How Community Partnerships Can Help End Food Insecurity (Part 2)

In part two, we take a close look at how the Greater Boston Food Bank has developed a scalable model that community health centers might use to address food insecurity in their communities.

September 21, 2016

How Community Partnerships Can Help End Food Insecurity (Part 1)

In part one of a two-part series, we discuss how food insecurity in the US is a preventable condition in need of attention and creative, multidisciplinary solutions.

September 20, 2016

Providing A Safe Space And Medical Monitoring To Prevent Overdose Deaths

Opioid overdoses have become the leading cause of death among patients at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. In April 2016, the BHCHP opened an observation and treatment facility to reduce the harms associated with ongoing drug use and provide a safe alternative to the street for...

August 31, 2016

Overcoming Lower-Income Patients’ Concerns About Trust And Respect From Providers

The Right Place, Right Time research initiative interviewed vulnerable patients to learn their most urgent concerns about the health care system. They reported widespread distrust of the health care system and felt that they were seen as “less than” by health care professionals.

August 11, 2016

Medicaid Expansion: Driving Innovation In Behavioral Health Integration

The Medicaid expansion is playing a critical role in driving integration and improvement in behavioral health care. Two provider systems in Kentucky and Nevada illustrate some of the innovative approaches that improve the quality of behavioral health care at safety-net institutions.

July 5, 2016

Hearing Aids And The Sound Of Mobile Health Disruption

Health care incumbents are losing at the app game and it may be time to give more freedom to the forces of disruption. Recent developments in the markets for hearing aids suggest some answers and even a possible regulatory approach to the broader and burgeoning category of mobile health apps...

June 17, 2016

The Innovative Potential Of Venture-Backed Primary Care

Wide-spread innovation in primary care has been constrained by financing structures that incent the piecemeal, volume-driven delivery of clinical services. Dissatisfied with the pace of change, a handful of primary care leaders have approached primary care transformation through a radically...

May 16, 2016

An Innovative Patient-Centered Total Joint Replacement Program

More than 1 million hip and knee replacements are performed each year, but despite the general success of replacements, approximately 20 percent of recipients of well-done replacements are unsatisfied. Blue Shield of CA has developed an innovative joint replacement program to address surgical...

March 28, 2016

English Developments In Value-Based Care: The Beginnings Of A Revolution?

English developments with value-based and ACO-like care in the NHS are less prevalent and much less well documented than in the US. Nevertheless, significant lessons are beginning to emerge, some of which may have relevance internationally.

March 16, 2016

States Taking Action To Break The Link Between Chronic Disease And Maternal Death

Maternal deaths in the U.S. are on the rise, even as they have declined nearly everywhere else in the world. Women who die from pregnancy or childbirth complications have disproportionately high rates of chronic disease.

February 19, 2016