April 23, 2013
A new deal forged from the fallout of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in 2010 will bring mHealth tools to community health professionals along the Louisiana coast.
April 17, 2013
CIOs from three of Boston's elite hospitals discuss the role health information technology has played in responding to the two-part bombing that stopped the Boston Marathon in its tracks on April 15. The horrific tragedy sent hundreds of gravely wounded runners and bystanders to hospitals, where communication and coordination proved critical to ensuring top patient care.
March 15, 2013
AHRQ-funded health IT research has helped organizations provide better care in developing countries, a new report from the agency shows. The report spotlights what Boston-based Partners in Health has accomplished on this score.
March 08, 2013
Physicians Interactive, a provider of online and mobile clinical tools, announced March 7 that it will collaborate with Regis College and Partners In Health to improve healthcare in the most underserved regions of Haiti.
November 06, 2012
Twitter, the much beloved social networking site, is set to take on disease outbreaks, after the collaborative efforts of three informaticists yielded a new Web-based application tool available to public health officials.
November 06, 2012
Out of sight, out of mind, the familiar proverb goes. The people of Haiti know this; they live this. After the 2010 earthquake that decimated the country, killing some 316,000 Haitians and leaving some one million homeless, an influx of outside aid poured into the country. Today, much of that promised money has yet to materialize, and most aid groups have vacated. Haiti still remains the poorest and most disease-ravaged country in the Western Hemisphere.
October 16, 2012
Healthcare providers in some of the most underserved parts of the world are slated to receive some much needed medical support after Health eVillages announced today a new initiative that will deliver medical education via smartphone devices to clinicians in these remote areas.
September 04, 2012
Tufts Medical Center, its New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA) physicians network and the Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanguard Health Systems announced Friday their sponsorship of a new payment model, the Minuteman Health Initiative.
June 01, 2012
The Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit working to eliminate energy poverty through the use of solar power, today announced the successful installation of solar electric systems at 11 health care facilities and one hospital along the southwest coast of Haiti. Through collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of Haiti, the systems, with a combined power output of just over 38 kW, will help to improve the quality of medical services provided to more than 170,000 Haitians by powering lights, microscopes, centrifuges, autoclaves, vaccine refrigerators and other lifesaving equipment.
July 28, 2011
The Global Health Delivery Project has released 21 teaching case studies that examine the complexity of bringing life-saving technologies and care to resource-poor settings around the world.
May 12, 2011
When it comes to tracking disease outbreak, childhood immunizations, or illness during natural disasters, public health professionals often rely on health information technology systems to gather valuable data and alert clinicians and other healthcare professionals on life-threatening medical situations. Citing the beneficial role such health IT systems play in public health surveillance and management, HIMSS announces two finalists for its HIMSS Public Health Davies Award of Excellence.
June 29, 2010
Tufts Medical Center physicians are conducting live medical consultations with patients in earthquake-ravaged areas in Haiti from their facilities in Massachusetts.
February 24, 2010
Information technology is playing a pivotal role in the work on the ground in earthquake-ravaged Haiti as Boston-based Partners In Health tends to the sick and the maimed.
February 24, 2010
The reports out of Haiti are staggering. Some doctors estimate that perhaps 200,000 survivors of the massive January earthquake face the loss of one or more limb. Many observers have called the island "a nation of amputees."
January 19, 2010
Information technology is playing a pivotal role in the work on the ground in earthquake-ravaged Haiti as Boston-based Partners in Health tends to the sick and the maimed.