Mass General Brigham and Mount Auburn Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, announced that they are launching a collaboration to develop and operationalize a sustainable, multi-lingual, patient-centric virtual care intervention. The new ADVOCATE (Advancing Digital and Virtual Opportunities for Care Access Translates to Equity) virtual care initiative will identify barriers to digital health care among diverse populations, design better digital tools to address these barriers, validate the use of multi-lingual educational resources for patients (e.g., videos, tip sheets), and measure adoption of these resources in actual patient populations.
In collaboration with our partners at Mass General Brigham, our members now have free access to the Down Syndrome Clinic to You (DSC2U), an online service developed by Dr. Brian Skotko, MD, MPP, and the teams from the Down Syndrome Program and Lab of Computer Science at Massachusetts General Hospital. DSC2U provides patients with a personalized health and wellness plan that can be shared with their primary care provider to improve their overall health care journey. Keep reading to learn more about the clinic and Dr. Skotko’s mission to democratize healthcare for people with Down syndrome.
Mass General Brigham (MGB) has launched a campaign to collect more accurate and complete demographic data from its more than one million adult primary care patients. Continue reading to learn how this data drives MGB's commitment to improving access to healthcare programs and services.
June is pride month, and we’re celebrating all month long at AllWays Health Partners. It’s important for organizations—and individuals to use this month as an opportunity to identify ways you can support the LGBTQIA+ community long term. Whether you’re a provider, employer, broker, or member, we invite you to educate yourself about some of the current laws impacting the LGBTQIA+ population along with several supportive resources offered through Mass General Brigham and other organizations.
With more research, it's clear that physical and mental health outcomes are directly linked to patients' social determinants of health (SDOH): where patients live, work, learn and play. Keep reading to learn more about the data found along with the growing number of initiatives at the national and state levels to address social determinants of health.