QC in the News

CMS has removed a controversial question about pain management from Hospital Surveys.  Maine Public Radio 11/3/16

Hundreds will attend Summit On Aging in Augusta, Portland Press Herald 9/19/16

Maine Voices: Expanded access to opioid addiction treatment is a moral imperative, Portland Press Herald 8/4/16

As Lower-Dosage Law Nears, Maine Doctors Prepare to Wean Patients Off Opioids.  Portland Press Herald 7/27/16

Price Transparency Eludes Consumers in 43 States.   Modern Healthcare 7/26/16

Maine groups work on opioid fix: More access to Suboxone.  Portland Press Herald 7/25/16

Foundation Gives $5 Million to fight lung cancer in Maine.  Portland Press Herald 6/28/16

Young Mainers show the most dislike for Affordable Care Act in new poll.  Portland Press Herald (6/30/16)

How can our medical systems try to avoid mistakes and improve outcomes for patients? Maine Calling, MPBN Radio 5/13/16

'It's Discouraging' - Maine Professionals React to Medical Errors Study MPBN 5/4/16

You Need a Doctor, But Finding One Isn't Always Easy Portland Press Herald 3/18/16

Susan Collins: Well-Intentioned Surveys Could be Worsening Opioid Epidemic MPBN 2/10/16

N.H.-Based Company Plans Urgent Care Centers in Westbrook, Portland, and Scarborough Portland Press Herald 1/18/16

Maine Health Score Up As Health Advocates Tout Vaccine Rate MPBN 12/11/15

With More Vaccinations, Maine's Health Ranking Improves to 15th in Nation Portland Press Herald 12/10/15  Updated 12/11/15

Not Your Usual Suspects: Roles for State Agencies in PCMH Payment Reforms Health Affairs Blog 12/8/15

Gardiner Forum on Heroin, Opiate Addiction Offers Ways to Help. Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel 11/10/15

Federal grant will bolster UMass regional network care efforts Worcester (MA) Telegram 10/1/15

HHS gives $685 million to healthcare organizations Healthcare Finance 10/1/15

After father's misdiagnois, Maine woman urges patients to speak up Bangor Daily News 9/30/15

Chronic Pain Management Maine Calling, MPBN Radio 9/29/15

Nation's Highest Vaccination Rate for Toddlers Huffington Post 9/11/15

The Pathway to Sustainability Health Affairs Blog 9/3/15

CDC: Maine best in the nation for toddler vaccination rates WGME-TV 8/28/15

Maine No. 1 in toddler vaccinations WMTW-TV 8/28/15

Maine toddlers had nation's highest vaccination rates Portland Press Herald 8/28/15

Fewer Maine parents opt out of vaccinations Portland Press Herald 8/28/15

White House initiative increases attention on heroin epidemic Portland Press Herald 8/17/15

11 Maine Hospitals Penalized Under ACA Program MPBN radio 8/4/15

Latest Choosing Wisely Grantees to Focus on Patients HealthLeaders Media 7/14/15

Improving Childhood Immunization Rates Hospitals & Health Networks Daily 6/11/15

The problem with today's health care Kennbec Journal 6/9/15

Children Continue to Die from Vaccone-Preventable Diseases The Guardian 6/4/15

Maine Voices: LePage's proposed budget Portland Press Herald 6/2/15

How to choose a primary care doctor in Maine Bangor Daily News 4/15/15

4 basic questions this surgeon learned to ask Bangor Daily News 4/7/15

What Atul Gawande, medicine's rock star, thinks about Maine health care Bangor Daily News 4/2/15