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Breaking Down Health Care Silos – Harvard Business Review

Executive Summary Health care silos — which block communication between emergency departments, primary care practices, dialysis units and other functions — are bad for patients and society. They inhibit coordinated care which contributes to high costs and poor outcomes. This is particularly evident in the management of end-stage renal disease (kidney failure) where potentially fatal complications… Read More »

Telehealth Is Improving Health Care in Rural Areas – Harvard Business Review

Executive Summary Rural communities, often amid stunning and isolated landscapes, are a defining feature of much of the United States. But those same landscapes can make it difficult for people to access health care. Intermountain Healthcare is addressing the pressing needs of people who live in rural areas through telehealth, which uses secure video and… Read More »

Harvard, Tufts, MIT stage 3-day humanitarian disaster simulation

“We have a saying in the simulation: ‘Rain is educational,’” Stephanie Kayden said, considering the cold, wet New England forest around her on a drizzly spring day. Across the surrounding landscape, 115 students from Harvard, Tufts, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology were getting a firsthand taste of life as humanitarian aid workers. Divided into… Read More »