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Weekend Links

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Creative Minds: A New Way to Look at Cancer Better Patient-Provider Communication Needed for Obesity Care Eugenics 2.0: We’re at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos by Health, Height, and More 6 Speaking Tips for Scientists and Engineers (editor’s […]

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Partners Healthcare to Introduce New Platform for Recording Patients Data

Partners Healthcare is launching a new online system, Connected Health Integration Pathway (CHIP), to make workflow easier for clinicians as well as to provide an easy platform for patients to securely record and share their medical information with their care team. CHIP will be used to integrate patient-generated health data into Epic Hyperspace, which is […]

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Revolutionizing Care at Mass General

Massachusetts General Hospital was established to provide care to Boston’s sick, regardless of socioeconomic status—an innovative idea in 1811. In the words of our founder, Dr. John Warren, “When in distress, every man becomes our neighbor.” We then became the first teaching hospital for Harvard University’s new medical school and have been redefining excellence in health […]

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Mass General Magazine 2014-10-08: Health Decision Services: Leigh Simmons and Karen Sepucha

Boosting the Voice of the Patient in the Medical Decision Making Process

In medicine, many diagnostic questions can be answered in yes or no, black and white terms. Is the pain in your back and legs due to a herniated disc? Is your cholesterol too high? When it comes to determining the best treatment plan for each patient, however, there are many more shades of gray. For […]

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New Study Details the Risk of Blockages, Bleeding and Death Among Patients Who Receive Stents: Five Things to Know

Researchers wanted to better understand the long-term risk of blockages, bleeding events and death among patients who received a cardiac stent. Here are five things to know about the new study recently published in JAMA Cardiology: A stent is a small, wire mesh tube (pictured below) that can strengthen a weak artery or open a […]

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Investigating the Mechanisms Behind the Healing Power of Therapeutic Touch

Patients have reported that the practice of therapeutic touch helps with their pain, stress, anxiety and sleeping trouble during hospital stays. Massachusetts General Hospital nurse researcher Amanda Coakley, RN, PhD, is now investigating how the practice functions on a biological level. READ MORE HERE

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