MedCity News July 5, 2022
Boston Medical Center launched a program dedicated to speeding up the timeline between discovering health inequities and implementing action plans to address them. The hospital has already made changes to its clinical guidelines based on the program’s research on preeclampsia complications among Black maternity patients.
When people hear about a healthcare accelerator, they usually think of an incubator program in which digital health companies receive investments for strengthening their technology. That is not the case for Boston Medical Center’s Health Equity Accelerator.
After being inundated with data on racial health disparities that continue to disproportionately affect Black and Brown patients in the U.S., BMC launched the accelerator in November. Its goal is to quicken the timeline between discovering inequities and...