February 3, 2017
In its sixth year of providing school-based care via telehealth in four counties of North Carolina, the nonprofit Center for Rural Health Innovation’s Health-e-Schools program has grown into a national model. What started as a pilot in three rural schools in the Appalachian Mountains has grown to 33 schools in four counties.
December 5, 2016
Interviews with Dr. Kate Queen and Al Mina
August 9, 2016
This article is based on in-person interviews with Drs. Elizabeth Saladin and Executive Clinical Director Richard Bunio at CIH on July 13, 2016
March 25, 2016
It is not news that electronic health records (EHRs) are a major cause of job dissatisfaction among physicians. Advances in patient portal technology over the past few years, however, have opened numerous opportunities for health information technology to actually improve your office and your job satisfaction. Patient portals, when implemented well, can increase workplace efficiency and reduce practice costs.
January 19, 2016
An interview with Dr. Gus Vickery
December 16, 2015
The MGMA report highlights medical practices that have demonstrated superior performance in cost management, productivity, capacity and staffing, and patient satisfaction.
August 25, 2015
In collaboration with the Palliative Care Center and Hospice of Catawba Valley, Newton, Four Seasons will test a new model for community-based palliative care across the continuum of care spanning in-patient and outpatient settings.
February 6, 2015
WCMS’ Health Innovations highlights WNC physicians, practices and programs that are on the cutting edge of healthcare transformation, both big and small. WCMS supports local physician members who are change agents by recognizing them and sharing among other WCMS members and the general community information about these local innovations. If you know of such a physician or practice, please contact us and we will check it out.
October 24, 2013
The latest in a series of blog posts highlighting the work of innovative practices in Western North Carolina.
February 7, 2013
The Western Carolina Medical Society recently interviewed WCMS member Dr. S. Mark McNeill from Trillium Family Medicine to highlight health innovations practices in Western NC.
February 6, 2013
The first in the series of blog posts highlighting the work of innovative practices in Western North Carolina.