million of the more than 20 million Americans with substance abuse disorders receive any type of treatment for their addiction. A new study suggests coordinated-care models can provide more effective addiction treatment than only referring patients to an addiction treatment specialist.

Oregon Health Authority director resigns at Gov. request

By Associated Press  |  August 09, 2017

The Oregon Health Authority director resigned at the request of the Gov. Kate Brown after a communication plan became public detailing how the agency intended to damage the reputation of one of the state's coordinated care organizations.

Uber could improve access for addiction recovery

By Lydia Coutré  |  July 26, 2017

Transportation is the largest barrier for people seeking and receiving addiction treatment. A new pilot program shows offering free Uber transportation for addiction patients could help improve attendance rates for assessment and treatment appointments.

DMC Gateway program reduces ER visits, admissions, improves primary care

DMC Gateway program reduces ER visits, admissions, improves primary care

By Jay Greene  |  June 26, 2017

An innovative program to reduce costs, improve care continuity and connect high users of emergency departments at four Detroit Medical Center hospitals with a primary-care team has led to significant reductions in unnecessary ER visits, hospitalizations and readmissions.

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