In this week's edition: "Innovation is the new standard," "MGH helps fight South Sudan medical education crisis," "Mass General website goes mobile," and more.

Stories in the 03/30/2012 Issue of Hotline

3D colon imaging technology wins Microsoft award

The MGH is among the 2012 recipients of the Microsoft Health Users Group Innovation Award in the “Health Collaboration” category.

Chaplaincy changes

Improving the quality and efficiency of spiritual care, enhancing patient satisfaction and strengthening relationships with patient care units are the core reasons behind the MGH Chaplaincy’s upcoming redesign.

Enterprise Clinical System progresses

The work being done to implement e-chart at the MGH and BWH will serve as a bridge to a Partnerswide clinical information system, called the Enterprise Clinical System, which will unify disparate systems across all Partners HealthCare entities.

In General: Anne Klibanski, MD

In General: Anne Klibanski, MD

Innovation is the new standard

As part of the Patient Affordability and Care Redesign initiative at the MGH and Partners HealthCare, 12 Innovation Units are now testing grounds for promising new strategies to improve clinical outcomes and enhance patient, family and staff satisfaction – while reducing costs and length of stay.

Mass General website goes mobile

Whether an iPhone, Blackberry or Android, it seems almost everyone owns a smartphone – a device that can be used to check email, browse the Web and download applications. A newly launched mobile version of the hospital’s website,, now allows smartphone users to access key information more easily than ever before.

MGH helps fight South Sudan medical education crisis

“Between the Earth and Sky” follows Thomas Burke, MD, chief of the MGH division and leader of its Southern Sudan Medical Education Collaborative, as he and his team recruit instructors from Boston and beyond to work alongside Sudanese counterparts to teach 400 medical students who dream of becoming the first generation of South Sudanese doctors.

What's Happening: March 30, 2012

What's Happening: March 30, 2012


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