World Medical Innovation Forum Investigates the Impact of AI on Health Care
More than 1,800 health care leaders gathered in Boston recently at the World Medical Innovation Forum, hosted by Partners HealthCare, for focused discussions on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in clinical care. Below are some highlights from the forum’s three dynamic days.
Partners HealthCare Integrates State Opioid Monitoring Program
Partners HealthCare announced on March 14, 2019, that it has fully integrated the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Prescription Awareness Tool (MassPAT) directly into its electronic health record (EHR) system, becoming the first health care network to have the tool immediately available to clinicians at the point-of-care.
A Cue from Nature Yields a New Drug Delivery System
What does the leopard tortoise—a dome-shelled reptile indigenous to Africa—have to do with diabetes? New research co-authored by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology draws on the unique structure of that animal’s anatomy to inform a potentially groundbreaking way to deliver critical insulin.
Help Wanted: Businesses Must Join the Effort to End Opioid Abuse
Addressing the human and economic toll of opioid use disorder will require the shared commitment of private, public, and nonprofit sectors, according to a Boston Globe op-ed co-authored by Partners HealthCare President and CEO David Torchiana, MD, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts' Andrew Dreyfus, and Boston Medical Center's Kate Walsh.
New Fronts in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed nationwide through October, the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) is mobilized on several fronts to treat—and someday prevent—the disease, the second most common cancer in women.
The Digital Innovation Hub: Five Years of Incubating Innovation
A good idea is just an idea—until it finds champions to make it a real-life innovation. Institutions across Partners HealthCare are energized to embrace that spark. That was the vision behind the launch of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Digital Innovation Hub in 2013, when 72% of surveyed BWH employees said they had an innovative idea.