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Third Edition of Rating Scales in Mental Health Published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

By | January 15, 2013

Center Senior Scholar Martha Sajatovic, MD, Willard Brown Chair in Neurological Outcomes Research and Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurology at University Hospitals, recently published the third edition of her book, co-authored with Luis Ramirez, MD, on rating scales in mental health. The book builds upon Dr. SajatovicÕs long-standing interest and expertise in neuropsychiatric health 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

Center Faculty Win International Award for Best Paper in Health Economics, 2012. Explains why small companies overpay for health insurance.

By | August 14, 2012

When small companies think about why they spend so much on health insurance coverage for employees, their thoughts might include pre-existing conditions and bad lifestyle choices. But a recent study by faculty in the Center for Health Care Research and Policy identifies another cause of high premiums Ð and the results are receiving international acclaim. Read More

Observational Study Suggests that ARBs may be a better choice than ACE-inhibitors in Certain Elderly Heart Failure Patients

By | October 31, 2011

A team of researchers, including Center faculty member Thomas E. Love, Ph.D., reported important differences in the ways in which various heart failure drugs appear to work, depending on whether the patient has systolic or diastolic heart failure. A Reuters Health report on the study, which suggests that angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) may have an 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

MetroHealth/CWRU-led Research Team Awarded $2.0 Million Grant to Create Free Health Risk Appraisal Tool – Tool will be shared with primary care practices throughout the U.S

By | September 30, 2011

Half of the deaths before age 65 can be attributed to lifestyle factors. Determining what factors are under the control of the individual and which may be impacted by social or medical interventions may help reduce those deaths. A Health Risk Appraisal (HRA) can be an important tool in that assessment, but currently an inexpensive, Read More

The Shopping Problem and the Cost and Quality of Health Insurance

By | September 12, 2011

In the August 2011 issue of the American Economic Review, Center faculty members Mark Votruba, Randy Cebul, and Jim Rebitzer (formerly Chair of Economics at CWRUÕs Weatherhead School of Management, now at Boston University), along with Professor Lowell Taylor at Carnegie Mellon, identified Òsearch frictionsÓ (aka the Òshopping problemÓ) in obtaining health insurance as both Read More

Federal Investment in Electronic Health Records Likely to Reap Returns in Quality of Care

By | September 12, 2011

Better Health Greater ClevelandÕs findings that compared achievement and improvement of its EHR-based and paper-based practices in diabetes care were published in a Special Article in the September 1st issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, reporting that patients in EHR practices achieved better and improved faster than those in paper practices. Co-authors of Read More

Cleveland Hosts International Conference on Health Policy Statistics

By | August 30, 2011

The Ninth International Conference on Health Policy Statistics was held at the Cleveland Ritz-Carlton on October 5-7, 2011. Center faculty member Thomas E. Love, PhD and James O`Malley from Harvard Medical School chaired the event, which was attended by more than 200 statisticians and others interested in advancing methods to improve health care. Plenary speakers Read More

David Kaelber and MetroHealth Receive National Health Informatics Awards

By | May 31, 2011

The Association of Medical Directors of Information Services (AMDIS) has selected Center Senior Scholar David Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH, Chief Medical Informatics Officer of the MetroHealth System and the MetroHealth System overall for 2011 AMDIS Awards. AMDIS Awards salute excellence and outstanding achievement in applied medical informatics. The MetroHealth System was the only award winner Read More