Tag Archives: Medical

A medical student’s biggest fear

It was the last week of my EMS elective. I was incredibly lucky to ride with one of the EMS captains who was eager to take me to any call that sounded interesting. We were called to a possible stroke. An 82-year-old woman with sudden-onset unilateral weakness and expressive aphasia. The paramedic and EMT on… Read More »

Boston Medical Center implements SDOH screening tool in EHR

Boston Medical Center is able to gather social determinants of health information with an electronic health record-based model that screens primary care patients for unmet needs. The THRIVE model, developed by researchers at Boston Medical Center, leverages a one-page screener that patients fill out in the waiting room prior to their appointment. Then, a medical… Read More »