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.
Genetic Sequencing: What you need to know
Frequent visitors to this site know Heidi Rehm, PhD as one of the nation’s leading experts in genetic medicine. As the Director of the Partners Lab for Molecular Medicine and associate professor of pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, her work has been covered extensively in the media and on our site.
Collaborative ER-based Opioid Program Making a Difference at BID-Plymouth
At Partners HealthCare, we’ve made enhanced treatment and prevention options a priority for the communities we serve. We also recognize this growing issue requires resources from everyone, including political leadership, law enforcement, and other health care organizations.
PROMs: Using Patient Reports to Guide Health Care Decision-Making
Partners HealthCare is a national leader in pioneering the collection and use of a patient’s self-reported information about their health status. Called Patient-Reported Outcome Measures, or “PROMs,” the data are collected using clinically-validated questionnaires that ask about symptoms, functional status, and quality of life.
The Disruptive Dozen : Nanotechnology and Cancer Treatment
Nanotechnology, which is the science of engineering and controlling matter at the molecular scale, is no stranger to cancer treatment. In fact, nanotechnology and the cancer research field began to commingle as far back as 40 years ago, but only recently has the relationship seen an explosion of true progress and information.
Implementing an EHR: How Hard Can it Be?
Since July, 2012, Partners HealthCare has been moving forward with the implementation of a fully integrated electronic health record to benefit the patients of each of our member institutions. The timeline for implementing what we call Partners eCare across more than a dozen hospitals and hundreds of community-based practices was five years.