Setting Our Sights on Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) will be the talk of the town when over 1,500 health care stakeholders—clinicians, industry executives, researchers, investors, and policymakers—gather in Boston next week at the 2018 World Medical Innovation Forum, hosted by Partners HealthCare.
Behind Marathon Monday, Hospital Preparedness Is Its Own Feat
As elite athletes and everyday runners complete the 26.2-mile physical feat of the Boston Marathon today, a logistical feat will also be achieved behind-the-scenes, near the race’s 16-mile mark. On the campus of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, all hands—from administrative to medical—will be on deck to ensure the safety and health of everyone involved.
ALS Clinical Trial Follows Path to New Treatment
Only two drugs have been FDA approved to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) since 1995. Now, an encouraging new treatment may exist in a phase 3 clinical trial of NurOwn, the first-ever stem cell therapy for ALS developed by BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics. And MGH is one of six national sites testing the therapy in patients.
Initiative Offers a New View on Patient Care Quality
Partners HealthCare has published a new set of quality measures that show a more comprehensive picture of preventive and chronic care outcomes and effectiveness by sharing new data gathered by doctors during the patient visit and recorded in the patient’s health record.
In the ICU, Creature Comforts Deliver Measurable Patient Benefits
Sometimes it’s not the latest technology or complex policy change, but the simplest acts of humanity that have the most significant impact on patients. In the intensive care unit (ICU) at Massachusetts General Hospital, that comfort takes shape with an elite group of therapy dogs who have paid visit to patients there for more than a decade.
New Partners Member Mass. Eye and Ear Remains a Pioneer, from Trial to Treatment
The oldest eye and ear, nose, and throat hospital in the country is the newest member of Partners HealthCare. On Sunday, April 1, Massachusetts Eye and Ear (Mass. Eye and Ear) officially joined our network, and will now enhance our patients’ access to the highest quality, research-driven care for eye and ENT conditions.