Topic: health systems

Ensuring health care insurance

HSPH Professor John McDonough recently spoke to The Boston Globe about his new book Inside National Health Reform. McDonough, a former Massachusetts state legislator and executive director of the advocacy group Health Care for All, worked as a senior adviser on the…

Dean Frenk to join Commonwealth Board

Dean Julio Frenk has been elected to The Commonwealth Fund Board of Directors. The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's…

Strengthening African health systems

October 30, 2013 -- A group of current and former African finance ministers discussed ways to improve the management of public health systems at an early October roundtable convened by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the African Development Bank. Fifteen…

Should health professionals have coaches?

Tennis pros and opera singers benefit from coaching, so why not doctors and other professionals? Atul Gawande, associate professor in health policy and management at Harvard School of Public Health and a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, explores this…

Health care policy under a President Romney

If elected President, Mitt Romney would likely attempt to make major changes in health care policy, according to a Perspective published online October 10, 2012 in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Co-written by John McDonough—professor of the practice of public…

Health care in China: Progress made, more needed

China has made great progress on health care but still has much work to do. In a November 1, 2011 New York Times opinion piece, Yuanli Liu, senior lecturer on international health at the Harvard School of Public Health, praised China’s successful…

Building trust and collaboration in health care

November 14, 2011 -- Ten years ago, when David Shore first began offering a program for health care executives on how to lead their organizations through change, he asked participants a question: If the U.S. health care system is so good—with well-trained clinicians, access to…