A Look at the Partners HealthCare Plan to Improve Access to Primary Care
At Partners, we’re doing what we can to improve access to primary care through four major initiatives.
In-the-Home Hospital Care Pilot Takes Off at MGH, BWH, Partners HealthCare at Home
In a Boston Globe article published this week, momentum appears to be on the side of a new “hospital at home” pilot being conducted by doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH).
Personal Health Risk Scores and How They Can Improve Our Health Care System
Most Americans know they have a credit score and they know how to see what that score is. But, most Americans have no idea that they have been assigned a health-risk score by their insurer. If these were better known, and better constructed, health insurance markets in the U.S. would work more smoothly.
Recovery Coaches, Progressive Care Drive Real Results in Battle Against Addiction
Addiction is a complex issue that touches every aspect of the communities we serve. At Partners, we also understand that the traditional treatment models, which considered addiction an acute disease, were too often ineffective.
Reducing Disparities in Care: Initiatives to Ensure Quality & Safety for Patients with Limited English Proficiency
The disparities that patients with limited proficiency in English experience during care are disconcerting, to say the least. For instance, patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), are more likely to experience adverse events such as medical errors due to communication problems, and are more likely to suffer physical harm when errors occur.
iCMP: Focusing on the Chronically Ill to Improve Care, Reduce Costs
Five percent of patients account for half of health care spending and patients with multiple chronic conditions cost up to seven times more than those with only one.
Why is Partners HealthCare More Expensive?
In the ongoing conversation about health care costs a frequently asked question is “why do some hospitals charge more than others for the same services?” The truth is, no two hospitals or health systems are quite the same. In this post are some of the reasons that care at Partner's hospitals costs more.
Annual Report Snapshot: The Opioid Epidemic
An average of 1,000 Massachusetts lives lost per year. Approximately 2.5 million people addicted nationwide. These sobering facts are the face of the opioid epidemic in this country today.
Why Research Preparedness Is Crucial to Emergency Planning
When hospitals assemble their emergency plans, the safety of patients, visitors, and staff is always a top concern, but at academic medical centers, there’s another important consideration to take into account: clinical research. Clinical research brings its own concerns in an emergency. Years of work can be lost if paper not...