Professor Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, spoke with NPR about a simulation that the Harvard Global Health Institute developed and published that generates approximate, state-specific estimates meant to serve as a guide.
Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, is an author on the paper published in Health Affairs that has received media attention.
Faculty member Ashish, Jha, MD, is author and lead researcher on a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that takes a “careful and more comprehensive” look at the U.S. healthcare system. Learn about the somewhat surprising results of the study in this piece in The New York Times.
Harvard Pop Center faculty member Ashish Jha, MD, is an author on a paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine that has found differences in patient outcomes in those treated by female versus male physicians. Learn more about the study in these news items: U.S News & World Report, Vox, and in this press release by … Continue reading “Hospitalized patients treated by female doctors found to have lower mortality and readmission rates”
Harvard Pop Center faculty member Ashish K. Jha, MD, is author on a study that suggests that interventions focused on frail or disabled patients (examples of “high-cost” segments) may be a useful way to help providers control healthcare costs.
Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, shares his thoughts on what he considers to be the main cause of preventable medical mistakes (sloppy system) and what he thinks could help to minimize these sometimes deadly mistakes (a smarter system using more complex algorithms similar to Google) in this guest blog in Scientific American.
Harvard Pop Center faculty member Asish Jha, MD, has co-authored a JAMA Viewpoint in which the authors reflect on improvements made over the last 15 years (since the landmark report To Err is Human) and suggest that with better data, valid metrics, greater transparency, and better systems in place, health care can become even safer … Continue reading “How do we improve patient safety in the U.S. health care system?”
Pop Center faculty members Amitabh Chandra, PhD, Ashish Jha, MD, Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD, Joshua Salomon, PhD, SV Subramanian, PhD, and David Williams, PhD, are among the Harvard scholars cited on health inequalities in this Harvard Gazette article, the fourth in a series on what Harvard scholars are doing to address inequality in the United … Continue reading “Pop Center faculty share insights into U.S. health inequalities in Harvard Gazette’s series on inequality”
In this JAMA Forum. Ashish Jha, MD, a Harvard Center for Population and Development faculty member, expresses praise – and some words of caution – regarding a new government program dedicated to exploring the social determinants of health. The demonstration project, Accountable Health Communities (AHCs), will assess whether addressing health-related social needs among Medicare and … Continue reading “Ashish Jha JAMA commentary on new program focused on social determinants of health”
Harvard Pop Center faculty members Ashish Jha, MD, and Jason Block, MD, comment on the challenges that patients can face when in need of hospital care on the weekends and holidays in this Vox article.