Primary Care Clinics Earn National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 4/17/18 2:48 PM

Mercy Medical Group and Woodland Clinic Medical Group have both received the highest level of achievement for outstanding primary care from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The groups were awarded Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) recognition.

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Don't Let Asthma Slow You Down: Managing Symptoms With Innovative Technology

Posted by Mary Beth TeSelle on 4/17/18 1:58 PM

Asthma affects about 25 million Americans and accounts for 1.8 million emergency room visits every year. Among school-age children, asthma is the number one reason for missed school days.

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Q&A With Dr. Christie Carroll: Smart Glasses and Health Care

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 3/20/18 4:22 PM

Dignity Health Medical Foundation is utilizing new technology that is transforming the way physicians interact with patients. Thanks to Augmedix and Glass, providers can spend more time connecting directly with patients. Dr. Christie Carroll, a dermatologist and Chief Experience Officer at Woodland Clinic, was an early advocate of the technology and currently utilizes Augmedix in her practice. 

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New Ultrasound Equipment finds Breast Cancer in Patient with Normal Mammogram

Posted by Daniel Herron, MD on 12/17/14 1:30 PM

A woman’s risk of developing breast cancer is significantly affected by the density of her breasts. Most breast cancers occur in women with dense breasts, and the ability of mammography to detect breast cancer diminishes as breast density increases. We know from experience at Mercy Imaging, and from multiple studies, that we can find breast cancers in women with dense breasts missed on mammography using a new, FDA cleared, Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound Screening (AWBUS) examination offered at Mercy Imaging.

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