Building Innovative Bridges Across the Care Continuum
In a data-driven world, can analytics make health care more effective for the most vulnerable patients? It’s a central question for all of us as care providers. At Partners HealthCare, it starts with Partners eCare, our electronic medical record platform—the infrastructure for data-driven innovation within our care network.
Breathe Easy: Exosomes Swarms Among Immune System’s First Checkpoint
New Massachusetts Eye and Ear research gives new meaning to the expression, “the nose knows.” The study, led by Mass. Eye and Ear sinus surgeon Benjamin Bleier, MD, sheds new light on the nasal cavity’s pivotal role in the body’s immune response—and could lead to novel drug delivery mechanisms to treat conditions through the airway.
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.
Partners Researchers Recognized as Scientific “Wunderkinds”
What makes a scientist a superstar? The journal STAT has a theory. The publication’s “Wunderkinds 2018” list is out, highlighting unheralded heroes in science and medicine after an extensive review of nominations in the hundreds by STAT editors and reporters. On the list are three Partners HealthCare-affiliated physicians.
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.
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.”