Martins Francis, MS


Sacubitril/Valsartan in Medicare Alternative Payment Models

Optimizing utilization of sacubitril/valsartan for treatment of heart failure could improve provider performance in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative and the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

Ashleigh King, MPH


Variation in Early Diffusion of Sacubitril/Valsartan and Implications for Understanding Novel Drug Diffusion

Rates of sacubitril/valsartan diffusion have been slow and there has been significant geographic variation, highlighting the importance of local prescribing patterns in early drug diffusion.

Meghan M. JaKa, PhD


A Strategy to Promote Population-Wide Life Satisfaction While Advancing Equity

The authors used health care claims and survey data to identify a strategy that might promote life satisfaction while advancing equity in an insured population.

Junjie Mou, MM


How Do Primary Hospitals Enact Early Response to the Relaxation of COVID-19 Prevention and Control Measures? The Experience From Chengdu, China

This article examines how primary hospitals in Chengdu, China, responded to the relaxation of COVID-19 prevention and control measures in December 2022.

Jillian Faccone, MPH


Real-world HIV Diagnostic Testing Patterns in the United States

This retrospective study evaluated real-world implementation of the updated CDC HIV algorithm in a large US laboratory.

Anthony Rogers, BS


A Case Report of the Analytic Development of Bundled Payments for the Commercial Market

This case report of a novel methodology for the analytic development of bundled payments addresses statistical analysis, data visualization, and clinical consultation.

Thorben Breitkreuz, MSc


Clinical and Economic Outcomes of a Collaborative Cardiology Care Program

Patients with chronic cardiac conditions benefited from a health care program that strengthened collaboration between general practitioners and cardiology specialists in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.

Shijie Ma, MB


How Do Primary Hospitals Enact Early Response to the Relaxation of COVID-19 Prevention and Control Measures? The Experience From Chengdu, China

This article examines how primary hospitals in Chengdu, China, responded to the relaxation of COVID-19 prevention and control measures in December 2022.

Nadereh Pourat, PhD, MSPH


Intersection of Complexity and High Utilization Among Health Center Patients Aged 18 to 64 Years

This paper utilizes latent class analysis to identify subgroups of complex conditions and of super-utilizers among health center patients to inform clinically tailored efforts.

Eugene Sun, MD, MBA


Leveraging Longitudinal Clinical Laboratory Results to Improve Prenatal Care

Collaboration between a clinical laboratory and a managed care organization improved prenatal care and outcomes through real-time, actionable, laboratory-derived insights and care coordination.

Zhenxiang Zhao, PhD


Activation, Physical Activity, and Outcomes Among Individuals With T2D

This study presents an integrated, exploratory assessment of physical activity, patient activation, health-related quality of life, and clinical outcomes among older adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) using survey, wellness, and claims data.

Aaron Smith-McLallen, PhD


On the Impact of Predictive Analytics–Driven Disease Management Interventions

Predictive analytics–driven disease management outperforms standard of care among patients with chronic heart failure.

Marlow B. Hernandez, DO, MPH


Managed Care COVID-19 Outcomes in a Population Health Program

Data from 38,193 patients showed that managed care patients have COVID-19 risk factors similar to those of the general population and that a population health program decreased mortality.

Brenna L. Brady, PhD


Burden of EPS in Commercial Patients With Schizophrenia Initiating Atypical Antipsychotics

This study investigated the 1-year incidence of extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS), as well as the incremental economic burden, in patients with schizophrenia initiating atypical antipsychotics.

James Derzon, PhD


Features of Health Care Interventions Associated With Reduced Services and Spending

This study identifies several factors shared by locally defined delivery system innovations that have been shown to reduce service use and lower health care spending.

Rajiv Agarwal, MD, MS


Optimizing Outcomes for Patients With CKD and T2DM

Steps that need to be taken to address unmet needs and optimize outcomes for patients who have chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes.

Nikkil Sudharsanan, PhD, MPH


Association Between Interhospital Care Fragmentation, Readmission Diagnosis, and Outcomes

In this analysis of the National Readmissions Database, the authors investigated the association between interhospital fragmentation of care, reason for readmission, and patient outcomes.

Ashiq Mannan, MD


Service Line Care Delivery Model for COVID-19 Patient-Centric Care

The authors provide steps hospitals can take to align their care delivery model to effectively meet the demands of a public health crisis such as the current pandemic.

William Ennis, DO, MBA, MMM


Association of Wound Healing With Quality and Continuity of Care and Sociodemographic Characteristics

Based on the analysis of electronic health records from 480 clinics, we found that better care quality and continuity are associated with better-than-expected wound healing performance.

Célia Escribe, MS


Understanding Physicians’ Work via Text Analytics on EHR Inbox Messages

This study leverages text analytics to identify work themes managed by primary care physicians in their electronic health record (EHR) inbox messages and inform managers on workflow redesign.

Ramzi Shawahna, PhD


Pharmaceutical Care Services for Patients With Diabetes: A Systematic Scoping Review

Major databases were systematically searched for articles reporting on pharmaceutical care services for patients with diabetes, and 86 pharmaceutical care services were qualitatively synthesized.

Wayne Winegarden, PhD
Wayne Winegarden, PhD


Replacing White Bagging Mandates With Market Competition Will Improve Patient Outcome

Wayne Winegarden, PhD, of the Pacific Research Institute, explains the harm that white bagging policies cause health systems and how replacing them with new measures to boost market competition could help patients.

Andrew Mulcahy, PhD, MPP


Projected US Savings From Biosimilars, 2021-2025

Projected savings from biosimilars from 2021 to 2025 were $38.4 billion vs conditions as of quarter 4 of 2020 and were driven by new biosimilar entry. Savings were $124.5 billion under an upper-bound scenario.

Laina McInerney


A Multistakeholder Effort in Pennsylvania to Improve the Accuracy of Reporting Fatal Drug Overdoses

The authors describe a novel training program for death certifiers in Pennsylvania, which has been designed to specifically focus on some of the main challenges in the death certification process and resulted in a useful model that can potentially be adopted by other states or municipalities.

Brand Newland, PharmD, MBA


Policy Changes Are Needed to Further Reduce Perioperative Opioid Use

Efforts to close existing policy gaps and misaligned payment practices in current opioid management practices can promote greater utilization of multimodal opioid-sparing pain management options.

Sameer V. Awsare, MD


Opioid Safety Initiative Associated With Decreased Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing

A scalable health system–wide emergency physician education and feedback initiative was associated with decreased opioid prescribing, in excess of background temporal decline.

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