Seeing is Believing: Following a Mass. Eye and Ear Therapeutic First
In April, we highlighted a pioneering Mass. Eye and Ear gene therapy treatment offering hope to a young patient with inherited retinal disorder. Though the surgical-first, newly therapeutic called Luxturna had yielded encouraging clinical trial results, there was no way to know for sure how it would impact the young patient’s eyesight—until now.
Patient Experience Summit Highlights Patient-Centered Care for Addiction
If the clinicians, quality specialists, and administrators gathered at the third annual Partners HealthCare Patient Experience Summit took away one message regarding treating patients with substance use disorders, it was this: Treat these patients as if they have any other chronic illness like heart disease, diabetes, or HIV.
Partners Looks to the Future, with Cost and Care Alignment as a Guide
As partnership talks continue between Partners HealthCare and Care New England, enhancing population health and value-based care remain guiding principles for Partners’ future, concentrated in the region.
Investigating Artificial Intelligence at the World Medical Innovation Forum
“This is what I call rock star city,” Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker told the 1,700 participants gathered at the World Medical Innovation Forum, recently hosted by Partners HealthCare. “I’ve never seen such a terrific collection of intellectual capital.”
Access to Your Health Information? There’s an App for That.
Partners HealthCare is empowering its patients through Apple’s Health Records feature and other consumer health applications so they can better manage their health. Patients enrolled in Partners Patient Gateway can now authorize parts of their medical record to be shared with third party apps—enabling them to play a bigger role in their own care.
Meet Your Microbes, and Climb Inside an Iron Lung: A Celebration of Science in Cambridge
Moving discovery from the region’s institutions into the community—that is the goal of the Cambridge Science Festival, a unique 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Partners HealthCare hospitals played a key role in helping the festival’s attendees understand the many ways that medical science impacts their lives.
With NIH, Leading the Way Toward More Precise Care
A national databank of genetic- and molecular-level insights that could guide how patients are treated and radically change care for future generations—futuristic pipe dream or tangible goal?
Telehealth: Affordable Care Friend…or Foe? A Partners Physician Weighs In
The health care access benefits of telehealth—care provided remotely through virtual technologies—has prompted physicians and policymakers to examine how its use can be expanded to benefit patients. As providers and health systems experiment with new applications, a key question has emerged: How will telehealth impact health care spending?