Policies to Protect Patients and Caregivers
In light of widespread COVID-19 throughout the communities we serve, Partners HealthCare is taking every step to protect our patients, families and health care workers. To this end, we have implemented several changes in policy for the near term in an effort to contain the spread of this pandemic.
Produce with a Purpose: CSA Links Healthy Choices, Community Service
Multiple times per month, summer and winter alike, the third floor of Partners HealthCare’s Assembly Row, Somerville headquarters serves as a produce pop-up of sorts, hosting a pick-up location for community supported agriculture (CSA) shares for Partners employees.
Partners 2.0: New Radiology, Credentialing, and Purchasing Approaches
A new, enterprise-wide radiology platform utilizing an advanced digital imaging system will unify all radiology departments and streamline care at acute hospitals across the Partners HealthCare system. The new platform will enable Partners providers across the network to immediately access any patient imaging done at Partners institutions.
Taking a Stand on Immigrants’ Health and Well-being
On October 10, the US Department of Homeland Security issued a proposed change in federal immigration policy that would have a major impact on the health and well-being of millions of legal residents – hundreds of thousands here in Massachusetts.
Combatting Chronic Disease, Bringing Food Security to Communities
As the holidays approach, tables across the state will overflow with celebratory meals—but far too many will lack healthy, fresh foods, as they do all year. At Partners, we recognize the links between healthy food scarcity and poor health, and we have many initiatives underway to bring better food to our communities’ most challenged neighborhoods.
Economic Impact Joins Human Costs of Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic’s human costs may be incalculable—and we see that stark reality on the front lines of patient care every day. But what are the costs of the crisis to Massachusetts’ economy? A new report from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF), supported by a grant from RIZE Massachusetts, aims to answer that question.