Making Medicine and Motherhood More Compatible
The demands of motherhood and careers in surgery are both widely understood. When the two roles are combined, the challenges can be daunting—as highlighted in a recent Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) study shedding light on the issues facing mothers in surgical training.
End-of-Life Planning, Before the End of Life
Rebecca Lee, MD, a physician in Partners HealthCare’s North Shore Physicians Group, consults a cue card as she talks a patient through her goals for her last stage of life. Though the patient has a serious inherited disorder, her condition is currently stable—and that’s exactly the point.
Smart Bottle Caps and Digital Apps: New Tools Help Patients Take Medication
“Take two of these; doctor’s orders.” Easy enough? Not according to recent data linking medication nonadherence—or noncompliance—to a host of complications and even preventable deaths. One estimate ties poor medication adherence to as much as $300 billion per year in avoidable costs.
Taking Pride in Partners’ Diversity and Inclusion Policies
June is Pride Month, a fitting time for organizations like Partners HealthCare to assess our own culture when it comes to diversity and inclusion. As we mark the first anniversary of our official gender and inclusion policy and toolkit, launched last June, we’re evaluating our progress and what we can still do to grow as a welcoming community.
Putting Higher Education Within Reach for Partners Employees
Partners HealthCare employees have a new pathway to advance their education, thanks to an expansion of a partnership with Southern New Hampshire University. The initiative builds on the accredited, nonprofit College for America program at SNHU, which has already helped more than 400 Partners employees.
Transparency Could Be the Key to Enhancing Trust in Artificial Intelligence
The decision-making capabilities of a primary care physician are generally fixed within a certain scope of knowledge; it’s simply impossible to maintain a specialist’s understanding of every disease state. Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to change that.