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2013-09-26 16:26:11

ORANGE COUNTY and LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Calif., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Schafer, MD, prominent physician leader in California, was named CEO of MemorialCare Medical Foundation, replacing Patrick Kapsner, who is retiring Jan. 1, 2014 after four decades as a distinguished health care executive. MemorialCare Medical Foundation, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, is part of MemorialCare Health System in Southern California. More than 2,000 employed and affiliated...

2013-07-19 08:27:12

Clinicians to leverage system to support more efficient, higher quality patient care NEWBURYPORT, Mass., July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Whittier Independent Practice Association (Whittier IPA), of Newburyport, Massachusetts, announced that it has signed an agreement with Alere Accountable Care Solutions to build a community-wide health information exchange (HIE). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130719/NE50062LOGO ) With Alere Accountable Care Solutions HIE, The Whittier...

2012-09-17 06:28:24

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catherine "Kit" Campion-Ritz, M.D., 57, President of Greater Newport Physicians and one of the nation's most prominent physician leaders, died in a bicycle accident on September 15. President since 1994 of Greater Newport Physicians, a leading Independent Practice Association (IPA) medical group in Southern California with more than 550 physician members, Dr. Campion was highly regarded for her ongoing efforts in improving the...

2012-06-15 10:22:57

Project Is to Spread Collaborative Care Model for Managing Depression and other Chronic Conditions Locally and Nationally BLOOMINGTON, Minn., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded almost $18 million to a local and national collaboration of partner organizations with the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) as lead organization. The three-year cooperative agreement, part of a $1 billion CMS Health Care...

2012-02-28 16:00:00

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MemorialCare Health System announced today the affiliation of Greater Newport Physicians with its MemorialCare Medical Foundation and the acquisition of Nautilus Healthcare Management Group, Greater Newport's affiliated management services organization. Greater Newport Physicians, created by a group of physicians in 1985 to improve health care for the community, serves more than 100,000 Orange County residents through its 400...

2011-09-15 10:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using the muscle of OCHIN, (O-HITEC's parent) and its 10 plus year old collaborative that has the majority of its member clinics and providers meeting milestone #1 of the federal government's Meaningful Use (MU) requirements, COIPA member physicians will be able to join O-HITEC and reap the benefit of OCHIN's efforts to reach MU. "This is a wonderful opportunity for our members that should not be missed," said John Ryan, COIPA's...

2011-08-01 13:37:00

SAN FRANCISCO and EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brown & Toland Physicians, San Francisco's largest independent physician association (IPA), announced today that it has formed one company with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), one of the East Bay's largest IPAs. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110801/SF45006-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110801/SF45006LOGO-b) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110801/SF45006LOGO-c) Forming one...

2011-07-21 08:32:00

BEND, Ore., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing effort to deliver high quality health care, the Central Oregon Independent Practice Association (COIPA) is pleased to announce that it has merged its Electronic Health Record subsidiary, Central Oregon Electronic Medical Records (COEMR) with OCHIN Inc., a national HIT organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon. According to Dr. Steve Mann, President of COIPA, "The combination of COEMR and OCHIN supplies even...

2011-05-26 08:05:00

MANHASSET, N.Y., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beacon IPA, a young and rapidly-growing physician network consisting of almost 200 healthcare practitioners, has proudly announced a three-year agreement with Empire BlueCross BlueShield. The new contract brings together two premier organizations, committed to finding new ways to enhance the overall quality, efficiency and safety of clinical care at reduced costs. "We anticipate major changes driven by new healthcare reform at both the State...

2011-04-18 07:13:00

ST LOUIS, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the economy perks up, it appears that rates of physician turnover rise with it. For the first time since 2008, physician turnover has increased, reminding medical groups of the delicate balance between physician supply and demand. According to the 6th annual Physician Retention Survey from Cejka Search and the American Medical Group Association (AMGA), in 2010 total turnover was 6.1 percent compared to 5.9 percent in 2009, and appears to track...