The FDRHPO isn’t immune to the mistake of “putting the cart before the horse.” Before the formation of the PEC, we built a state-of-the-art, region-wide, fiber optic network connecting medical facilities in five counties — a network that, until recently, was underutilized. We continue to seek applications for the solution […]
Concluding a grant-funded HIT initiative at the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) has led me to reflect on one of the project’s best assets: its clinical advisory committee. The first segment of this two-part series will examine the opportunities and challenges that come with having a unique governance model. The FDRHPO created the […]
As I look forward to the impact of healthcare reform, whether it is a partisan or bipartisan initiative, I can only predict one thing: we will need access to accurate and comprehensive clinical, operational, and financial data in order to meet whatever new requirements may come. Most communities are still struggling with process measures …
In 2011 and early 2012, the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization led a region-wide project to create Patient-Centered Medical Homes in primary care practices throughout Jefferson, Lewis and southern St. Lawrence counties in Northern New York.