Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Health Care Research and Policy is to:
  1. improve the health of the public by conducting research that examines access to health care, increases the quality of health care services, and informs health policy and practice; and
  2. lead educational programs that promote these goals.

Study finds no strong link between spironolactone therapy and readmission for heart failure in patients with reduced ejection fraction

By | November 1, 2016

A discharge prescription for spironolactone had no association with 30-day all-cause readmission among older, hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction who were eligible for spironolactone therapy. The study, published this month by the International Journal of Cardiology, was led by researchers at Georgetown University and the VA Medical Center of Washington DC, and co-authored by Dr. Thomas Love, Director of Biostatistics and Evaluation at the Center for Health Care Research and Policy…

Dr. David Kaelber elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics

By | October 25, 2016

Dr. David Kaelber is one of 23 fellows elected to the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI). Fellowship in ACMI is by election of other fellows and only eligible for informaticians who have been in the field for at least 10 years and make significant contribution to the field of informatics. Dr. Kaelber is the Director of Health Care Informatics for the Center for Health Care Research and Policy…

Research Linking Neighborhood Deprivation to Increased Cardiovascular Risk Earns International Recognition

By | October 22, 2016

“Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Major Atherosclerotic Event Rates: An Analysis of Geocoded Electronic Health Data” identifies substantial geographic variation in various socioeconomic measures related to risk for and prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Researchers including Jarrod Dalton, Adam Perzynski, and Neal Dawson, in collaboration with experts in health policy, internal medicine, and social work presented their work at a “Top-Rated Abstracts” session of the Society for Medical Decision Making Meeting in Vancouver, Canada…

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.