PRIME Program Community Meeting on June 27


'The Future of Telemedicine in Rural Health' is the main topic of the PRIME Program's second community meeting being held on June 27, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center.

"Getting public input is important as we develop and implement the PRIME program in our clinics. The program goals are to assure quality and efficiency in caring for our community. Telemedicine has the potential to make specialty care more available in our rural community. We want to know how our community members feel about using telemedicine and telehealth resources. I'm hoping we'll have a good turnout at the meeting," said Dana Tafoya, project manager.

John C. Fremont Healthcare District was recently awarded a 5-year grant for participation in the PRIME Program offered by the California Department of Health Care Services. PRIME stands for Public Hospital Redesign and Incentives for Medi-Cal. The funding is provided by the Federal Agency CMS-Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. JCF was awarded the grant to focus on Ambulatory Care Redesign, which is the Fremont Family Physicians, Fremont Specialty Physicians, and the Northside Clinic.

Quarterly PRIME community meetings are open to the public. The next two meetings are scheduled for June 27 and Sept. 26. They will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center. Participants are welcome to stay for lunch at the senior center following the meeting. The cost for lunch is $4 for seniors and $6 for non-seniors.
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