Keeping the Lights on Through Winter Storms
With winter storms inevitably on the horizon in Massachusetts, a new Partners HealthCare preparedness initiative will help to keep our lights on—and vital patient services operational—through inclement weather.
Building a Brain To Trace Genetic Roots of Mental Illness
It may sound like a special effect engineered for the silver screen, but it’s a reality in Brigham and Women’s Hospital labs: mini brains, grown from human stem cells, that let researchers manipulate genes to study how certain mutations lead to mental illness.
The Digital Innovation Hub: Five Years of Incubating Innovation
A good idea is just an idea—until it finds champions to make it a real-life innovation. Institutions across Partners HealthCare are energized to embrace that spark. That was the vision behind the launch of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Digital Innovation Hub in 2013, when 72% of surveyed BWH employees said they had an innovative idea.
“Smart Dresser” Prototype Enhances Dementia Patients’ Morning Routine
Partners HealthCare researchers are committed to improving quality of life for all patients, including those who encounter significant challenges with everyday activities. For people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia disorders, the simple act of getting dressed each day can be a complex ordeal.
Driven by Big Data
Big data is everywhere – including the Partners HealthCare System. McKinsey Global Institute has reported that “data driven organizations are 20 times more likely to acquire new customers, six times more likely to retain those customers and 19 times more likely to be profitable as a result.”
Giving Donated Organs More Time to Give Life
Partners HealthCare is committed to supporting bold research endeavors that aim to improve patient care and quality of life. For the 120,000 patients on transplant wait lists for new hearts, lungs, and kidneys, every donated organ represents hope.