Primary Care Innovation and Care Groups Blog

IPAs and value-based care

By Nick Dealtry

Independent physicians who want to remain independent but who feel the need to be part of a larger organization in order to provide value-based care more efficiently might consider joining ...

June 25th, 2022

What is a patient longitudinal record?


The Longitudinal Record is a single complete patient record that combines data from a variety of sources throughout the healthcare system. Using complete patient matching logic wrapped in a ...

June 7th, 2022

Explaining interoperability challenges for EHRs

By Roy Steiner

Electronic health records (EHRs) that talk to each other help independent physicians provide quality care to their patients. Primary care physicians are able to collaborate with specialty ...

June 7th, 2022

The history of electronic health records (EHRs)

By Gabby Marquez

Health Care Quality The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota was one of the first large health systems to use an electronic health records in the 1960s. 1 EHRs were so costly in the 1960s ...

June 4th, 2022

The importance of usability in our healthcare system

By David Burke

Electronic health record (EHR) systems offer helpful functions for independent physicians, including the ability to manage patient visit notes and coordinate with other providers. However, ...

June 4th, 2022

What are on-site and near-site clinics?

By Christian Piuma

With health care costs continuing to rise, more and more employers are looking for a better way to curb these costs for both themselves and their employees.  The workforce has become ...

June 4th, 2022

What is Panel Management?

By Rod Farvard

As an independent physician focused on providing quality care for your patients, you know that being proactive is much more effective in preventive healthcare than simply reacting to ...

June 4th, 2022