Exploring Patient Engagement on March 18th

Published on February 23, 2015 by

The public is invited to join us on March 18th, from 5 to 7 pm, to learn how patients can help health care providers deliver better, more appropriate and often less-expensive care. Entitled The 21st Century Patient: Informed, Engaged, Activated, the event is the fourth in our series of free Health Care Town Hall Meetings…


QC Reaffirms Importance of Childhood Vaccines and Supports Quality Improvement Efforts to Raise Vaccination Rates in Maine

Published on February 9, 2015 by

Maine Quality Counts (QC) is closely monitoring the measles outbreak in the United States and understands the serious concerns about the increasing numbers of children in this country who remain unvaccinated, posing a risk to their own health and the health of others.  QC strongly supports childhood vaccinations and endorses the American Academy of Pediatrics…


Recognizing PCMH Practices and CCTs

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On February 5th, Maine Quality Counts was pleased to participate in special activities recognizing the commitment and hard work of Maine’s Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practices and Community Care Teams (CCTs). That morning, PCMH and CCT providers woke up to a ½ page ad in the Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News recognizing…


Celebrating Patient-Centered Care

Published on February 6, 2015 by

Here in Maine, a set of dedicated primary care providers and their practice teams are quietly changing the way health care is delivered. They do more than treat sick and injured patients. They help people stay healthy and safe – ideally so they don’t become patients at all. They are the practices and community care…