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.
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.
Partners 2.0: New Radiology, Credentialing, and Purchasing Approaches
A new, enterprise-wide radiology platform utilizing an advanced digital imaging system will unify all radiology departments and streamline care at acute hospitals across the Partners HealthCare system. The new platform will enable Partners providers across the network to immediately access any patient imaging done at Partners institutions.
Retraining the Brain Toward Mobility After a Stroke
A brain stimulation technique under investigation through Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the MGH Institute of Health Professions (MGH IHP) could offer new hope to the 800,000 individuals who suffer a debilitating stroke every year.
In Diabetes Care, Awareness Is Key to Adherence
As National Diabetes Awareness Month brings the condition to the fore, a new telemedicine program is helping physicians at North Shore Medical Center more closely manage their diabetic patient population—promoting better health and the prevention of complications.
Investigating the Root Causes of Chronic Pain
After injury or surgery, patients are often asked to rank their pain on a scale of 0-10, a way of evaluating a mostly subjective phenomenon. But what if a patient’s pain never fully dissipates? That’s the case for as many as 50 million Americans, who live with chronic pain.