July 8, 2022 California Health Care Foundation - San Diego Health Centers Fight Provider Burnout by fostering workplace friendships - Nicole Howard, executive vice president of Health Quality Partners of Southern California and chief advancement officer of Health Center Partners of Southern California, said a CIN event in 2018 inspired her to turn her attention to burnout prevention. In January 2019, Howard arranged for physicians from Stanford Health and the Mayo Clinic to visit San Diego to make presentations on wellness to SYHealth and Health Center Partners member organizations. Howard then worked with these organizations to implement strategies and pilot projects that they learned about from CIN-sponsored speakers in 2020. One result was an in-house buddy program supported by the California Improvement Network (CIN) focused on preventing burnout and fostering resilience among health care providers at FQHCs. Click the link to read more.
December 8, 2021 McKesson: Preventing physician and staff burnout- Providers frequently work under the strain and pressure of balancing the cost of care, quality of care and patient satisfaction, which can create an increasing demand on their time and lead to physician burnout and nursing burnout. Dr. Jeffrey Norris, Chief Medical Officer for Father Joe's Villages (an HCP member health center), shares potential strategies for reducing burnout.
October 4, 2021 Part B News: With COVID comes a digital rush, and a need to ease rising provider burnout - Between the COVID-induced expansion of telehealth and the emerging set of tools patients have to communicate with providers, now’s the time to assess how the virtual elements of health care are affecting patient expectations and providers’ stress levels. In general, the COVID public health emergency (PHE) and the adoption of digital-only reimbursement channels, such as “virtual check-ins” and other, similar Medicare-eligible services, has increased providers’ non-face-to-face patient contact. Tracy Elmer, chief innovation officer for TrueCare, a member organization of Health Center Partners in San Diego, posits that patients should be given more help in connecting properly with providers.
September 21, 2021 Health IT Analytics: How Does Artificial Intelligence Compare to Augmented Intelligence? - As providers strive to improve patient outcomes, the use of machine learning has become more integrated into the healthcare system. As this new form of technology continues to expand, it's important to understand how it can be used and how it differs from augmented intelligence. Sarah Cho, vice president of clinical transformation and health informatics for Integrated Health Partners, a subsidiary of Health Center Partners, is featured in this article.
August 24, 2021 Healthline: Will Unvaccinated People Face Barriers to Medical Care? - Now that vaccines are widely available and accessible in the United States, many healthcare professionals are experiencing compassion fatigue when patients who knowingly choose to remain unvaccinated wind up hospitalized with life threatening COVID-19 complications that could have been prevented with vaccination. Dr. Jeffrey Norris, Chief Medical Officer for HCP member health center Father Joe's Villages, shares his perspective.
August 2, 2021 CMS' push for 'equity' won't change providers' lives, but may soon - Amanda Simmons, Executive Vice President for Integrated Health Partners, and Nicole Howard, Executive Vice President for Health Quality Partners, discuss the importance of health equity and how our member health centers use data regarding social determinants of health to increase care quality.
May 30, 2019 | Press Conference (VIDEO) Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-36) introduced his new bill HR 2815 H.R. 2815, the Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act, bipartisan legislation to improve rural communities’ access to physicians. The bill reauthorizes and expands the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program to address the physician shortage facing communities across the country. HCP President and CEO, Henry N. Tuttle and HCP members (Borrego Health and Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo) spoke at the press conference. Watch Here
April 29, 2019 | San Diego Business Journal "Special Report" Health Care & Life Sciences
List of Medical Groups ranked by number of local physicians as of Feb. 2019 - HCP is ranked as the 7th Largest Medical Group in San Diego