Recent News

QC 2018: Building Communities of Practice through Innovation

At QC 2018, Dr. Sanjeev Arora, MD, FACP, MACP, shared his vision and experience with Project ECHO.*

Enjoy Dr. Arora’s keynote speech!

Project ECHO, which stands for Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, is a disruptive innovation that dramatically improves both capacity and access to specialty care for rural and underserved populations.

Columnist George Smith: Projects lead us toward a healthier, happier Maine

Columnist George Smith shares his perspective on health in Maine, and highlights QC 2018!

New Report: Engaging Patients in Choosing Wisely®

May 2018 – Project directors for Choosing Wisely grantee organizations recently shared what they learned after three years of working to raise awareness and educate people in their communities about overuse.

The new report, “Lessons Learned from Patient Engagement,” shares insights about engaging patients, families and caregivers in Choosing Wisely conversations.  Maine Quality Counts was called out in the report for its multi-pronged approach connecting clinical and community efforts to move this consumer revolution forward.  While there has traditionally been a lack of consumer knowledge and interest, there is finally now more and better information tied to quality and cost.  To find out more about Choosing Wisely activities in Maine, go to:  https://mainequalitycounts.org/initiatives-resources/choosing-wisely/