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.
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.
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?
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.