The Future of Digital Health Is…Human
In the past century, medical advances have added 25 years to our lifespan, and yet, Partners Vice President for Connected Health Joseph Kvedar, MD, notes that we have not done enough to ensure individuals are living vibrant, productive, healthy lives as we age.
Enhancing Patient Care With Care New England
Partners HealthCare is committed to strengthening patient care throughout the region. With intent to enter into a definitive agreement with Care New England Health System (CNE) announced this morning, we will outline details and plans to welcome several locations across Rhode Island into the Partners network.
Enhancing Primary Care, By Teaching Those Who Treat
Twice each month, a group of Partners HealthCare primary care doctors, nurse practitioners, behavioral health support specialists, social workers, addiction specialists, and other providers gather virtually. On the agenda: how best to assess, treat, and triage patients in primary care settings with substance use disorders.
Setting the Pace for Economic Inclusion in Our Community
As highlighted in posts on this blog, Partners HealthCare is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion, across our organization and in our communities. Now, with a newly launched initiative led by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, we join nine other organizations committed to expanding economic opportunity for minority-owned businesses.
Medicaid Program Brings New Focus on Social Factors of Health
What does one’s method of transportation to and from work have to do with their health? Quite a bit, according to a growing body of evidence showing that social and economic factors—such as education, food security, housing, and income, and the environment—along with health behaviors can account for a full 80 percent of a person’s health outcomes.
Reflecting and Strategizing to Improve Diversity in Leadership
As the Commonwealth’s largest employer with over 73,000 employees, Partners HealthCare has committed to expanding and supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We recognize that this goal is of utmost importance, which is why we are striving to raise awareness of current challenges and share strategies for success.
Multi-Center Team Meets Unmet Pediatric Need
As advances in medical implants help children with structural heart defects live longer, healthier lives, a challenge of treatment has been the implants’ size: fixed, and unable to expand as children grow. As a result, these children have had to endure a multitude of life-saving surgeries to re-repair or replace leaking heart valves.
A Collaborative Effort for Better Care: System-wide Sepsis Initiative
Collaboration is the essence of Partners HealthCare’s mission. Across our hospitals and 6,000 physicians, efforts are underway—every day—to enhance quality for our patients through interdisciplinary partnerships that uncover new insights and strengthen our standards of care.
Partners Integrated Care Management Program Celebrates Five Years
On December 8, the Partners HealthCare Integrated Care Management Program (iCMP) had a lot to celebrate. This year’s annual iCMP All Team Gathering commemorated the program’s 5-year-anniversary by highlighting achievements of staff members and looking forward toward expansions and project goals.