UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine, Center for Health Policy and Research

Publication Date


Document Type



Emergency Medicine | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Optometry


Optometrists across the country enrolled in the Southern New England Practice Transformation Network (SNE-PTN) have helped 22,765 patients avoid the Emergency Department, according to data reported from October 2017 through February 2018. That’s 4,445 patients per month who did not have to visit the Emergency Department because of SNE-PTN’s Emergency Department Avoidance initiative. SNE-PTN is led by the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UConn Health.


Health Care Reform, Payment Reform, Practice Transformation, Training

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Vision Expo 2018



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