This year, Boston HealthNet is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Their commemorative anniversary video features our very own Chair, Dr. Brian Jack, who offers his thoughts on health care in Boston. The video highlights not only past accomplishments, but the powerful impact that the HealthNet collaboration continues to have among all of its partners and the City of Boston. http://www.viddler.com/v/a77a0828?secret=53506510
It gives me great joy to report that the newest class of five registrars (residents) have begun their training in our Lesotho-based Family Medicine Specialty Training Program (FMSTP). Following a model similar to that of South Africa, these physician trainees are based in four different hospitals throughout the northern districts of Lesotho and come together […]
SAVE THE DATE! Mattapan Community Health Center’s Annual “Rock The Boat” event featuring the Community Health Pinnacle Awards will take place on May 2, 2015. This year’s event will honor our very own Chair, Dr. Brian Jack. The event will take place at Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress Street, Boston, MA. For further information, call 617-898-9020 or email […]
Congratulations to Brian Jack, Suzanne Mitchell and Jessica Martin for the funding of a new 14.9 million dollar grant entitled “Project ACHIEVE (Achieving Patient-Centered Care and Optimized Health In Care Transitions by Evaluating the Value of Evidence)”. Dr. Jack is Co-PI and our BMC team is responsible for analyzing the readmission reduction experiences of hospitals […]
Results of a pilot study suggest that a virtual patient advocate (VPA) could help influence positive changes and help women have healthier pregnancies. Developed at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Northeastern University, “Gabby” is an innovative tool developed to deliver preconception care (PCC) to African-American women through interactive conversations […]
Physicians from the Departments of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) are proposing that current pediatric guidelines and practices could be implemented within a Patient Centered Medical Home model to address social determinants of health. The article, published in the Journal of the American Medical […]
Family Medicine physicians Brian Jack, Thomas Hines, and Carol O’Neil are listed in Boston Magazine’s annual compilation of Boston’s Top Doctors. The December issue showcases more than 300 physicians in 55 specialties who have been chosen by their peers as representing the best in Hub health care.
Medicaid is one of the fastest growing parts of the state budget. To tackle rising health care costs, Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration plans to stop paying hospitals with high rates of re-admissions when low-income patients return within 30 days.