Specialty Pharmacy Offers Dedicated Support for Patients and Physicians
Enbrel. Humira. Sovaldi. Xeloda. For many people suffering from chronic inflammatory arthritis, gastrointestinal illnesses, and certain cancer diagnoses, medications like these can be highly effective in managing conditions and improving overall quality of life, but also very expensive and challenging to manage at home.
Pain Reliever: Helping Researchers Meet Demanding Patient Recruitment Goals
Brigham and Women’s Heather Baer, ScD, is the principal investigator of a study looking at three strategies for weight management in the primary care setting. Dr. Baer is just one of the hundreds of investigators at Partners HealthCare working to address a health care challenge through clinical research.
Accountable Care, Artificial Intelligence, and More: A Dynamic Health Care Dialogue
From industry consolidation to disruptive technology, a range of pressing health care topics were central to the conversation at the Boston Business Journal's Power Breakfast on February 15. Partners HealthCare President and CEO David Torchiana, MD, was one of four health care leaders participating in the panel discussion.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Makes Its Mark in Community Care
As CEO of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Michael R. Jaff, D.O., is adding to the expansive list of assets that have long made the medical center a best-kept secret in the community he calls home.
Changing the Conversation Around Health Care Policy
For decades, health care reform in Washington, DC has been mired in partisan politics, often limiting policymakers' ability to enact solutions that enhance quality and access. A new effort aims to break the gridlock and deliver affordable, quality care-and Partners HealthCare has a seat at the table.
Care Coordination Navigates Kidney Patients Away from Hospital Stays
For patients with end-stage renal disease—advanced chronic kidney disease that necessitates dialysis for survival—complications and hospitalization present a persistent threat. Often faced with comorbidities such as diabetes or vascular disease, patients require treatment from a patchwork of providers—which can result in fragmented, redundant care.
More Flu, Fewer IVs Spark Ingenuity at Mass General
On a given day, most of Massachusetts General Hospital's 1,000 beds are typically spoken for. During this high-volume flu season in the Commonwealth, however, a single empty bed can be impossible to find. The influx of flu patients, combined with a Hurricane Maria-induced IV bag shortage, has forced many area hospitals to think creatively.
Collaborative Effort: Neurospine Consortium Sheds Light on Surgical Best Practices
Among spinal surgeries, fusion procedures for lumbar spine disorders are exceedingly common—and costly. Though these procedures typically comprise a common framework—minimize pressure on the nerves, stabilize the spine, introduce any necessary implants for stabilization—substantial variety can be found in surgical approaches and surrounding care.