Authors


Katie Grzyb, MHSA, BSE

Latest:

Diagnosis Patterns and Stress Testing Trends After Implementing High-Sensitivity Troponin Assay

This study found that switching from a conventional troponin assay to a high-sensitivity troponin assay resulted in changes to diagnosis patterns and stress testing trends.


Dong Wang, PhD

Latest:

Patient Value Co-creation Behavior Scale Based on the DART Model

This study aimed to develop and evaluate the psychometric properties of a scale measuring patient value co-creation behavior based on the DART (Dialogue, Access, Risk assessment, Transparency) model.


Delaney Tevis, BA

Latest:

Premium Tax Credits in the American Rescue Plan and Off-Marketplace Enrollees

We estimate that the median 2021 premium tax credit for off-marketplace enrollees in California would be $311 if they switched to marketplace plans, with wide variation by age and plan size.


Justine M. Kent, MD

Latest:

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.


Bhavesh Shah, RPh, BCOP

Latest:

CVD Risk in Prostate Cancer: Future Directions in Care

Closing out their discussion on cardiovascular disease in prostate cancer, experts share their hopes for future evolution of the treatment landscape.


Bernice G. Gulek, PhD, MS, ACNP-BC

Latest:

A Scoping Review of US Insurers’ Use of Patient-Reported Outcomes

This scoping review found 350 articles that discuss US health insurance providers’ use of patient-reported outcomes about health-related quality of life.


Joel H. Rubenstein, MD, MSc

Latest:

Rising Use of Surveillance Colonoscopy and Potential Impacts

The proportion of colonoscopies performed for postpolypectomy surveillance has increased significantly, particularly among older patients with limited life expectancy, raising concern for possible overuse.


Grant K. Vaska, BA

Latest:

The Relationship Between Provider Age and Opioid Prescribing Behavior

Holding other factors constant, the authors find that older providers prescribe significantly more opioids, with the gap between older and younger providers increasing from 2010 to 2015.


Andrea M. Austin, PhD

Latest:

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.


John Bertko, BS

Latest:

Premium Tax Credits in the American Rescue Plan and Off-Marketplace Enrollees

We estimate that the median 2021 premium tax credit for off-marketplace enrollees in California would be $311 if they switched to marketplace plans, with wide variation by age and plan size.


Donald S. Likosky, PhD

Latest:

Care Fragmentation Predicts 90-Day Durable Ventricular Assist Device Outcomes

This analysis evaluates the relationship between hospital care delivery network fragmentation and in-hospital and 90-day outcomes. These networks may be novel targets for improving outcomes.


Stephanie A. Eisenstat, MD

Latest:

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.


Nathan Markward, PhD, MPH

Latest:

Considerations to Increase Rates of Breast Cancer Screening Across Populations

Authors from the Community Oncology Alliance and Avalere Health present data that show breast cancer screening rates recovered more slowly among some racial/ethnic groups following on the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Paul Weisbruch, MD

Latest:

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.


Douglas A. Streat, MPH

Latest:

More Than “Beating the Benchmark”: 5 Medicare ACOs, 2015-2019

This retrospective cohort study compared the results of 5 Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organizations (ACOs) vs both ACO benchmarks and regional comparators over 4 years.


Yi Xin, MS

Latest:

Effective Prevention and Management of COVID-19 in Outpatient Hemodialysis Patients

The authors introduce a mobile phone app that may effectively prevent and manage coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in outpatient hemodialysis patients in Sichuan Province, China.


Tia L. Kauffman, MPH

Latest:

Impact of Expanded Carrier Screening on Health Care Utilization

This study shows little evidence of harms or increased health care utilization for people receiving negative (normal) results of expanded carrier screening through genome sequencing.


Bryan S. Walsh, JD

Latest:

CAAP Rule and Prescription Drug Prices

This article describes a recently finalized CMS rule addressing the permissibility of co-pay accumulator adjustment programs (CAAPs) when no generic is available.


Michael Vasconcelles, MD

Latest:

What’s Next for Real-World Evidence in Oncology?

Recent steps by FDA to promote the use of real-world evidence are to be commended, but the future demands a broader vision that makes greater use of growing sources of health care information.


Stephen T. Parente, PhD, MPH, MS

Latest:

Comparing Spending Across Medicare Programs

As Medicare Advantage increasingly becomes the dominant form of Medicare coverage, Congress must improve transparency of programmatic costs and benefits to promote beneficiary choice.



Joshua J. Solano, MD

Latest:

COVID-19 Control in the United States: The Case for Masking

In the control of COVID-19, the future perfect of the vaccine should not be the enemy of the present good, which is masking.


Michael J. Follick, PhD

Latest:

Behavior-Based Diabetes Management: Impact on Care, Hospitalizations, and Costs

The Diabetes Care Rewards program offers a business case for health plans to promote engagement through use of contingent incentives, thus improving health outcomes and lowering costs.


Amy C. Lockwood, DNP

Latest:

An Accelerated Hospital Observation Pathway to Reduce Length of Stay for Patients With COVID-19

For select patients hospitalized due to COVID-19, an academic urban hospital implemented an observation pathway that incorporated mobile health technology, reducing hospital length of stay by more than 2 days.


Siva Namasivayam

Latest:

Contributor: The Future of Prior Authorization Under the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act

Streamlining the prior authorization process can improve care accuracy and patient access to care, writes Siva Namasivayam, CEO of Cohere Health.


Shannon Lopez, LVN

Latest:

Preventive Care: Vaccines Matter

A database of information about more than 30,000 patients verified improved morbidity and mortality due to vaccines and preventive health care in prospective trials.


Teresa Rogstad, MPH

Latest:

Value-Based Care Through Postacute Home Health Under CMS PACT Regulations

Among a patient population defined by CMS postacute care transfer regulations, home health vs no postacute care was associated with reduced 30-day readmissions and costs.


K. Rajesh Kumar, MBBS

Latest:

Clinical Profile of COVID-19 Infection in Postvaccination Individuals

This article describes the findings of an observational study carried out in India to examine the clinical profile of individuals detected to be COVID-19 positive post vaccination.


Rachel Lipson, MA

Latest:

Rising Use of Surveillance Colonoscopy and Potential Impacts

The proportion of colonoscopies performed for postpolypectomy surveillance has increased significantly, particularly among older patients with limited life expectancy, raising concern for possible overuse.


Megan Callahan, MPH

Latest:

Industry-Informed Perspectives on the Benefits of Rideshare-Based Medical Transportation

Previous research on rideshare-based nonemergency medical transportation has limited generalizability due to the specific model studied, and the lack of trip-level data raises concerns of ecological fallacy.

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