Topic: health systems

Having Medicaid increases emergency room visits

Unique study on Oregon’s citizens sheds light on critical care in the U.S. For immediate release: January 2, 2014 Boston, MA -- Adults who are covered by Medicaid use emergency rooms 40 percent more than those in similar circumstances who do not…

Millions harmed each year from unsafe medical care

For immediate release: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Boston, MA — More than 43 million people are injured worldwide each year due to unsafe medical care, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). These injuries result in the…

HSPH students study electronic health records in China

April 2013 — In January 2013, 12 HSPH students travelled to the Minhang District in Shanghai, China to study how electronic health records were implemented. The Winter Session trip was sponsored by the HSPH China Initiative.