Massachusetts Medical Society: Research, Studies, and Reports

Research, Studies, and Reports

MMS frequently sponsors research on emerging health policy issues affecting the well-being of physicians and patients.

  • A Crisis in Health Care: A Call to Action on Physician Burnout March 28, 2019

    Burnout among the nation’s physicians has become so pervasive that a new paper published today by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard Global Health Institute, the Massachusetts Medical Society and Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association has deemed the condition a public...

  • Five things to know about the electronic health records mess March 21, 2019

    The U.S. government claimed that ditching paper medical charts for electronic records would make health care better, safer and cheaper. Ten years and $36 billion later, the digital revolution has gone awry. To read the entire News Medical article, click here

  • Sen. Markey, Pro-Choice Advocates Slam Title X Proposed Changes March 20, 2019

    U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, medical experts and pro-choice advocates slammed the Trump administration's proposed changes to the Title X program on Tuesday, arguing that withholding federal funds from centers that provide or refer abortion services "would turn back the clock" on...

  • MMS joins Sen. Ed Markey to condemn Title X rule March 19, 2019

    Dr. Carole Allen, representing MMS, spoke this morning at a press conference organized by U.S. Sen. Ed Markey condemning a Title X rule change.

  • MMS comments on Harm Reduction Commission’s report Relative to Supervised Consumption Sites March 1, 2019

    “We support the commission’s recommendation and recognize that there will be a myriad of obstacles to overcome on the way to the establishment of a pilot supervised consumption site in Massachusetts. We will continue to work with all involved stakeholders to bring the perspective of...

  • 2019 Award winners announced by MMS Committee on Information Technology March 1, 2019

    The MMS Committee on Information Technology is proud to announce the winners of our 18 th annual Information Technology in Medicine Awards. Each year, the committee extends cash awards to one resident/fellow and one student through a competitive process that starts in the fall. This...


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