Spaulding Website Redesign Prioritizes Accessibility
Accessibility is key to the care provided by Spaulding Rehabilitation. So when Spaulding recently set out to update its website, the many needs of its diverse populations—who face myriad physical challenges—were top of mind.
World Medical Innovation Forum Investigates the Impact of AI on Health Care
More than 1,800 health care leaders gathered in Boston recently at the World Medical Innovation Forum, hosted by Partners HealthCare, for focused discussions on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in clinical care. Below are some highlights from the forum’s three dynamic days.
How Frequent ED Visitors Can Guide Precision Care
It’s well understood that patients who persistently seek routine care in the emergency department (ED) generate higher health care costs. But a closer look can also tell us something about how certain patients receive care through normal channels—or not.
Advancing Public Health Data with the Nurses’ Health Study
As novel approaches to gathering and analyzing data emerge at an unprecedented pace, one of medicine’s most vital population health tools remains a 43-year-old survey sent exclusively to nurses.
Training a Computer to Read Your Mammogram
More than 500,000 women worldwide die of breast cancer, a statistic that keeps Connie Lehman, MD, Chief of Breast Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) awake at night. Her desire to change the statistic, she says, requires accelerated innovation. “We have to think differently,” she says.
Multidisciplinary Approaches to Limb-Sparing Innovation
Every day, more than 500 Americans lose an upper or lower extremity to amputation—a life-altering intervention with a range of associated complications and costs. What’s more, that staggering number is on the rise, driven by an increase in the number of Americans with diabetes, who account for a full two-thirds of amputations.