From the Boston Globe Surgeon Dr. Jane Mendez told Cajuste she had invasive ductal carcinoma,the most common type of breast cancer. The mass was baseball-size, too big to safely remove, Mendez told Cajuste, then 56, and her daughter, Yasheena Bey, during a tearful appointment. Chemotherapy to shrink it was where her treatment journey would start. … Continue reading Cancer on a tight budget and more: Catch up on #health news from the #Boston Globe and STATnews
From HBR, which has a three story pay-wall: Many factors make an organization prone to sexual harassment: a hierarchicalstructure, a male-dominated environment, and a climate that tolerates transgressions — particularly when they are committed by those with power. Medicinehas all three of these elements. And academic medicine, compared to other scientific fields, has the highest incidence of gender and … Continue reading Harvard Business Review on sexual harassment in health care
Story below came out this summer from ProPublica. Relevant to first responders to the Marathon bombing in Boston -- and first responders everywhere. You correspondent covered a session with the Orlando hospital workers who received the wounded More on that here: https://youtu.be/HA7pb6WsqL8 This article below was produced in partnership with WMFE, which is a member … Continue reading Can’t unsee it: #PTSD, Orlando mass shootings and health workers who responded
Troy Brennan spoke at an event in Boston on digital health and aging Wednesday. He emphasized that the merger between CVS and Aetna has yet to be approved. But, he outlined the CVS plan to offer more than urgent care. Troyen A. Brennan MD, Exec.VP and CMO of CVS about to speak on" Health Retail … Continue reading CVS CMO outlined a plan for “complementary primary care.” You’ll be able to get it in your neighborhood drug store.
The exclamation point is a red flag. Editors tell freelance writers to read the publication before pitching a stories. I guess the stakes are lower for PR email blasts. Below find a sample from senders the BHN directs to the trash. A few good ones get caught up in the screen. (Here's some help on … Continue reading The health press releases that go straight to the junk folder. Some good ideas with no Boston link. Lots of true junk!
It links to a Harvard study that make the same connection. This story also ran below the fold in the Sunday NYTimes business section. Care Suffers As More Nursing Homes Feed Money Into Corporate Webs Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News Publish by permission. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When one of Martha Jane Pierce’s sons peeled back the … Continue reading Is there anything worse than making money off old or disabled people in need of care? KHN reports on the #nursinghome shell game.
From health data pioneer John Halamka, who will be part of this panel: The new threats to information security and integrity are state sponsored cyberterrorism, hackivism and organized crime. Every CIO I know loses sleep over these threats. Let’s work together to identify emerging threats, implement best practices for mitigating risks and investigate promising new … Continue reading 12/5 live forum: Health researchers and payers are way ahead on big data. But, can they keep it secure?
One of the sessions at Saturday's Lown Institute annual conference was entitled "Corruption and Patient Harm in the Medical Industrial Complex." Today, members are meeting to develop a strategy to challenge all that. (More on their case in The Lancet,) Keynotes at the meeting outside Boston included global economist Jeffrey Sachs -- who spoke the … Continue reading #Lown2017 activists are meeting to talk about appropriate care and why our health system can’t deliver it.
STAT News reports that Partners Healthcare CEO Dr. David Torchiana was among the health care executive who met with President-elect Donald Trump Wenesday. Torchiana has been among those arguing that repeal of the law could disrupt millions of families who have relied upon it for insurance coverage. “De-insuring 20 million people, many of whom were probably Trump … Continue reading From today’s Boston Globe: Partners and Trump, health costs and another expensive drug
Stung by Yelp Reviews, Health Providers Spill Patient Secrets by Charles Ornstein ProPublica, May 27, 2016, 11 a.m. Burned by negative reviews, some health providers are casting their patients' privacy aside and sharing intimate details online as they try to rebut criticism. In the course of these arguments 2014 which have spilled out publicly … Continue reading ProPublica: Yelp, #Health and #Privacy