New Initiative Helps Bring Homes, Hope to Homeless Population
Homelessness in Boston is a crisis with many sides and many stakeholders. It’s a problem with social, health, and economic implications—and a new, Partners HealthCare-supported initiative launched by Mayor Martin J. Walsh aims to address it on all fronts.
Fueled by Complexity, Research Yields New Hope for Epilepsy
Ellen J. Bubrick, MD, has never shied from complexity—in fact, that’s what drew the Brigham and Women’s Hospital researcher and epilepsy surgery program director to neurology in the first place. Complexity led Dr. Bubrick to target her research toward helping patients with uncontrolled epilepsy that is unresponsive to conventional treatment.
To Meet Patients’ Expectations, Take a Page from Retailers
Consumers today are accustomed to streamlined service and rapid response—expecting choice, convenience, access, and quality when they shop for both goods and services. But when it comes to health care, consumers’ digital-based expectations are mismatched with what care providers can actually provide.
At MGH, a Massachusetts First for Opioid-Addicted Patients
When patients with diabetes or high blood pressure present in the emergency department (ED), physicians can offer medications for treatment. For opioid-addicted patients, however, ED doctors are rarely able to offer the standard-of-care medication buprenorphine, despite its demonstrated efficacy in easing addiction’s grip.
Home, Safe Home: Benefits of Care Beyond the Hospital
For acutely ill adult patients, does care in the comfort of home deliver the same outcomes as hospital care? That was the essential question of a recent Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) pilot study, the first randomized, controlled clinical trial in the nation to test the impact of home-based hospital care on care quality, safety, and costs.
New Executive Director Harnesses the Potential of Partners' Clinical Trials
For patients seeking treatment for a wide range of challenging conditions, Partners HealthCare’s wealth of clinical trials offer access to novel therapies or treatment strategies otherwise unavailable in the normal course of care.
"One Brave Idea" to Eliminate Coronary Heart Disease
Imagine if we lost the entire population of New York City every year. That's essentially the impact that coronary heart disease (CHD) has as the world's number-one killer, claiming more than 7 million lives annually. What if we could prevent these deaths by changing the way we identify and treat the signs of CHD?
Breaking Down Barriers with Brain Research
To those untrained in neuroscience’s inner workings, the blood-brain barrier is not a well-known feature of the brain’s anatomy. To Brigham and Women’s Hospital researcher Choi-Fong Cho, PhD, however, it is the center around which her laboratory revolves.