The mission of the Center for Health Care Research and Policy is to:
- 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
- lead educational programs that promote these goals.
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.
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
WCPN 90.3 Ideastream recently featured the improving care of diabetes and high blood pressure reported by the Better Health Partnership. Visit here for more on Better Health Partnership (formerly Better Health Greater Cleveland) and its Summer 2015 report.featured, here
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
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
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