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Serious Illness Care Program featured in The Economist

The Ariadne Labs Serious Illness Program is featured prominently in an April 29 cover story in The Economist, among the world’s most influential news magazines. The cover package, How life ends, includes a news story, A better way to care for the dying, with interviews with Serious Illness Care Program Director Dr. Susan Block, Ariadne Labs… Continue reading Serious Illness Care Program featured in The Economist

May 2 2017
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New Delivery Decisions Initiative targets medically unnecessary C-sections

Ariadne Labs has launched a new initiative to design and test a scalable health system solution to help reduce medically unnecessary and potentially harmful Cesarean sections. Nearly half of the C-sections performed may be medically unnecessary, exposing mothers and babies to significant health risks and adding billions in avoidable spending to the healthcare system. Prior… Continue reading New Delivery Decisions Initiative targets medically unnecessary C-sections

May 1 2017
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Study reveals how Lifebox pulse oximeters lead to patient safety improvement

Press Release: A new report published today in the journal Anaesthesia reveals the positive impact of the donation of Lifebox pulse oximeters and training to patient safety in Malawi. The year-long study investigated the effect of the charitable donation of 83 pulse oximeters, along with intense training for anaesthesia providers in their use, and management… Continue reading Study reveals how Lifebox pulse oximeters lead to patient safety improvement

Apr 26 2017
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South Carolina hospitals see major drop in post-surgical deaths with nation’s first proven statewide Surgical Safety Checklist program

For immediate release: Monday, April 17, 2017 Boston, MA – South Carolina saw a 22 percent reduction in post-surgical deaths in hospitals that completed a voluntary, statewide program to implement the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist. The findings of the five-year project between the South Carolina Hospital Association, Ariadne Labs, and Harvard T.H. Chan… Continue reading South Carolina hospitals see major drop in post-surgical deaths with nation’s first proven statewide Surgical Safety Checklist program

Apr 17 2017
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Researchers Find Vast Disparity in Access to High-Quality Primary Health Care in Haiti

Harvard researchers studying primary health care in Haiti have developed a method of analyzing medical facilities that could help developing nations the world over improve their healthcare services. The results were recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Dr. Margaret Kruk is the study’s senior author and serves as associate professor… Continue reading Researchers Find Vast Disparity in Access to High-Quality Primary Health Care in Haiti

Apr 4 2017
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Massachusetts Coalition launches novel effort to help people talk about what they want at life’s end

BOSTON–April 3, 2017–The Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care today unveiled #WriteYourScript, a digital quiz designed to be an icebreaker for talking about our wishes for care when facing a serious illness. The initiative coincides with the 10th anniversary of National Healthcare Decisions Day. The Coalition — of which Ariadne Labs is a founding member… Continue reading Massachusetts Coalition launches novel effort to help people talk about what they want at life’s end

Apr 3 2017
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BetterBirth team shares results at RCOG scientific conference

The BetterBirth team announced the findings of its childbirth quality-of-care research trial to the scientific community gathered at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists World Congress in Cape Town in March. The gathering of more than 2,500 maternal health clinicians and academics from around the world offered a first look into the data of… Continue reading BetterBirth team shares results at RCOG scientific conference

Mar 31 2017