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.
New Program Provides Right Nurses at Right Time—for the Right Care
For every medical center—within and beyond Partners HealthCare—the staffing of nurses is a calibrated balance of several factors: numbers of patients, intensity of care required, and the actual availability of nurses.
Setting the Pace for Economic Inclusion in Our Community
As highlighted in posts on this blog, Partners HealthCare is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion, across our organization and in our communities. Now, with a newly launched initiative led by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, we join nine other organizations committed to expanding economic opportunity for minority-owned businesses.
A Look Back At Our Most Popular Posts From 2017
Here on Connect with Partners, we strive to share compelling stories from Partners HealthCare and the local and national health care industries with our readers. Our blog posts cover innovative patient care, pioneering research, legislation discussions, and other important health care issues currently affecting our communities.
From Volume to Value: The Mattress Pad as Metaphor
In fiscal year 2017 Brigham and Women's Hospital embarked on a $150 million cost-cutting initiative. This is just one slice of Partners HealthCare's overall forward-looking effort to reduce our operating budget by $500 million.
Heads of Brigham, Mass General Speak Out on New Health Care Bill
On October 23rd, the Massachusetts State Senate held a hearing at the State House to weigh the pros and cons of a new health care bill it is considering. A major component of the proposal would set a new target for hospital spending.