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.
At a recent Reuters Event, Lindsay Jubelt, Chief Population Health Officer at Mass General Brigham and Chief Medical Officer at AllWays Health Partners, spoke about the evolution of the hybrid care model. Learn more about how our partnership with Mass General Brigham gives us a direct sightline into patient care—and how we are changing it to revolve around the evolving needs of our members.
Mass General Brigham has launched new programs to support patients with limited access to technology and digital care. The programs, piloted this spring as part of the Mass General Brigham United Against Racism initiative, are bringing digital resources directly to patients in high-risk communities. The programs focus on a three-tiered approach—providing patients access to physical devices like tablet computers, software technologies like web access and digital tools, and digital literacy training.
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.