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Posts made in September, 2011

PAMF one of Five Sutter-Affiliated Physician Organizations Named Top Performer Statewide

Palo Alto Medical Foundation Honored by Integrated Healthcare Association

Five physician organizations within the Sutter Medical Network were honored this week by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a prominent industry leadership group that promotes and recognizes quality improvement and affordability in health care statewide.

The five Sutter affiliates receiving quality awards through IHA’s Pay for Performance (P4P) recognition program are:

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PAMF Joins Leading Health Care Groups in Pledge to Empower Patients with Secure Access to their Health Information

Paul Tang, M.D., vice president and chief innovation officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

On Monday, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) joined leading consumer and health care provider groups in Washington, D.C., in a pledge of commitment to help consumers understand the potential benefits of health information technology (health IT), and to empower consumers by making it easier for them to get secure access to their health information and engage more fully in their health.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) hosted the first-ever Consumer Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C. on September 12, 2011. At the Summit, consumers, providers, and the public and private sectors came together to discuss how best to empower consumers to be partners in their health and care through health IT.

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Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center Recognized by Joint Commission as Top Performing Hospital in Surgical Care in 2010

The Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center, part of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, has been recognized by The Joint Commission as one of the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures. This new recognition program was formally announced on September 14, 2011, when The Joint Commission published its “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report.

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