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News and briefs: Residents at Massachusetts General Hospital learn new model of care

Residency Program Insider, November 22, 2011

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law March 2010, calls for healthcare providers to form partnerships with other healthcare providers to offer patients a full continuum of integrated care. The goal of accountable care organizations is to provide patients with more comprehensive, yet less expensive, care. According to Ishani Ganguli, residents at Massachusetts General Hospital are exposed to this new model of healthcare. In her blog, Short White Coat, Ganguli describes one of the hospital’s resident rotations.


“I became one of four interns sharing responsibility for up to 24 patients. We took turns playing different roles in their care,” she says.


Ganguli also discusses the challenges—patients confused by multiple people in charge of their care—as well as the benefits—a greater sense of camaraderie among the team—that she has observed in her first six weeks of the rotation. To read more of Ganguli’s assessment, click here.



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