Topic: health systems

Hsiao helps Vermont overhaul its health care system

The economic climate and demographic shifts around the globe have pushed the work of William Hsiao, the K.T. Li professor of economics at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), to the forefront of international health policy, impacting millions of lives around the…

Health care rationed in the U.S., HSPH ethicist says

Daniel Wikler, Mary B. Saltonstall professor of population ethics and professor of ethics and population health, was interviewed Dec. 17, 2010, on Public Radio International’s The World, about health care rationing. The interview was part of a week-long series, “Rationing Health,” which…

Applying global health lessons to U.S. health care

May 17, 2013 — The conversation around health care policy in the United States, mired as it is in partisan bickering, has gone off course from what should be its larger goal — building the foundation of a secure and prosperous society,…

Technology crucial to give patients a "medical home"

September 20, 2011 -- HSPH Expert Outlines Key Ways to Improve Health Care Delivery Of the many problems facing health care in the United States, critics say one of the biggest is that patient care isn’t well coordinated. It’s easy, for example, for…

Experts lay out future of health IT at PHAT conference

May 5, 2011 -- Paper medical records—the 19th century tools still used by most 21st century medical providers—are a big part of what’s ailing the United States’ health care system, HSPH Assoc. Prof. Ashish Jha told an audience of representatives from academia, government, and industry…

New patient-centered vision emerging in U.S. primary care

“Primary care may just be the most exciting place to be in medicine in the near future,” HSPH Professor John McDonough writes in his latest Health Stew blog post, published September 12, 2012 on Boston.com. New models for structuring care that are…

Progress, but challenges in reducing racial disparities

September 19, 2013 -- Disparities between blacks and whites in the U.S. remain pronounced—and health is no exception. A panel of experts at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) discussed these disparities—what they are, why they persist, and what to do about…

U.S. health care system needs reform now, says expert panel

New IOM report cites 75,000 unnecessary deaths, $750 billion wasted Problems in the U.S. health care system pose a serious threat to Americans’ health and economic security, according to a report by the Institute of Medicine issued September 6, 2012. The authors…