Can hospitals be leaner?@STATnews take you insides the #Brigham’s “struggle to cut costs.”

More here. Over the past three months, the Brigham provided STAT un usual access to meetings of its top management and internal deliberations and documents.  This inside look shows how one of the nation’s leading hospitals is confronting the daunting financial and marketplace forces buffeting academic medical centers across the U.S. “This wasn’t about ordinary … Continue reading Can hospitals be leaner?@STATnews take you insides the #Brigham’s “struggle to cut costs.”

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Social determinants of health, data dominate Boston event hosted by Atlantic magazine

From Health Leaders Media The small crowd at Tuesday's "On the Front Lines of Healthcare" event in Boston included a patient activist, a state health systems analyst, and even a doctor who was in town for a gastroenterologist meeting. But the gathering, held in an airy space on 33rd floor of a downtown    high … Continue reading Social determinants of health, data dominate Boston event hosted by Atlantic magazine

Boston researchers find high #spending on docs doesn’t produce better care

A group of doctors from a range of Boston-area institutions looked at patient outcomes and physician. Their findings were published online via JAMA Internal Medicine.  Abstract here.  While the substantial variation in health care spending across regions and hospitals is well known, key clinical decisions are ultimately made by physicians. However, the degree to which spending … Continue reading Boston researchers find high #spending on docs doesn’t produce better care

Germs not bugs: Harvard SPH finds that not all the #microbes on the #Boston subway surfaces will make you sick #MBTA

Or, in more technical terms: Urban Transit System Microbial Communities Differ by Surface Type and Interaction with Humans and the Environment   https://youtu.be/LtX8BNpBdNc

Stat, the new (Boston Globe?) life science site, is up

After trickling into The Boston Globe in recent weeks, the STAT website is up. Looks impressive and has some big names on the masthead. (Can we still call it a masthead?) Congratulations to all. If you are confused about its relationship with the Globe, you're not alone. STAT is a new animal, digital first with … Continue reading Stat, the new (Boston Globe?) life science site, is up

#Boston #DoctorsWithoutBorders to hold recruitment meeting 9/21

Plenty of Boston health care workers are involved with the Lasker award-winning Doctors without Borders, including US president Dr. Deane Marchbein, an anesthesiologist at Cambridge Health Alliance.  They were cited for their work during the Ebola outbreak in Africa. They are holding a recruitment meeting on Sept 21 at the Boston Public Library  Commonwealth Salon 230 Dartmouth St. … Continue reading #Boston #DoctorsWithoutBorders to hold recruitment meeting 9/21

IgNobels and other upcoming health-related events in Boston

In Boston,  the students are back and so is the long list of health-related events, including the already sold-out IgNobels. Fold up some of your own paper airplanes and watch it via webcast next week. Saturday lectures are first come, first served. Thanks to the Boston Science and Engineering Lectures website for these links. Comments … Continue reading IgNobels and other upcoming health-related events in Boston