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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Globe: BWH surgeon sues BWH over wife’s post-#hysterectomy #cancer diagnosis

The Globe's play on this story should say something -- Metro front rather than 1A.  Malpractice stories are tricky-- serious charges and a response penned by a lawyer, not a doctor.  (At 8 a.m., a complete version of the story was lingering on White Coat Notes, outside the paywall.) Note the Brigham's carefully worded statement … Continue reading Globe: BWH surgeon sues BWH over wife’s post-#hysterectomy #cancer diagnosis

Globe: Justice to investigate Partners Healthcare

The Boston Globe reports this morning that the Justice Department is investigating Partners Healthcare  for "anticompetitive behavior." In a letter sent to Partners and the state’s three largest health insurers on April 19, investigators from the Justice Department’s antitrust division demanded documents relating to Partners’ “contracting and other practices in health care markets in Eastern Massachusetts.’’ The … Continue reading Globe: Justice to investigate Partners Healthcare

Face transplants for soldiers

The Globe reports this morning that the U.S. military is sending them a group of injured soldiers to  Brigham and Women's for face transplants. Many of the veterans with damage to their faces were injured by improvised explosive devices and are recuperating at Walter Reed. Although some have other injuries such as brain damage and missing limbs … Continue reading Face transplants for soldiers