HUBweek Returns for Second Annual Celebration of Boston as a Center of Medical and Technology Innovation
HUBweek is back again this year for a second installment of one of Boston’s biggest gatherings for the best and brightest in the fields of science, technology and medicine.
What Good Health Care Looks Like
Massachusetts policymakers can rightly be proud that a once-pressing health care problem, a lack of health insurance coverage for hundreds of thousands of people, has been virtually eliminated.
Summer Food Service Program Keeps Kids Nourished When School Lunch Isn’t an Option
Once again this summer, Partners HealthCare helped to provide nutritious meals to thousands of low-income children throughout Massachusetts.
Recovery Coaches, Progressive Care Drive Real Results in Battle Against Addiction
Addiction is a complex issue that touches every aspect of the communities we serve. At Partners, we also understand that the traditional treatment models, which considered addiction an acute disease, were too often ineffective.
Price Variation in Health Care: Three Things to Consider
This week, the state turns its eye toward the complex issue of price variation. A diverse group of stakeholders has been appointed to examine the issue and debate what -- if any -- changes need to be made in the way that different health care providers get paid for the services they provide.
Encouraging News on Health Care Costs in Massachusetts
This week, a new state report offered encouraging news on health care spending growth in Massachusetts. Growth in health care expenditures rose by about 3.9% last year, marking the third consecutive year cost growth in Massachusetts has been below 5%.
Reducing Disparities in Care: Initiatives to Ensure Quality & Safety for Patients with Limited English Proficiency
The disparities that patients with limited proficiency in English experience during care are disconcerting, to say the least. For instance, patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), are more likely to experience adverse events such as medical errors due to communication problems, and are more likely to suffer physical harm when errors occur.