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Enthusiasm for the new anti-tuberculosis drugs bedaquiline and delaminid is tempered by concerns about their potential to cause cardiotoxicity. Join experts from France and the United States on July 6 - 10 for a GHDonline Expert Panel that explores the risk of QT prolongation in emerging drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) therapy.
Enthusiasm for the new anti-tuberculosis drugs bedaquiline and delaminid is tempered by concerns about their potential to cause cardiotoxicity. The drugs are associated with QT prolongation—an abnormal pattern on the electrocardiogram that can lead to a fatal arrhythmia.
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Tune in next week, June 8-12, for a Virtual Expert Panel on Knowledge Dissemination and Outreach Education organized in partnership with NaRCAD.

Experts will be discussing policy and research efforts aimed at reducing the lag time between the publication of new clinical evidence and the integration of these findings into health care delivery systems.

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A well-established lag time exists between the publication of new clinical evidence, and the full integration of these findings into health care delivery systems. Research in the United States suggests that it may take, on average, 17 years for evidence to reach clinical practice.
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Join us this week (May 25-29) for a Virtual Expert Panel on Addressing Mental Health Stigma. 

Experts from the Black Dog Institute, the University of Toronto, Partners In Health, Harvard Medical School, and King's College in London are discussing the mental health and stigma reduction programs they are currently involved in, as well as addressing successful mental health educational efforts that have been applied to different settings and diverse populations.

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Mental illness is a major contributor to the burden of disease worldwide, accounting for 37% of healthy life years lost from Noncommunicable Diseases (WHO, 2010). The 2010 Global Burden of Disease study prepared by a team of scholars from Harvard School of Public Health and World Economic Forum ...
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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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Recent studies show that shared decision making is only one component of improving health outcomes. In fact, shared decision making is most effective when used in combination with other strategies. Have you had any experiences with using shared decision making and other strategies to better engage a patient?

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How to "Implement Shared Decision Making and other tools" in moving from informed to engaged and activated By Thomas Bauer | 15 Jun, 2015. Shared decision making has been defined as an 'interpersonal and interdependent' process composed of three essential elements: recognition of the need for a ...
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Join us next week, June 1st to 5th for an online Expert Panel on Designing Health IT- From Health Systems Design to User Interfaces.

Experts from Mad*Pow, the University Health Network, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of the Philippines Manila, Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will be discussing how to successfully develop a design project, as well as address the overall importance of design with respects to health systems.

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There is significant evidence and many examples of how design can stimulate healthy behavior and improve overall health. We see this at many different levels, from the design of cities, individual buildings or workspaces, down to the information systems used (Handy 2002).
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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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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.