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.
An Extension of the Care Team, a Lifeline for Patients with Addictions
Chuck Tuttle doesn’t interact directly with patients very often. Yet his impact on care for patients with substance use disorders (SUDs) within Partners HealthCare is, in many instances, life-changing—even life-saving.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital: Preparing to Weather Any Storm
To kick off National Preparedness Month, we're bringing news of an exciting development on Nantucket. As construction of the new Nantucket Cottage Hospital continues, the building’s elements are designed to withstand change—seasonal-to-year-round population fluctuation, the evolving health care landscape, and (literally) the winds of change.
Smart Bottle Caps and Digital Apps: New Tools Help Patients Take Medication
“Take two of these; doctor’s orders.” Easy enough? Not according to recent data linking medication nonadherence—or noncompliance—to a host of complications and even preventable deaths. One estimate ties poor medication adherence to as much as $300 billion per year in avoidable costs.
Combatting the Opioid Epidemic, By Increasing Access to Life-Saving Treatments
Partners HealthCare member Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP) is launching a first-of-its kind initiative to increase access to life-saving treatments for those struggling with substance use disorders.