All articles related to "Health Systems and Policy":

A MOOC spreads the word on global health quality

For Ashish Jha, teaching a massive open online course (MOOC) through the digital platform HarvardX was an opportunity to try a new model for learning. Rather than attempt to replicate the classroom experience, Jha, K.T. Li Professor of…

Epstein, Sommers receive health policy research awards

Two health policy experts from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health—Arnold Epstein and Benjamin Sommers—have been recognized as leading health services researchers by AcademyHealth. Epstein, deputy assistant secretary and head of the Office of Health Policy in…

Robotic driving systems need regulation

With automobile manufacturers racing to bring self-driving vehicles to the marketplace, policy makers need to get up to speed and start examining the issues surrounding the transition, according to Jay A. Winsten, associate dean of Harvard T.H. Chan…

Emergency room doctors busy, despite ACA

Doctors responding to an American College of Emergency Physicians poll released May 4, 2015 report more patients are seeking emergency room treatment since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect in 2014. One of the ACA selling…

‘Overkill’ in medical care

Overtesting, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment in medical care in the U.S. is widespread, with one recent study suggesting that 30% of care—amounting to roughly $750 billion a year—is wasteful. But there are signs that the Affordable Care Act, which provides…

A call for more access to surgery worldwide

Two-thirds of the world’s population—about five billion people—have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. In an April 26, 2015 Lancet article, Atul Gawande of Harvard T.H. Chan School of…