Flattening the Curve Key to Keeping Care High-Quality for All
Pick any regular day and you’ll find most health systems nationwide running close to full capacity. So an influx of patients associated with COVID-19 could not only tip that tenuous balance, but reduce the quality of care for everyone—COVID-19 patients as well as those seeking care for cancer, trauma, or pregnancy complications.
The Good Doctor: Why Clinical History-Taking Matters
In medical school and subsequent training, physicians are taught that taking a good clinical history is as vital as the knowledge needed for diagnosis—vital enough to set great doctors apart from good ones.
Normal or Not? When Memory Loss Is More Than Senior Moments
Early-onset Alzheimer’s is rare—only three percent of Alzheimer’s patients are affected before age 65. But with so few treatment options and a devastating disease progression, that statistic doesn’t always stop us from worrying about the condition when we have “senior moments” or brief periods of forgetfulness.
Partners HealthCare to Bring Care Closer to Home, Lower Costs
Partners HealthCare announced a plan to bring health care closer to where patients live, at lower costs. Partners plans to open four state-of-the-art outpatient centers that will offer a wide range of new health care options that better meets patients’ changing needs.
From Logan Airport, the Roots of Telemedicine
Today, telemedicine is a widely accepted premise as it rapidly takes on new applications across health care delivery. But in 1960, when the seed of the innovation was planted, it was a revolutionary—even out-of-reach—idea.
Bringing the Brigham Experience into Patients’ Homes
Can a patient receive high-quality, hospital level care in the comfort of their own living room? A recent pilot study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) was designed to deliver evidence to answer that question.