Together We Can Make Health Care Better
The field of health care is evolving rapidly, and Partners HealthCare System continues to be a part of this change locally, nationally, and across the globe. Partners, its member institutions, and all of the people of Partners work together with each other and with the broader community every day on improving health care delivery, making it more accessible and affordable. The Better, Together stories in this section provide examples of how we are working to improve the lives of patients and enhance the environment in which we work. These examples align with our main mission pillars: patient care, research, graduate medical education, and service to the community.
The Graduate Medical Education at Partners HealthCare hosted a conference providing attendees a chance to brainstorm about what factors inhibit or enable innovation in GME, as well as ways to disseminate successful innovations through publication and advocacy for research funding and policy change.
Providers across Partners HealthCare are using an innovative program which offers patients a series of short, single-topic videos, featuring his or her doctor, allowing a patient to reflect back on what was discussed at an appointment or to prepare for an upcoming encounter.
Partners HealthCare, which has sponsored Camp Harbor View since its inception in 2007, has planned career education days each summer to introduce campers to the idea of working in the medical field.
In its new state-of-the-art facility, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital works with patients to help them get back to their highest level of function and find the strength to live their lives to the fullest.
Researchers at Brigham and Women's and Massachusetts General Hospitals are creating living tissue that will have application in diverse areas, from organ transplantation to muscle and cartilage reconstruction, and drug discovery.
Nurses across the Partners HealthCare are taking part in nursing innovation units to pilot new roles and care delivery models to improve patient care.
The Kraft Center for Community Health at Partners HealthCare is working to address health disparities through its Fellowship and Practitioner programs that foster enduring innovation and leadership in community health.
The Centers of Expertise offered through Partners Graduate Medical Education (GME) provide residents and fellows at Partners hospitals opportunities to learn about areas of health care outside the realm of traditional specialty-based clinical education.
Partners HealthCare has embarked on a 10-year strategic energy master plan to reduce energy consumption and improve efficiency at all Partners hospitals and buildings.
Two researchers, one from Brigham and Women's Hospital and one from Massachusetts General Hospital, are using brain imaging and hormone analysis to study why some people are more prone to eating disorders than others.