You Are Never Too Old to Achieve Your Goals

You Are Never Too Old to Achieve Your Goals By: Katherine Czarnowski, PharmaD, BCACP and Pearlene Martell, LCSW, LICSW   SoNE HEALTH team members take pride in practicing the organization’s values every day. Our values reflect our SoNE HEALTH mission to optimize patient care in collaboration with our providers and other stakeholders. The case shared […]

Prescription Discount Cards: How They Work and the Benefits to Patients

Prescription Discount Cards: How They Work and the Benefits to Patients By: Sara Ganz, Senior Director of Marketing at Capital Rx   Discount cards provide patients with lower prices on their medications at the pharmacy. Patients who need these discounts fall into two buckets: Uninsured patients Insured patients who are in their deductible phase and […]

The Importance of Cyber Insurance and Having a Plan

The Importance of Cyber Insurance and Having a Plan By: Daniel J. Contaldi, President and COO at IT Health Partners, LLC   We are overwhelmed with daily reminders of data breaches related to cyber threats. In 2020, 70% of ransomware attacks targeted small healthcare facilities with fewer than 500 employees.  Healthcare records are the most […]

Empathizing With Our Patients

By: Carol Williams, Community Health Worker at SoNE HEALTH SoNE HEALTH Core Value: Empathy “We approach our work with humanity and a concern for all individuals.” Psychologists state that there are three different types of empathy: Cognitive Empathy, the ability to understand how a person feels and what they are thinking; Emotional Empathy to share […]

Achieving Network Success…We’re Stronger Together

By: James G. Uberti, MD, MPH and Kris Gorman Surber, MBA, PC “Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is a success.” Henry Ford Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers who come […]

Spirit of SoNE HEALTH

By: Kim Kim, MSN, RN-CDCES, Registered Nurse Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at SoNE HEALTH Core Value: Collaboration “We understand that the impact of our work is greater when conducted with a spirit of collaboration”. Managing a chronic condition can feel overwhelming. For many patients, their care teams include their Primary Care Provider and […]

The importance of the Health Information Exchange

The Importance of the Health Information Exchange By: Renee Broadbent, MBA, CCSFP I’ve been in healthcare information technology for too many years to count!  In that time, I’ve seen so much change and most of it good, but there have been challenges as well, like lack of interoperability, regulatory conflict, data hoarding, information blocking and […]

Reducing Unnecessary Emergency Department Utilization

Reducing Unnecessary Emergency Department Utilization By: Christin Fulton, RN, Director, Population Health Management Emergency Department (ED) visits are expensive, and a significant number are preventable. Increased use of the ED, especially in non-emergent cases, may indicate lack of access/relationship to primary care, a worsening behavioral or medical health condition, or lack of knowledge on appropriate […]

Achieving Value in Healthcare: What it Means and How We Get There

Achieving Value in Healthcare: What it Means and How We Get There As appeared in Hartford Business Journal on October 18, 2021. Author: Lisa Trumble, President and CEO These days it seems that everyone and every business is talking about healthcare value or value-based care: What is value-based care? Why is it needed? What does […]