Combatting the Opioid Epidemic, By Increasing Access to Life-Saving Treatments
Partners HealthCare member Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP) is launching a first-of-its kind initiative to increase access to life-saving treatments for those struggling with substance use disorders.
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.
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.
Breaking Down Barriers to Map the Brain—and Better Treat Depression
For one Massachusetts General Hospital researcher, the crusade to help adolescents with anxiety and depression find hope is matched in significance only by a determination to help give women a rightful place at the bench in STEM research fields.
RIZE Grant Recipients to Tackle Opioid Addiction with Innovation
Six organizations battling opioid use disorders on the frontlines of Massachusetts’ communities will soon have reinforcements in the form of $50,000 design grants awarded this week by RIZE Massachusetts.
Specialized Team Fights Opioid Addiction at Newton-Wellesley Hospital
This past month, the city of Newton and Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH) revealed plans to collaborate on a new public-private partnership called the Substance Abuse Disorders Service team that will work within the hospital and the community to fight the growing opioid epidemic.
Our View: Crafting an Effective Response to the Opioid Crisis
In 2016, 8 in 12 Massachusetts residents who died from an opioid overdose had been prescribed opioids in the period leading up to their death. It’s uncomfortable to admit, but the data proves it: health care is a big part of the country’s opioid epidemic.
Boston Basics Uses Proven Science to Educate Parents and Shrink the Achievement Gap
Boston Basics, the early childhood development initiative co-founded by Wendell Knox and funded by the Black Philanthropy Fund, has a grand science-backed plan for shrinking the achievement gap that focuses on one key mantra: keep things simple.
4th Annual Trauma-Informed Care Symposium Highlights Pervasive New Culture at Partners Institutions
Trauma can have significant, long-term negative effects on health and mental health. The experience of adverse events – both physical and emotional – as well as negative incidents, like substance abuse and mental health, can cause distress for individuals, communities, and populations that can be felt across generations.