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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

Special Health Services Research Seminar.
Wednesday, November 26th, 8:00-9:30 a.m. R219

By | November 21, 2014

Join us for the return of native son and Browns fan David Margolius, MD, Chief Resident in Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, UCSF, as he begins his holiday with a special seminar on what it takes to make patient-centered care work for everyone! His talk title: ÒLess tinkering, more transforming: how to build successful 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

Bolen to Serve as Deputy Editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine

By | June 16, 2014

Shari Bolen MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Center for Health Care Research and Policy, has recently accepted a 3-year Deputy Editor term at the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM). ÒJGIM is a high impact primary care journal for academic general internists, disseminating innovative clinical, research, and policy findings to improve the 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

T.R. Reid Featured at City Club, February 7, 2014

By | January 17, 2014

In conjunction with Better Health Greater ClevelandÕs 12th report on quality of care in northeast Ohio, internationally recognized reporter T.R. Reid presented on February 7th at Better HealthÕs public convening session and at the City Club of ClevelandÕs Friday Forum. Reid is one of the nation`s best-known reporters through his books and articles, documentary films, Read More

Dr. Adler-Milstein provides two lectures on Health IT

By | December 7, 2013

Julia Adler-Milstein is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information with a joint appointment in the School of Public Health (Health Management and Policy) at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on policy and management issues related to the use of IT in healthcare delivery. Her expertise is in health information exchange and Read More

HIE Across Unaffiliated Systems Perceived as Cost-Saving but May be Inhibited by Financial Incentives and Market Competition.

By | December 6, 2013

Research conducted by Center faculty and Senior Scholars reported the early adoption and perceived benefits of health information exchange (HIE) across unaffiliated health care systems in the November 2013 issue of the American Journal of Managed Care. Over 9000 MetroHealth patients had data obtained from other hospitals and clinical practice sites during the first 7 Read More