Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Achieves Top Clinical Quality Ratings
Chelmsford, Mass. (July 16, 2012) – Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, a multi-specialty physician group serving patients across eastern Massachusetts, proudly announces that its Chelmsford practice scored at or above the national 90th percentile ratings in important preventive and chronic care quality measures in the 2012 Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) Quality Insights: Clinical Quality in Primary Care report.
Harvard Vanguard Chelmsford physicians achieved MHQP’s highest possible rating of four stars in colorectal cancer screenings; depression management; cholesterol screening for cardiovascular disease; adult diabetes care; and breast and cervical cancer screenings.
The Chelmsford practice of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates is located at 228 Billerica Road (978-250-6000) and is currently welcoming new adult and pediatric patients.
Harvard Vanguard is an affiliate of Atrius Health, an alliance of six medical groups collaborating to make it easier for patients to stay healthier, and preventive care is a key part of its mission. Atrius Health affiliates also include Dedham Medical Associates, Granite Medical Group, Reliant Medical Group, Southboro Medical Group and South Shore Medical Center.
Massachusetts Health Quality is an independent, not-for-profit organization established in 1995 by a group of Massachusetts health care leaders who identified the importance of using valid, comparable quality measures as a way to drive improvement. Its membership reflects a broad-based coalition of physicians, hospitals, health plans, purchasers, consumers, government agencies and academics working together to promote improvement in the quality of health care services in Massachusetts.
About Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates is a nonprofit multi-specialty medical group providing care to 495,000 adult and pediatric patients at more than 21 offices across eastern Massachusetts. As an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Harvard Vanguard physicians are on the staff of Boston’s academic medical centers and community hospitals. Harvard Vanguard’s 4,100 employees, including more than 630 physicians and 1,000 healthcare professionals, are committed to making it easier for patients to be and stay healthy. Harvard Vanguard practices are among the highest rated in the state for clinical quality and accept insurance from most major health plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, Fallon Community Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Neighborhood Health Plan, Tufts Health Plan, and Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred. Harvard Vanguard is an affiliate of Atrius Health (http://www.atriushealth.org), an alliance of five non-profit community-based medical groups in Massachusetts.
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