Ashish Jha




Ashish is a professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health and a practicing Internal Medicine physician at the VA Boston Healthcare System. His work has focused on four primary areas: public reporting, pay for performance, health information technology, and leadership, and the roles they play in effecting the delivery of high quality care. With a strong body of work on the US system, he also founded the HSPH Initiative on Global Health Quality (HIGHQ), led the World Health Organization’s working group on patient safety research, is developing an international Health Information and Communication Technology benchmarking system with the OECD and partners with a handful of governments to strengthen inpatient quality of care in public hospitals.

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Jun 27th 2017

Access to healthcare services is critical – but is it enough? We are at a critical inflection point in global health. We have seen improvements in access to care, but struggle to improve human health. A key component of this equation is quality of care. Improving access to healthcare is only as useful as the quality of care provided. Many agree that quality is important – but what is it? How do we define it? How do we measure it? And most importantly, how might we make it better?

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Dec 3rd 2015

Understanding the context for the Ebola outbreak: What went right, what went wrong, and how we can all do better.

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