BWH Earns Another ‘A’ for Patient Safety in the Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Brigham and Women’s Hospital earned a second consecutive grade of “A” for patient safety in the Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, released by The Leapfrog Group. The grade reflects BWH’s record of protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The Leapfrog Group releases its grades twice annually. More details here.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Joins Partners HealthCare

Massachusetts Eye and Ear, a specialty teaching hospital in Boston with patient care sites throughout the region, is now a member of the Partners HealthCare system. The transaction closed on Sunday, April 1, following a rigorous regulatory review that ended in mid-February. Mass. Eye and Ear will keep its name and hospital license, and remain a not-for-profit charitable health care organization, with its own board of directors, executive leadership team, medical and research staff, and community outreach and fundraising activities.

Here Be Dragons: Dragon Medical One Upgrade Begins in June

This summer, the Brigham Health Dragon team will begin rolling out Dragon Medical One (DMO), which provides secure, cloud-based speech-recognition tools for providers conducting medical documentation (exception: Pathology users will remain on the Dragon Network Edition due to custom PowerPath integration product). In addition to delivering exceptional accuracy, speed and simplicity, DMO provides the ability to dictate notes using the app PowerMic Mobile on your smartphone (MobileIron required). The upgrade is scheduled to occur between June and August.

To ensure a smooth transition to Dragon Medical One, all users must not create new commands or command changes/customization after May 14 as these changes will not be converted into DMO.  To learn more, visit the Brigham Health IS portal or email with any questions.

2018 Brigham Faculty Pillar Awards

Nominations accepted now through May 21. This award program was established in 2013 to recognize Brigham faculty for achievement in one or more of the five pillars of academic medicine: mentorship, education, research, community service, and diversity & inclusion. This is an opportunity to nominate a colleague, mentor, and/or leader whose accomplishments merit recognition. Please email if you have any questions.

Click here for further award descriptions and the nomination form.