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David Kaelber named one of Health Data Management’s 30 Leading CMIO Experts in Health Care

By | July 22, 2016

David Kaelber, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACP, Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Vice President of Health Informatics for the MetroHealth System, and Director of Health Care Informatics at the Center for Health Care Research and Policy, was recently recognized as one of 2016’s 30 leading CMIO experts. The list is made up of informatics officers from all over the country who represent leading voices in the CMIO community, and recognizes their current and past influence to mold the field.

New Study Shows Prepared Safety Net Improves Care, Saves Money In Medicaid Expansion Population

By | July 7, 2015

A new study published July 7 in Health Affairs found that poor, uninsured patients who enrolled in a Medicaid-like insurance plan had better care and health outcomes than those who remained uninsured — all achieved with total costs of enrollees` care that were 28.7 percent below the spending cap allowed by the federal government. The Read More

Thomas Love Giving Six Traveling Courses on Propensity Methods This Summer & Fall

By | May 28, 2015

In the summer and fall of 2015, Thomas E. Love, Ph.D., is giving a set of six one-day traveling courses for the American Statistical Association, entitled “Using Propensity Scores to Effectively Design and Analyze Observational Studies.” The first workshop was May 29, 2015 for the Northeastern Illinois chapter, in the Chicago area. Subsequent workshops will 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

Comorbidity, Disability, and Geriatric Syndromes in Elderly Cancer Patients Receiving Home Health Care

By | October 5, 2006

Then needs of patients with cancer vary considerably and are influenced by patientsÕ overall health at the time of their cancer diagnosis. A paper co-authored by Center faculty member Dr. Patrick Murray examined the rates of co-morbid illness, disability and geriatric syndromes in older Ohio residents with cancer who received home health care. The paper Read More

Heart failure, chronic diuretic use, and increase in mortality and hospitalization: an observational study using propensity score methods

By | September 14, 2006

A study co-authored by Center faculty member Dr. Thomas E. Love, published in June in the European Heart Journal, found that patients with congestive heart failure who used non-potassium sparing diuretics had an increased risk for death and hospitalization compared to patients not taking diuretics, even after careful adjustment for a wide range of other Read More

Alcohol consumption within the context of hepatitis C: a qualitative study of non-problematic drinkers.

By | September 8, 2006

Only 50% of non-problem drinkers with chronic hepatitis C who were interviewed followed the recommendation to abstain from all alcohol consumption, according to the results of a study written by Dr. Eleanor Palo Stoller, Center faculty member Dr. Neal Dawson, and Center researchers Adam Perzynski, Stephanie Kanuch and Noah Webster published in the on-line journal Read More