iNDIGO Health Partners was named to the Inc. 5000 (#3435), an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, for the fourth time in 2015. The company’s revenue was $37.3 million in 2014, representing 95 percent growth over three years. It created 85 new jobs over that time period and today employs 165.
iNDIGO Health Partners awarded USDA grant to promote Telemedicine services
iNDIGO Health Partners has been awarded a federal grant by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to promote better access to health care in communities across northern Michigan. The company is eligible to receive $226,803 in matching funds to partner with hospitals in 13 counties in Northern Michigan.
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Bringing a doctor to a patient — even if they’re miles apart. That’s the idea behind Telemedicine. The United States Department of Agriculture awarded a grant of more than $200,000 to iNDIGO Health Partners to expand Telemedicine services to communities across Northern Michigan.
James Levy, PA-C, SFHM, isn’t a doctor. But he’s been a hospitalist for more than 15 years. A longtime SHM member who serves on the SHM NP/PA Committee and speaks regularly at SHM meetings, Levy finds the joy of HM is simple: It follows a patient from admission to discharge.
Team Hospitalist is the only reader-involvement program of its kind in hospital medicine. The advisory panel provides invaluable information about the current state of hospital medicine, including the daily issues facing hospitalists, group leaders, and their patients. Team members offer ideas for articles, assist writers with contacts and expert sources, and participate in monthly conference calls to discuss new ideas.
Years ago, I struggled with a difficult decision. Given the fact that the military disallowed dual training tracks, such as internal medicine/pediatrics (med/peds), I had to choose from internal medicine (IM), pediatrics (Peds), or family practice (FP) residencies. My personal history and experiential data remained incomplete and the view ahead blurry; still, the choice remained.
Over time, I’ve embraced the uncertainty inherent in most analyses. Such is the case with the current composition of specialties that make up hospital medicine nationwide. Available data remains in flux, yet I see apparent trends.
Given how many hospitalists moonlight, it’s no surprise that there’s a wide range of answers to that question. Many make the privacy argument that what people do on their own time is their concern, as long as their on-the-job performance is acceptable.
But others take the position that professionals owe greater loyalty to the employer that pays their benefits and provides their workplace training. At the very least, according to this camp, hospitalists need approval before they moonlight off-site.
When full-time hospitalists moonlight at different hospitals and health systems on their time off, is it anybody’s business but their own? Given how many hospitalists moonlight, it’s no surprise that there’s a wide range of answers to that question. Many make the privacy argument that what people do on their own time is their concern, as long as their on-the-job performance is acceptable.
“We find our retention is best if we can offer our providers flexibility”, James Levy, PA-C, SFHM