April 12, 2018 – A unique partnership in Washington is using telehealth to connect physicians in 20 community health centers with volunteer doctors across the country for specialist consults.
Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), a not-for-profit plan created by the health centers 25 years ago to serve Medicare and Medicaid populations, is working with the MAVEN (Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network) Project, a Massachusetts-based organization that pairs volunteer physicians in a broad range of specialties with primary care providers working with underserved populations.
Watch these short videos of MAVEN Project Founder, Dr. Laurie Green, developed to celebrate her nomination for the San Francisco Chronicle’s 2018 Visionary of the Year Award!
(videos courtesy: Brian Feulner, The San Francisco Chronicle)
MAVEN Project Founder Dr. Laurie Green Nominated for San Francisco Chronicle 2018 Visionary of the Year Award
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News from the AACE Underserved Populations Committee: Interview with Dr. Lisa Bard Levine from the MAVEN Project
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Dr. David Hurwitz is a walking representation of the adage, “think locally, act globally”. A California native, he spent nearly fifty years practicing medicine in the Los Angeles area before “retiring” to participate in medical volunteerism through The MAVEN Project.
When asked about his specialty, rheumatology, and why he chose it, Dr.…
Excerpt from CHPW’s new partnership aims to improve access to care from StateofReform.com:
By Kylie Walsh
The MAVEN Project links primary care providers at community health centers in medically under-served communities with primary care and specialty care physicians, who provide medical consultation services via telehealth technology.
Your child with special health care needs requires constant monitoring regarding respiratory difficulties and feeding issues. How does a parent carry out these duties while maintaining the “routine” family activities?
In these examples and so many other circumstances, telehealth could play a critical role in your family’s daily activities.
Community Health Plan of Washington Partners with The MAVEN Project to Increase Access to Quality Care
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), Washington’s only not-for-profit health plan offering managed care to Apple Health and Medicare members, today announced an exclusive partnership with The MAVEN Project, a volunteer-based organization, to offer physicians across Washington expanded access to medical specialists.
By Erin Allday, San Francisco Chronicle
“We want to be the organization that doctors go to when they’re retired or retiring, to be able to continue to make a contribution,” Green said. “We want to marshal this army of retired doctors.”
At the core of the Maven Project is telemedicine technology, which enables doctors to consult face to face with physicians in faraway places.
Dr. Deborah Brigell is an endocrinologist who practices at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (Atrius Health) in Boston. She previously practiced in Michigan and Illinois. After growing up in the Chicago area, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received a degree in social work. While working as a social worker, she took pre-med classes at night and ultimately graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and completed her internship, internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago.…