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Remembering Elizabeth McKinley

By | November 12, 2013

It is my sad duty to share that Elizabeth ÒLissaÓ McKinley, M.D.,M.P.H., founding dean of the Emily Blackwell Society and a treasured member of our school community, died Saturday after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Robert ÒChipÓ Gilkeson, M.D., a professor of radiology at Case Western Reserve, Read More

Love Named Fellow of the American Statistical Association

By | June 19, 2013

Thomas Love, Director of the Center`s Biostatistics & Evaluation Unit, and Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics at CWRU has been named a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the nationÕs preeminent professional statistical society, announced ASA President Marie Davidian. ÒI congratulate Thomas on being honored as a new ASA Fellow,Ó said Davidian. ÒHis Read More

Bariatric Surgery Does Not Reduce Total Health Care Costs Over Time

By | March 12, 2013

With colleagues at Johns Hopkins University, Center faculty member Shari Bolen, MD, MPH recently published an article in JAMA-Surgery that evaluated costs after bariatric surgery using insurance claims data from 7 different states in the U.S. (first article). As compared with obese individuals who did not undergo surgery, costs were not different for individuals undergoing Read More

Corlett Presented on the Likely Effects of Medicaid Expansion in Ohio, February 22nd.

By | January 22, 2013

Center Senior Scholar and former Ohio Medicaid Director John R. Corlett, Vice President, Government Relations and Community Affairs for The MetroHealth System, will present the results of an important new study that has found that Ohio would net $1.4 billion over the next decade if Ohio were to expand Medicaid as allowed under the Affordable Read More

Third Edition of Rating Scales in Mental Health Published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

By | January 15, 2013

Center Senior Scholar Martha Sajatovic, MD, Willard Brown Chair in Neurological Outcomes Research and Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurology at University Hospitals, recently published the third edition of her book, co-authored with Luis Ramirez, MD, on rating scales in mental health. The book builds upon Dr. SajatovicÕs long-standing interest and expertise in neuropsychiatric health Read More

MetroHealth Part of $5 Million National Effort to Study 800,000 Children Nationwide

By | January 7, 2013

Under the direction of Center faculty member Dr. David Kaelber, The MetroHealth System is one of five systems chosen to participate in a national study that would use electronic health records (EHR) and other electronic data to study pediatric diseases in 800,000 children. The $5 million study is funded by the Health Resources and Services Read More

Center Faculty Win International Award for Best Paper in Health Economics, 2012. Explains why small companies overpay for health insurance.

By | August 14, 2012

When small companies think about why they spend so much on health insurance coverage for employees, their thoughts might include pre-existing conditions and bad lifestyle choices. But a recent study by faculty in the Center for Health Care Research and Policy identifies another cause of high premiums Ð and the results are receiving international acclaim. Read More

Observational Study Suggests that ARBs may be a better choice than ACE-inhibitors in Certain Elderly Heart Failure Patients

By | October 31, 2011

A team of researchers, including Center faculty member Thomas E. Love, Ph.D., reported important differences in the ways in which various heart failure drugs appear to work, depending on whether the patient has systolic or diastolic heart failure. A Reuters Health report on the study, which suggests that angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) may have an Read More

Better HealthÕs New England Journal of Medicine Manuscript Recognized as High Impact Publication by the American Medical Informatics Association

By | October 31, 2011

During the Year in Review session at the AMIA Symposium, on Tuesday October 25, 2011 in Washington, D.C., ÒElectronic health records and the quality of diabetes careÓ was recognized among 2011Õs high impact publications in two categories: Computerized Clinical Decision Support and Practice of Informatics http://faculty.washington.edu/dmasys/YearInReview/2011index.htmlhttp://faculty.washington.edu/dmasys/YearInReview/2011index.html, Electronic health records and the quality of diabetes care

MetroHealth/CWRU-led Research Team Awarded $2.0 Million Grant to Create Free Health Risk Appraisal Tool – Tool will be shared with primary care practices throughout the U.S

By | September 30, 2011

Half of the deaths before age 65 can be attributed to lifestyle factors. Determining what factors are under the control of the individual and which may be impacted by social or medical interventions may help reduce those deaths. A Health Risk Appraisal (HRA) can be an important tool in that assessment, but currently an inexpensive, Read More