Introducing the Partners Emergency Department Navigator Pilot
One of the missions of the Partners HealthCare Medicaid Accountable Care Organization, launched officially this March, is to meet patients “where they are” with services that enhance their access to quality care. A new program is helping by meeting patients seen in the emergency department, connecting them to appropriate services and supports.
High-Tech Ride Sharing Service Solves Low-Tech Access Problem
One of the ways in which Partners HealthCare is working to enhance care quality is by addressing the “social determinants” of health—those factors within a person’s environment and lifestyle that impact their ability to access good health. High on the list of barriers within these social determinants: transport to health care providers.
Better Perinatal Outcomes: More Than Meets the Eye
At the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Connors Center for Women’s Health, the cries of healthy babies are a typical day’s soundtrack—but these sweet sounds often belie the deeper struggles women and families can experience on the road to parenthood.
Summer Eats: Bridging the Massachusetts Summer Meal Gap
At libraries, community centers, pools, parks, and schools, children across Massachusetts are lining up this summer—not for a special event, but for something more essential: access to free meals.
At MGH Clinic, Every Day’s a School Day
A typical day for nurse practitioner Jordan Hampton, MSEd, MSN, RN, CPNP, runs the gamut. Among her patients at the Chelsea High School Student Health Center, a satellite of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Chelsea HealthCare Center, she sees everything from strep throat to issues around sexual health.
Leading the Conversation Around Population Health
Partners HealthCare recently convened two symposia focused on bringing insights and underscoring our commitment to fostering meaningful improvements and better outcomes.
Can You Print a Pancreas?
If Brigham and Women’s Hospital Associate Bioengineer Yu Shrike Zhang, PhD, has anything to do with it, that low-tech problem will someday be solved with high-tech printing technology.
MGH Physicians Help Solve an Ancient Mummy Mystery
A typical day for physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital can often feel anything but typical, as they diagnose and treat patients with a range of conditions. Occasionally, though, a situation throws a curveball to even the most practiced physician. That was the case when MGH physicians played a role in solving a 4,000-year-old mummy mystery.
At Spaulding, Defying Gravity to Defy the Odds
Patients undergoing rehabilitation for injuries and illnesses often must defy daunting obstacles to regain mobility and independence. Now, with a high-tech treatment modality in use at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (Spaulding), some patients are even defying gravity.