May 19, 2022: l Pediatric Program Update l Mental Health for Health Care Providers l IEP for Home Seminar Series l ICYMI Telehealth Webinar l ICYMI COVID-19 Update l l Press Ganey Survey l Update on Iodinated Contrast
A Message for the Tufts Medicine Integrated Network, including primary and specialty care physicians, practice administrators, Network leaders (Presidents, Administrators, and Medical Directors) and Network staff:
Upcoming Events You Won't Want to Miss
Pediatric Program Update from Tufts Medical Center

You're invited to learn what is planned to advance the partnership between Tufts Medical Center and Boston Children's Hospital. Webinar participants will include:

Geoffrey G. Binney, Jr., MD, MPH 
Pediatrician-in-Chief, Tufts Children's Hospital; Neonatologist; Chair of Department of Pediatrics and David and Leona F. Karp Professor in Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine

Rachel Wasserstrom
Vice President at Tufts Children's Hospital, Psychiatry, OB/GYN and Ambulatory Specialties at Tufts Medical Center

Emily Young, President, Tufts Medicine Integrated Network

Thursday, May 26
7:30 a.m. 8:15 a.m.
Mental Health for Health Care Providers -
"Who's Taking Care of You?"

May is designated Mental Health Awareness month and statistics show that 1 out of 6 people struggle with mental health concerns, including health care providers.

It is important to remember that we cannot care for others if we are not taking care of ourselves. Join Tufts Medicine’s Interactive Panel discussion, hosted by MelroseWakefield Hospital’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council, on May 24 at noon.

Tuesday, May 24
Noon 1 p.m.
IEP for Home Seminar Series  
Featuring Erik von Hahn, MD, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician with the Center for Children With Special Needs (CCSN) at Tufts Children's Hospital.
Wednesday, June 1
 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Webinars Now Available for On-Demand Viewing
May 17 Telehealth Webinar

This webinar focuses on the evolving regulatory changes in telemedicine and how to incorporate Telemedicine into Epic workflows. 

May 18 COVID-19 Update Webinar

Dr. Ben Kruskal, MD, Senior Medical Director shares the latest information on COVID-19 including Vaccine updates on boosters and pediatric use, appropriate use of antivirals, masking guidelines for patients and clinicians and more.

ICYMI: Please visit the Integrated Network Webinar Series Page for news about upcoming and previously recorded webinars
Your Voice Matters: Please Participate in Survey
On Monday, May 16, you received a personalized email from "Press Ganey on behalf of Tufts Medicine Integrated Network" inviting you to complete a brief online confidential survey to share your perspectives about the Integrated Network and your local work environment.
Your survey participation is vitally important. Your feedback will be used to help the Network prioritize and focus on initiatives to better meet your professional and practice needs.
Please look for this email in your inbox:
Update on Worldwide Shortage of Iodinated Contrast
COVID-19 related production and transportation issues have resulted in a world-wide critical shortage of iodinated IV contrast. These contrast agents are used for CT scans and angiograms. Tufts Medicine entities, including Lowell General Hospital and MelroseWakefield Hospital, are experiencing interruptions in deliveries and reduced available supplies. Clinical leaders from across Tufts Medicine have worked together to address the shortage. Click here to learn how.
The Tufts Medicine Integrated Network is a distinctively different population health enterprise and value-based care contracting entity. It comprises 2,300 primary care and specialist physicians and advanced practice clinicians, working as Tufts Medicine employees or in private practice, delivering care in community and hospital settings. The Network’s purpose is to build healthier communities and to create healthy, rewarding experiences for our members and care teams. The Network was launched in July 2021 by building upon the legacies of two long-standing, high-performing organizations – Lowell General Physician Hospital Organization and New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA).

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