My research is primarily focused on the quality of healthcare as well as payment options to improve health and health care.
Each topic below has a list of take-away points – click them to be brought to a relevant article (pages will open in a new tab).
Value-Based Incentive Design
Measuring Maternal and Pediatric Health
Health Care Delivery System Complexity
The following area is outdated and does not accurately reflect current priorities.
Primary Care Redesign
Improving care quality is a complex process. The Aims of this study are to:
1. Describe the tactics academically-affiliated primary care practices use to implement the main elements of the Academic Innovations Collaborative (AIC) – improve Team-Based Care, Population Management, Complex Care, and Patient Engagement.
2. Evaluate the professional satisfaction of the staff at these
academically-affiliated primary care practices.
3. Examine the degree to which the AIC improves health care quality and spending.
This study evaluates whether varying the type of price information that physicians receive changes:
1. physicians’ test ordering rates,
2. care quality, and
3. use of price information in clinical decision-making and conversations with patients.
Geocoded Socioeconomic Information and Risk Adjustment
This NICHD and foundation-funded set of studies examine the degree to which incorporating geographically-derived socioeconomic information advances our ability to match healthcare payments with patient complexity.