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Electronic health records

[ Fall 2008 ] Electronic health records could make care safer and save money. So why aren’t more doctors and hospitals using them? Boston internist “Dr.…

LEAD INVESTIGATOR Professor of Epidemiology Megan Murray aims to find out just how virulent extensively drug-resistant TB strains might be in healthy people.

TB superstrains

[ Fall 2008 ] Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis is research focus Covering 200 square kilometers of arid scrubland in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province, the rural district of…

A simple checklist that saves lives

[ Fall 2008 ] Fighter pilots use checklists to avoid deadly errors. Why not surgeons, too? So complex was the new B-17 bomber introduced during World…

ECONOMICAL Formerly a member of President Bush's Council of Economic Advisers, HSPH's Katherine Baicker now serves on the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Health Insurance Status and its Consequences.

Health insurance and Uncle Sam

[ Fall 2008 ] A proposal to make health care more affordable Though we Americans bicker about how best to fix our health care system, on…

2008 Alumni Award of Merit winners

[ Fall 2008 ] Standouts in public health tend to view big problems as boulders that must be rolled uphill, however steep those hills might be.…

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Harvard Public Health: Spring 2008

In this issue HSPH faculty members suggest ways the next U.S. President can level the playing field for all Americans. Extend a safety net…

7 ways to fight health inequities

[ Spring 2008 ] Premature death is more than three times more likely to occur in those at the bottom income levels of American…

Barry R. Bloom

From the Dean: To my successor

[ Spring 2008 ] As Barry R. Bloom prepares to step down, he offers some thoughts for the next dean of the Harvard School of Public…