Tandigm Health enters into new agreements with leading specialty groups

Tandigm Health, a population health services organization, has expanded its value-based model to five market wide, physician led specialist groups in the Philadelphia region.

Officials said applying its coordinated, performance-based approach at specialty practices will further enable Tandigm to drive better patient outcomes and quality of care. Some of the most well-known independent specialist groups in the region are participating in the agreements, including Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology, Gastrointestinal Associates, MidLantic Urology, Premier Orthopedics and Vantage EyeCare.

Through the expansion of its value-based model, Tandigm will extend its reach by collaborating directly with physicians from five of the market’s independent, physician led specialty groups to affect change across the care delivery process. The care provided by these specialists is across the five-county geography and not confined to any one health system.

Rutgers breaks ground on Center for Adult Autism Services

Rutgers University broke ground on a new state-of-the-art facility that will house the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS), which provides employment, vocational training and other services to individuals with autism.

The center, located on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, is the first of its kind at a higher education institution in the United States. The new building, expected to open in 2020, will allow the center to more than double its capacity from 12 to 30 participants. The project, estimated to cost $9.5 million, is financed by philanthropic funds.

RCAAS, established in 2016, serves adults with autism by providing meaningful, paid employment and integration into the Rutgers community. The new facility will include vocational and life skills teaching areas, high-tech meeting rooms and amenities intended to provide a welcoming environment for program participants and other members of the surrounding community, including Rutgers students, faculty and staff.

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital earns accreditation for ultrasound program

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital recently earned a three-year accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) for its ultrasound program. The ACR gold seal of accreditation recognizes hospitals with the highest levels of image quality and patient safety.

The ACR awards gold seals of accreditation to facilities that adhere to industry best practices and standards. To earn the accreditation, hospitals must follow a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and expert medical physicists. The accreditation assesses image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania hosts Walk to End Epilepsy

The Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania is hosting its annual Walk to End Epilepsy – Philadelphia on June 15 at Citizens Bank Park.

Funds raised from the walk are used in continuing to provide free support services, programs and resources to the individuals and families living in with epilepsy and seizure disorders.

Registration opens to the public at 9:30 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Vendors will be onsite offering additional information to attendees.

For information visit www.EpilepsyWalkPHL.org.

— Compiled by Ayana Jones

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