Partners HealthCare Integrates State Opioid Monitoring Program
Partners HealthCare announced on March 14, 2019, that it has fully integrated the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Prescription Awareness Tool (MassPAT) directly into its electronic health record (EHR) system, becoming the first health care network to have the tool immediately available to clinicians at the point-of-care.
For Cancer Patients, Gaining Control Over Hair Loss Fosters Sense of Normalcy
For patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer, hair loss is one of the most common—and disruptive—side effects of the drugs, which concurrently impact hair follicle cells while targeting rapidly dividing cancer cells. In fact, it can deter patients from seeking treatment at all.
The Brigham Expands Available Care for Emergent Patients
In emergency departments (EDs) across and beyond Massachusetts, an increase in medically complex patients, presenting with symptoms associated with conditions such as substance use disorder and cancer treatment, are driving a nationwide ED space shortage.
Preparing the Practitioners: Spreading Global Health Through Education
In global regions disrupted by war, poverty, and natural disaster, newborn survival is a challenge, with nearly all of childhood deaths occurring in the first 28 days of life. Preventing those deaths can be as simple as a bubble CPAP, an inexpensive device that delivers critical pressured air into the lungs of a struggling infant.
A Cue from Nature Yields a New Drug Delivery System
What does the leopard tortoise—a dome-shelled reptile indigenous to Africa—have to do with diabetes? New research co-authored by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology draws on the unique structure of that animal’s anatomy to inform a potentially groundbreaking way to deliver critical insulin.
For Physicians-in-Training, a Boost to Work-Life Balance
A new Partners HealthCare parental leave policy enacted last fall is helping to ease the pressures faced by physicians-in-training who seek to balance the dual—and at times conflicting—goals of career preparation and family.