Working to Sustain NHP's Long-Term Commitment to MassHealth
A story in the Boston Globe today reported that Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP), an affiliate of Partners HealthCare, and MassHealth have instituted a temporary enrollment freeze on new MassHealth members joining NHP.
Innovation Discovery Grants Target Therapies On the Bleeding Edge
This month, Partners awarded $1 million in Innovation Discovery Grants (IDG) to ten researchers within our system. The grant program was created to support breakthrough technologies developed by staff at Partners hospitals, and get those technologies more quickly translated into new devices, drugs or other treatments that can improve patient care.
Partners Weighs In On Soaring Drug Prices
No one can deny the important role that pharmaceuticals play in today’s health care system and in the lives of patients every day. In Massachusetts, we also know the significant contribution that the pharmaceutical and medical device industries make to our economic growth. However, such progress is not without costs.
“It Gives Me Hope” – An Interview with Biobank Community Advisory Panel Member Tom Fryer
Tom Fryer, a 69-year-old retired financial advisor, is also someone whose genes could be helping find cures for cardiovascular ailments. And cancer. And a host of other gene-related diseases that are in desperate need of a cure. It’s all because Fryer made the decision to contribute some of his blood to the Partners HealthCare Biobank.
Partners HealthCare, Boston Medical Center, Boston University Join Million-Strong, Nationwide Study of Precision Medicine
Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital are joining a nationwide research effort to “crowd source” medical information from no less than 1 million individuals as part of an effort to better understand disease and its cures.
Teaming Up to Address Mentally Ill Patients In Lynn
Thanks to a competitive grant from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, a new program is taking shape at the Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) that could have a profound impact on one of our community’s most underserved populations: patients suffering from debilitating mental health and substance abuse issues.
When Discussing the Market, Focus on the Facts
Much has been made of “unwarranted price variation” among health care providers in Massachusetts. Market dominance is often cited as the reason a business can negotiate higher prices. So, what’s the share for some of the Commonwealth’s major health care players within their relevant marketplace?
Personal Health Risk Scores and How They Can Improve Our Health Care System
Most Americans know they have a credit score and they know how to see what that score is. But, most Americans have no idea that they have been assigned a health-risk score by their insurer. If these were better known, and better constructed, health insurance markets in the U.S. would work more smoothly.
Physicians Day Connects Partners MDs
It was a day full of cutting-edge innovation, research, and recognition for leadership in medicine here in Boston as medical professionals gathered last weekend for the return of Partners Physicians Day.