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October 2017

Implementing an Evidence-based Strategy in Primary Care: Ask-Advise-Connect and eReferral to Reduce Tobacco Use

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Susan A. Flocke, PhD, Associate Professor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, and Oncology, Associate Director of the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, Case Western Reserve University

The burden of smoking tobacco on morbidity and mortality is substantial. While rates of smoking have generally declined in the US, rates have not declined for the lowest economic classes. Guidelines urge primary care practices to routinely provide tobacco cessation care (i.e., assess tobacco use, provide brief cessation advice, and refer to cessation support). The purpose of this study is to assess the uptake and impact of a systems-based strategy to address provision of tobacco cessation care among primary care…

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Precision Public Health and Population Health: New Tools for Understanding, New Opportunities for Intervening

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Amy R. Sheon, PhD, MPH, Executive Director, Urban Health Initiative, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Presentation Slides: HSR_10_13_2017_Slides In this interactive discussion, we will review: • Precision Public Health—a new paradigm for population health improvement; • Cleveland & Cuyahoga Health Data Matters and other data visualization tools to assess population health, generate hypotheses about relationships between social determinants of health and health outcomes, and identify potential opportunities for intervention; • A cutting edge mode proposed for MetroHealth to increase patient engagement with their health ; and • Opportunities available for clinicians, researchers and health systems…

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The Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) for Healthcare Researchers

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Roberto Pinheiro, PhD, Senior Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Dr. Pinheiro will discuss how healthcare researchers can benefit from having access to a Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC). He will present a brief overview of the data available at the FSRDC, emphasizing the distinctions between the restricted data at the FSRDC and the publicly available counterparts. Moreover, he will quickly describe the application process to be granted access to the data. Finally, he will briefly present a paper in health economics (“Health Insurance as a productive factor” by…

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September 2017

Defining the Evidence for Personal Connected Health and Research Gaps

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
John Sharp, MSSA, PMP, FHIMSS, Director, Personal Connected Health Alliance, Adjunct Faculty, Health Informatics, Kent State University

Personal Connected Health is defined as improving health and wellness through connectivity which empowers the individual.  The connected health movement relies fundamentally on patient-facing devices and technology, promising to support patients in their proactive, self-management efforts. In spite of a growing market, many have questioned the effectiveness of apps and devices to have an impact on health. This presentation will review the state of the evidence for personal connected health through a topical review and discuss the research issues unique…

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The 340B Program and Its Intersection with The Drug Price Relief Act

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Michael Dalton, Director, State Government Relations, The MetroHealth System

The intent of this presentation is to share background on how the 340B program is an important component in supporting the delivery of care for Ohio’s safety net providers. In addition, we will explore how participants in the program and the patients they serve will be negatively impacted if Issue 2: The Drug Price Relief Act passes in November. BIO: Michael Dalton is the Director for State Government Relations at The MetroHealth Medical Center where he is primarily responsible for…

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Social Determinants of Birth Outcomes in Ohio

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Joseph G. Ahern, Fellow, Applied Research, The Center for Community Solutions

ABSTRACT: This paper follows up on a report published by The Center for Community Solutions in November, 2016, Birth Outcomes in Ohio, 2010-2014. We examine demographic and clinical correlates of low birth weight and prematurity among births in Ohio, which have been identified as leading risk factors for infant mortality. Over 800,000 Ohio birth records from 2010 to 2015 were included in this analysis.  Through logistic regression, we examine the effect of several independent variables on low birth weight and…

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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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