The Right Regulation for Patients: Advancing American Kidney Health
Thanks to a recent move by the federal government—informed, in part, by Partners Population Health—millions of patients with kidney disease will soon benefit from more comprehensive, patient-centered care.
Setting a Harmful Precedent: Proposed Rollback of Transgender Protections
At Partners HealthCare, we’re committed to making a positive difference in the communities where we live and work by increasing access to care and erasing health care disparities. Therefore, recent Trump administration efforts to rollback protections for transgender patients, enacted during the Obama administration, run counter to our mission.
Taking a Stand on Immigrants’ Health and Well-being
On October 10, the US Department of Homeland Security issued a proposed change in federal immigration policy that would have a major impact on the health and well-being of millions of legal residents – hundreds of thousands here in Massachusetts.
No on Question 1: The Consensus of Experience & Evidence
Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, Chair of the Partners HealthCare Chief Nursing Council and former Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, has seen it all in her 40-year nursing career.
Lasting Damage and Delays in Care: The Real and Human Impact of Question 1
The trouble with basing hospital staffing on a one-size-fits-all formula, without regard to actual patient needs, is that it could carry unintended consequences when a patient actually needs a nurse. The potential for harmful delays in transporting and transferring patients, as well as longer wait times, are real.
Widespread Harm on the Commonwealth: The Damaging Impacts of Question 1
Previously on this blog, we explained the deleterious impact the government-mandated nursing ratios included in Massachusetts Ballot Question 1 will have on patient care. There are numerous damaging effects that these artificial, one-size-fits-all ratios will have on health care quality.