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June 2017

High Deductibles…High Risk? The Association of Employee Wage Status on Healthcare Utilization and Cost

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Bruce Sherman, MD, Asst. Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Sharing The Greater Buckeye Healthy Eating and Active Living Initiative Story: Seven Years of Using Community Engagement Process to Build a Culture of Health

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Eileen L. Seeholzer, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University , Director, Weight Management Center , MetroHealth Medical Center, Center for Health Care Research and Policy

Opportunities and Challenges in Use of Electronic Health Records in Health Services Research (Part 2)

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Adam T. Perzynski, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Sociology, Center for Health Care Research & Policy, Director of The Patient-Centered Media Lab, The MetroHealth System and Case Western Reserve University

Interactive Work in Progress Session.  Dr. Perzynski, together with Drs. Dalton, Dawson, Einstadter, Gunzler, Lewis, Roach, Rothberg & Taksler will be giving a symposium this Fall at the Society for Medical Decision Making meeting about research using electronic health records (EHRs). This seminar session is "Part 2" of a dialogue that began at a MetroHealth seminar last Friday. We plan to continue this open and interactive discussion to energize our local research community in embracing our role as national leaders in…

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Opportunities and Challenges in Use of Electronic Health Records in Health Services Research

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Adam T. Perzynski, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Sociology, Center for Health Care Research & Policy, Director of The Patient-Centered Media Lab, The MetroHealth System and Case Western Reserve University

Interactive Work in Progress Session.   Dr. Perzynski, together with Drs. Dalton, Dawson, Einstadter, Gunzler, Lewis, Roach, Rothberg & Taksler will be giving a symposium this Fall at the Society for Medical Decision Making meeting about research using electronic health records (EHRs). This special, two part seminar session is planned as an open and interactive discussion to energize our local research community in embracing our role as national leaders in research using EHR data. The past decade has seen dramatic…

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May 2017

Would Interstate Competition Increase Insurer Competition? Evidence from the Regulatory Boundaries

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Mark E. Votruba, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University

(This is a work-in-progress.)

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Sharing The Greater Buckeye Healthy Eating and Active Living Initiative Story: Seven Years of Using Community Engagement Process to Build a Culture of Health

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Designing Observational Studies using Propensity Score Cardinality Matching and the SUPPORT Right Heart Catheterization Study

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
David Ngendahimana, MSc and Thomas E. Love, PhD

We will demonstrate the use of modern matching techniques to address the issue of treatment selection bias (both overt and hidden) in the design and analysis of observational studies. Confronted with the problem of finding an appropriate matched sample to compare two exposures while accounting for imbalances in covariates, several approaches exist. A new method called cardinality matching (developed by Zubizarreta et al. 2013) has some very attractive properties, including a requirement of meaningful input on both the clinical and…

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The Association between a Regional Health Improvement Collaborative and Ambulatory Care Sensitive Hospitalization Rates

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Joseph E. Tanenbaum; MD-PhD Candidate, Medical Scientist Training Program; Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

See abstract at the following link:  HSR05052017 Abstract.

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April 2017

The Most Important Things I have Learned About Improving Healthcare

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Paul V. Miles, MD; Senior Quality Advisor, American Board of Pediatrics; Visiting Professor, Department of Pediatrics; University of Missouri School of Medicine; Columbia, MO

4th Annual MetroHealth Duncan V. Neuhauser Quality Improvement Lecture   Bio: Paul V. Miles, MD, graduated from Stanford University, completed medical school at UCLA and pediatric training at Harbor/UCLA. He was in private pediatric practice for twenty-four years in Twin Falls, Idaho and served as Director of Clinical Quality Improvement and Co-Director of the Center of Excellence in Rural Healthcare at Magic Valley Regional Medical Center. He held adjunct faculty positions at Case Western University School of Medicine and the…

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The Promises and Perils of a Produce Prescription Program: A Qualitative Exploration

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Allison V. Schlosser, MSW, Department of Medical Anthropology & Global Health, Doctoral Candidate in Medical Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University, Research Assistant, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN)

Bio: Allison Schlosser is a doctoral candidate in Medical Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University. Her research focuses on health beliefs and healthcare experiences among socio-economically marginalized populations in the United States. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2002) and a Master of Social Work degree in gender, health, and community practice from Washington University (2007). She has conducted research on the prevention and treatment of drug use for the last…

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