Iora Health aims team-based, data-driven care at high cost patients

Posted by Grameen PrimaCare in Blog

Iora Health, a 3-year-old Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup, has six private practices taking a novel, patient-centric, technology-driven approach to care. At McKesson’s Better Health Boston event this week, chief operating officer Alexander Packard spoke about the healthcare needs driving Iora’s model. “The experience of getting primary care in the United States...

Check-in calls improve health of patients at risk for heart disease

Posted by Grameen PrimaCare in Blog

For people trying to eat right and get more exercise, some gentle nagging can go a long way. Just ask Pat Rolloff of New Ulm, Minn. After her mom died last May, Rolloff’s doctor recommended that she try a program called HeartBeat Connections, which would hook her up with a health coach...

The Affordable Care Act: Coverage Implications and Issues for Immigrant Families

Posted by Grameen PrimaCare in Blog

The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a number of provisions that will expand access to subsidized health insurance coverage to the non-elderly population, including immigrants. Major provisions of the ACA include: The expansion of Medicaid up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level1; New state-based health insurance exchanges combined with...

No sugar for a year produces sweet results

Posted by Grameen PrimaCare in Blog

There are plenty of reasons for American families to put the brakes on sugar consumption. Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, liver cirrhosis and even dementia have all been linked to diets overloaded with the sweet stuff, much of it added to processed foods and sweetened beverages. Still, cutting...

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