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.
Tackling Medical Complexity with Advanced Care Management
Among a small subset of patients, chronic disease comes hand-in-hand with a range of complex social and economic circumstances, creating a tangled web of critical needs and an ongoing cycle of complications and costly interventions such as extended hospitalization.
Introducing the Partners Emergency Department Navigator Pilot
One of the missions of the Partners HealthCare Medicaid Accountable Care Organization, launched officially this March, is to meet patients “where they are” with services that enhance their access to quality care. A new program is helping by meeting patients seen in the emergency department, connecting them to appropriate services and supports.
End-of-Life Planning, Before the End of Life
Rebecca Lee, MD, a physician in Partners HealthCare’s North Shore Physicians Group, consults a cue card as she talks a patient through her goals for her last stage of life. Though the patient has a serious inherited disorder, her condition is currently stable—and that’s exactly the point.
Keeping Care Accountable for the Most Vulnerable Patients
With the official March 1 launch of Partners HealthCare’s Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO), a host of tools designed to better serve the medical needs of Medicaid patients will now benefit more of our highest risk patients in this population.
Specialty Pharmacy Offers Dedicated Support for Patients and Physicians
Enbrel. Humira. Sovaldi. Xeloda. For many people suffering from chronic inflammatory arthritis, gastrointestinal illnesses, and certain cancer diagnoses, medications like these can be highly effective in managing conditions and improving overall quality of life, but also very expensive and challenging to manage at home.