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We are excited to share that we’ve launched our newly designed website today!

To learn more about the GHDonline redesign, including a behind-the-scenes interview with our development team, please visit our blog. 
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Healthcare professionals are emphasizing now, more than ever, the importance of both developing health literacy initiatives and enhancing patient engagement in order to improve health outcomes.

Join this week's virtual Expert Panel and tell us what you think!
The focus on developing health literacy initiatives is crucial in improving health care delivery, but enhancing patient knowledge must lead to engagement and action in order to improve health outcomes. While many tools exist to aid providers in ensuring patients have a better understanding of ...
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Today we’re delighted to welcome Lygeia Ricciardi as a Keynote Speaker for this Breakthrough Opportunities event with The Commonwealth Fund.

In this video, Lygeia shares her thoughts on the types of technologies of greatest interest to patients and consumers, and speaks to the need for public-private partnerships to realize the full potential of health technologies that will truly support patient engagement.

http://www.ghdonline.org/breakthrough-health-it/discussion/lygeia-ricciardi-on-the-technology-needs-of-patien/
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Saharo Welfare Organisation is a Community based Charitable Regd NGO. As a non-ethnic and non-religious Organisation, we strive to build up peace and co-existence among the communities at national level. Saharo is Colliborating Partner of Pakistan Medical Association and Member of several National and International Organisation. With the technical support of our Colliborating Partner, we are serving disadvantaged poor communities in Rural areas since last three years. Due to lake of Drinking Water in Rural areas of Sindh Province of Pakistan Children are lasting lives due to Waterborne and other diseases.One can be surprise to note that from July 2013 to September 2014, 216 children lost their lives in District Shikarpur. Saharo is going to launch a unique Project in Shikarpur. According to the Project, Saharo will provide Drinking Water, Construct Latrines, install Hand Pumps in Eleven Schools of Shikarpur. At least 3600 students will benefit from this Project. Budget estimated for this Project is USD 12000. Saharo is looking for Moral, Technical and Financil support from Humanity Lovers, Friends and Organisations. Kindly come forward support us in this unique project. Your one Dollar can save a life. Remember God loves those who love Mankind. Saving one life is equal to Saving whole humanity. Mehtab Qureshi. President. Saharo Welfare Organisation. www.saharo-pk.org. info@saharo-pk.org. Address:M-1, 6-C, 10th Street, Badar Commercial, Phase-V, DHA Karachi Pakistan
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During this weeks virtual video Expert Panel, GHD faculty director Rebecca Weintraub interviews Dr. Jeff Schnipper, Director of Clinical Research at Brigham and Women's Hospital, on reducing readmissions and improving transitions in care.

Join us for this important discussion now through Friday!
The Affordable Care Act has placed significant emphasis on reducing hospital readmission rates, and hospitals around the country now face financial penalties through Medicare's Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) if patients with certain conditions are readmitted within 30 days of ...
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This Thursday, GHDonline will be hosting its first Twitter chat, focusing on population health metrics. From 2-3pm Eastern Time, we will be discussing ways to identify appropriate measures of population health, particularly in the context of Accountable Care Organizations. Our discussion will be lead by GHDonline Quality & Safety community moderator Thomas Tsai (@Thomasctsai).

Please join @GHDonline this Thursday, October 9th, from 2:00-3:00 pm EDT with #GHDchat.

We look forward to a great conversation!
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Join us for our upcoming Expert Panel- Launching a Health Literacy Initiative: Implementation Strategies with panelists from Novant Health, LSU, Institute of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, and Health Literacy Partners, LLC. September 29th - October 3rd.
Many studies have shown that the skills required to effectively understand and use health care-related forms of communication are far beyond the abilities of the average person–in fact, only 12 percent of English-speaking individuals have proficient health literacy skills (Institute of Medicine, ...
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Join us next week, January 26th-30th, for a virtual Expert Panel on reducing diagnostic errors.

Experts from San Francisco VA Medical Center, RTI International, San Francisco General Hospital’s General Medicine Clinic, Center for Innovations in Effectiveness and Safety based at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston will discuss the contributing factors that lead to diagnostic errors at both the individual and system level, as well as address recent research that has informed our understanding of diagnostic errors and their possible prevention.

Sign up for the conversation here: http://www.ghdonline.org/diagnostic-errors/discussion/diagnostic-error-reduction/
Delays in diagnosis prevent patients from receiving the correct treatment in the timeframe that would result in the best health outcomes. Diagnostic errors can be fatal, and often involve common medical conditions. Incorrect or delayed diagnoses affect 1 in 20 adults in outpatient settings in ...
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Despite massive efforts from the United States government to increase enrollments in health insurance programs through the Affordable Care Act, many people are opting out of insurance because they consider insurance programs too expensive, struggle due to language barriers, or have difficulty navigating the health insurance marketplaces.
A key strategy for addressing lower health insurance enrollment rates is closer involvement of community based organizations and advocacy groups with underserved populations.
To discuss how these institutions are working to increase health insurance enrollment among underserved populations, please join us next week, December 15th – 19th, for a new GHDonline Expert Panel, Community Initiatives to Improve Health Insurance Enrollment.

http://www.ghdonline.org/improving-insurance-enrollment/discussion/community-initiatives-to-improve-health-insurance-/
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Your idea to support patient engagement could be the next breakthrough opportunity in Health IT for The Commonwealth Fund!

Submit now: http://www.ghdonline.org/breakthrough-health-it/
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Our latest blog post features the story of two GHDonline members meeting and working together in rural Uganda. Justus and Mickey united in their effort to improve the delivery of health care in the community and inspired us with their story.

Have you collaborated with colleagues through GHDonline? We would love to hear from you!
Earlier this year, GHDonline member Justus Chelangat reached out to colleagues in the Global Nursing and Midwifery community inquiring about funding for a safe motherhood project being developed by his organization, Sebei Safe Motherhood and Research Training Foundation (SESMART), in Kapchorwa, ...
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What questions do you have about complex care management? It's the last day of our virtual Expert Panel - take this opportunity to learn from our wonderful panelists!
As we grapple with unsustainable health care spending and an aging and increasingly chronically-ill population in the United States, we need new strategies for organizing and improving the efficiency of health care delivery. One particularly promising strategy is complex care management (CCM) in ...
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You fight tuberculosis in India. You develop health IT apps in Rwanda. You teach a medical students in Mexico. We write case studies and run courses and online communities for you. Together, we amplify lessons from the field to improve health care delivery everywhere.
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The Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University (GHD) was launched in 2007 under the guidance of Dr. Jim Y. Kim, Dr. Paul Farmer, and Professor Michael Porter. 

An interdisciplinary collaboration between Harvard Business School, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, GHD investigates the management decisions behind disease treatment and prevention globally. These lessons are disseminated through multiple channels, including open-access online professional communities, case studies, educational programs, and scholarly publications.