Targeting Tumors, with Help from Data Science
Can a computer find cancer before an expert oncologist? New research suggests it can.
Training a Computer to Read Your Mammogram
More than 500,000 women worldwide die of breast cancer, a statistic that keeps Connie Lehman, MD, Chief of Breast Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) awake at night. Her desire to change the statistic, she says, requires accelerated innovation. “We have to think differently,” she says.
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.
Preparing the Practitioners: Spreading Global Health Through Education
In global regions disrupted by war, poverty, and natural disaster, newborn survival is a challenge, with nearly all of childhood deaths occurring in the first 28 days of life. Preventing those deaths can be as simple as a bubble CPAP, an inexpensive device that delivers critical pressured air into the lungs of a struggling infant.
Lowering Risks for Heart Patients with Fish Oil
New options for patients with cardiovascular risk come in the form of a newer medication recently tested through a clinical trial at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The drug, a prescription-strength form of purified omega-3 fatty acid EPA, was found to significantly reduce the risk of death in patients with elevated triglyceride levels.
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.