Author Archives: Isaac Nicholas

Special Health Services Research Seminar.
Wednesday, November 26th, 8:00-9:30 a.m. R219

By | November 21, 2014

Join us for the return of native son and Browns fan David Margolius, MD, Chief Resident in Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, UCSF, as he begins his holiday with a special seminar on what it takes to make patient-centered care work for everyone! His talk title: ÒLess tinkering, more transforming: how to build successful Read More

Disentangling Multiple Sclerosis and Depression for Better Care

By | June 17, 2014

Due to the overlap of symptoms in clinical depression and multiple sclerosis, clinicians and researchers can be misled when caring for patients with MS who report fatigue and functional or cognitive impairment. Seeking to disentangle these complex relationships to improve care, Center faculty Douglas Gunzler, PhD, Adam Perzynski, PhD, Steven Lewis, MS, MBA, along with Read More

Engaging Patients in Care Improves Blood Sugar Control in Patients with Diabetes

By | June 16, 2014

Center member Shari Bolen, MD, MPH and colleagues recently performed a systematic review of over 100 studies of Òpatient activationÓ strategies for adults with diabetes, and found that these programs improve blood sugar control almost as much as taking a diabetes medication. The study team also found improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure, and weight. Interventions Read More

T.R. Reid Featured at City Club, February 7, 2014

By | January 17, 2014

In conjunction with Better Health Greater ClevelandÕs 12th report on quality of care in northeast Ohio, internationally recognized reporter T.R. Reid presented on February 7th at Better HealthÕs public convening session and at the City Club of ClevelandÕs Friday Forum. Reid is one of the nation`s best-known reporters through his books and articles, documentary films, Read More

Dr. Adler-Milstein provides two lectures on Health IT

By | December 7, 2013

Julia Adler-Milstein is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information with a joint appointment in the School of Public Health (Health Management and Policy) at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on policy and management issues related to the use of IT in healthcare delivery. Her expertise is in health information exchange and Read More

HIE Across Unaffiliated Systems Perceived as Cost-Saving but May be Inhibited by Financial Incentives and Market Competition.

By | December 6, 2013

Research conducted by Center faculty and Senior Scholars reported the early adoption and perceived benefits of health information exchange (HIE) across unaffiliated health care systems in the November 2013 issue of the American Journal of Managed Care. Over 9000 MetroHealth patients had data obtained from other hospitals and clinical practice sites during the first 7 Read More

Remembering Elizabeth McKinley

By | November 12, 2013

It is my sad duty to share that Elizabeth ÒLissaÓ McKinley, M.D.,M.P.H., founding dean of the Emily Blackwell Society and a treasured member of our school community, died Saturday after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Robert ÒChipÓ Gilkeson, M.D., a professor of radiology at Case Western Reserve, Read More

Corlett Presented on the Likely Effects of Medicaid Expansion in Ohio, February 22nd.

By | January 22, 2013

Center Senior Scholar and former Ohio Medicaid Director John R. Corlett, Vice President, Government Relations and Community Affairs for The MetroHealth System, will present the results of an important new study that has found that Ohio would net $1.4 billion over the next decade if Ohio were to expand Medicaid as allowed under the Affordable Read More

MetroHealth Part of $5 Million National Effort to Study 800,000 Children Nationwide

By | January 7, 2013

Under the direction of Center faculty member Dr. David Kaelber, The MetroHealth System is one of five systems chosen to participate in a national study that would use electronic health records (EHR) and other electronic data to study pediatric diseases in 800,000 children. The $5 million study is funded by the Health Resources and Services Read More

Better HealthÕs New England Journal of Medicine Manuscript Recognized as High Impact Publication by the American Medical Informatics Association

By | October 31, 2011

During the Year in Review session at the AMIA Symposium, on Tuesday October 25, 2011 in Washington, D.C., ÒElectronic health records and the quality of diabetes careÓ was recognized among 2011Õs high impact publications in two categories: Computerized Clinical Decision Support and Practice of Informatics http://faculty.washington.edu/dmasys/YearInReview/2011index.htmlhttp://faculty.washington.edu/dmasys/YearInReview/2011index.html, Electronic health records and the quality of diabetes care