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.
Priority Care for Vulnerable Populations: 2019 in Review
In 2019, our Connect with Partners stories considered health care and medicine from many angles, uncovering advances and opportunities for innovation in patient care and systemic quality improvement across Partners HealthCare.
Holiday Cheer, at the Hospital
For patients experiencing illness and the caregivers who show up to support them 24/7, how can holiday festivity be brought within the hospital walls? In the cancer unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Thanksgiving arrived in the form of a potluck with green-bean casserole and pumpkin whoopie pies
An Olympic-Level Boost for Adaptive Sports at Spaulding
As we mark the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on ADA Awareness Day, another milestone promises to further empower individuals with disabilities: In June, the United States Olympic Committee formally changed its name to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).
Climate Change Health Threats Awaken Physician Advocacy
The health threats of climate change—from asthma from decreased air quality to altered patterns of infectious disease—are well-documented. The issue is prompting typically advocacy-shy physicians—who are seeing the impact of climate change among their own patients grow to alarming rates—to mobilize.
Preparing the Practitioners: Spreading Global Health Through Education
In global regions disrupted by war, poverty, and natural disaster, newborn survival is a challenge, with nearly all of childhood deaths occurring in the first 28 days of life. Preventing those deaths can be as simple as a bubble CPAP, an inexpensive device that delivers critical pressured air into the lungs of a struggling infant.