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.
“Smart Dresser” Prototype Enhances Dementia Patients’ Morning Routine
Partners HealthCare researchers are committed to improving quality of life for all patients, including those who encounter significant challenges with everyday activities. For people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia disorders, the simple act of getting dressed each day can be a complex ordeal.
A Legislative Boost for Remote Stroke Care
For years, advocates promoted the use of telemedicine in stroke care, citing data pointing to its efficacy in fostering better outcomes and cost savings. Now, a new federal law—enacted thanks in large part to advocacy by organizations like Partners HealthCare, the American Heart Association (AHA), and the American Academy ...
Driven by Big Data
Big data is everywhere – including the Partners HealthCare System. McKinsey Global Institute has reported that “data driven organizations are 20 times more likely to acquire new customers, six times more likely to retain those customers and 19 times more likely to be profitable as a result.”