Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Your Medical file on-line

HOW DOES THIS SOUND-- SKIPPING THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE AND HANDLING YOUR MEDICAL CARE ONLINE! IT'S POSSIBLE AT SOME DOCTOR'S OFFICES-- A NEW COMPUTER PROGRAM PUTS YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.

Patient Portal Appointment, Lab Results & Exporting Documents

Click link below for more information.
http://www.medent.com/tutorials/Portal%20Appointments%20Lab%20Results%20and%20Exporting%20Documents.htm

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Physician Practice Connections® – Patient-Centered Medical HomeTM (PCMH)

Patient Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH)

July 27, 2010

Dr. Raul Vazquez

Dear Dr. Vazquez,

We are pleased to inform you that Urban Family Practice has achieved the following NCQA recognition status for Physician Practice Connections – Patient Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH):
• Recognized – Level 3
The effective date for the recognition begins on 7/23/2010 and expires on 7/23/2013.

To see your final results and NCQA Reviewer comments, log in to the Interactive Survey System and scroll down the “Welcome” page to the “NCQA Surveys and Results” heading and click on your Survey Tool. If the “NCQA Surveys and Results” Section does not appear on your welcome page, please follow the instructions in the FAQ entitled “How to View Results” available on the NCQA Web site at http://www.ncqa.org/tabid/1016/Default.aspx .

Within 30 days you will receive a recognition packet that includes a Certificate of Recognition. If you should have any questions about the status you received or about the enclosed documents, please contact the Physician Practice Connections – Patient Centered Medical Home program at (888) 275-7585. NCQA will also list your practice and its physicians on our Web site with a recognition seal for Physician Practice Connections – Patient Centered Medical Home. Six months prior to the recognition expiration date indicated above, you will receive the information needed to begin renewing your recognition.

You will find advertising guidelines at http://www.ncqa.org/tabid/198/Default.aspx to help you in promoting your achievement.

Congratulations on your success and thank you for doing your part to advance quality in health care.

Sincerely,





Mina Harkins
Assistant Vice President, Physician Recognition Programs
National Committee for Quality Assurance


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Shaneka Barnette, MSW
Manager, Physician Recognition Programs
PPC-PCMH
Product Delivery
NCQA

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A celebration of healthy living



BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - People living on Buffalo's west side celebrated good health.

The Hispanic Health Fair was held by the Raul and Toni Vazquez Foundation on Niagara Street Saturday afternoon.

The free event included screenings for diabetes, asthma, blood pressure and glaucoma.

Local health care providers, hospitals and community organizations joined forces to make it possible.

Raul Vazquez said, "If you don't treat and catch these diseases early, and manage them, we're going to run into a lot of complications, and unfortunately, all primary care is being delivered in emergency rooms, and we as taxpayers are going to pay more. Tackle these diseases earlier and not really pull away from these areas."

Screened patients were eligible for hourly raffles for computers and printers.

Hispanic Health Fair 2010



BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) A celebration of health and life took place Saturday in downtown Buffalo. Various tests and screenings were available free of charge for diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and other health issues.

Multimedia Watch The Video There were also bounce houses, music, entertainment, and raffles. The day's bigger message was to honor a local girl, Alexandra Reyes. Her body was donated to science, and her organs were able to save at least five lives. Her family was given a plaque and a check to help cover funeral costs.

"The most important part of today is that we have one of our staff members who has been doing a lot in the community, and her family were donors and they helped so many people," Raul Vazquez, the event organizer said, "and so we try as the Raul and Toni foundation to help them out. I get a lot in life, its time to give something back."

Many local politicians were also on hand today, including Senator Antoine Thompson and Mayor Byron Brown. They urged all people to be screened and tested to promote good health.

For more information on screenings and testings, you can call Urban Family Practice, one of the event's main sponsors, at 882-0366.