Harvard Public Health NOW

October 30, 2009

(sherman_lecture_23_thumb.jpg)Health Systems Improvement Necessary for Good Health Care Reform, Says Berwick

Health care reform may do more harm than good unless attention is paid to improving health “systems,” according to Donald Berwick, president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and professor in the HSPH Department of Health Policy and Management, who gave the annual Dr. Herbert Sherman Memorial Lecture on October 13 in the Kresge cafeteria. The event was sponsored by the Office of the Dean.

Also in this issue

(computer_thumb_a.jpg)Impact of Electronic Medical Records Discussed

Implementation of electronic medical records by U.S. hospitals and doctors’ offices could save from $80 billion to $100 billion per year in healthcare costs, but if it is not done properly, it might not improve the quality of care being delivered, according to Ashish Jha, associate professor of health policy and management at HSPH.

(ellie5589originalsize_thumb.jpg)Ellie Starr Aims to Put Global Health on Donors' Agenda

The global public health agenda is in the hearts and minds of the general public as never before, making now the right moment to take on a new fundraising challenge, said Ellie Starr, who joined HSPH this summer as Vice Dean for External Relations.

(christiani_thumb.jpg)Reception Brings Together Faculty and Families at Event for Named Chairs

HSPH Professors Russ Hauser and David Christiani (pictured) were honored at a reception on October 14. The two faculty have received named chairs.

(9.17.09_open_house23_thumb.jpg)Faculty Affairs Settles In at New Office Space

The Faculty Affairs office has a new home on the second floor of the former Sparr's Drug Store building, 635 Huntington Avenue.

Around the School, October 30, 2009

  • APHA Conference
  • Study Wins Best Open Access Paper in PLoS Medicine Poll
  • Mindfulness Meditation Practice Held Mondays During Lunch Hour
  • Student Government President Sanchez Honored by Mayor

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Exams and Defenses, October 30, 2009

  • Molly Franke
  • Trong Thanh Hoang Ao
  • Kristen Lyall
  • Josephine W. Hahn

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