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Influenza Measurement Season begins for ACO Partners

ACO Partners, The influenza measurement season is upon us, which means all flu shots that are given now through the end of March will be measured in our quality review of February of 2019. With the flu measurement period not coinciding with the calendar year, we do not often have the opportunity to address the quality measure in a timely […]

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NCI to Host Series of DSRIP Performance Measures Presentations

The North Country Initiative will offer its partners a comprehensive analysis of the DSRIP performance measures during 3 presentations in the month of August. Over $30 million of the PPS funding is based upon achieving predefined performance results in 5 domains; CAHPS, ED & Hospitalization, Prevention & Access, Clinical Management, and Medication Management. NCI’s Data and Quality Analysts will lead […]


NCI Education Day a Success!

On March 11, we hosted NCI Education Day at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton, and more than 60 clinicians from across the region attended! We are very grateful to these doctors, nurses, care managers and other local health care professionals for dedicating their Saturday to learn about and discuss ideas for improving care in the north country. Local […]

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Making the North Country a Healthier Community

Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, North Country Initiative Celebrate Successes in 2016 When most north country residents hear about the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, they naturally think about soldiers, military families or the Army base here in Jefferson County. We’re proud of this association. FDRHPO was founded more than a decade ago to connect Fort Drum soldiers […]


NCI Welcomes Guest Speaker Dr. Amy Boutwell

On October 5, the North Country Initiative hosted a free “Dinner and Discussion” event for its partners in Watertown, NY, featuring guest speaker Dr. Amy Boutwell, who shared strategies for reducing hospital and emergency department readmissions.

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