Marlene Millen, MD


Implementing Clinical Informatics Tools for Primary Care–Based Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

The authors describe a primary care–based diabetic retinopathy screening program incorporating telemedicine, strong health information technology engagement, and development of clinical informatics tools.

Holly S. Kidrowski, MPH


Using a Brief Tool to Assess Healthy School Environments: A Pilot Study

The authors evaluated a brief assessment tool that accountable care organizations can use to help elementary schools improve student nutrition and increase physical activity.

Katie Grzyb, MHSA, BSE


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


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


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


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


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.

Benjamin D. Lewing, PhD


Outcomes of Antiviral Treatment for Influenza in Type 2 Diabetes

Antiviral treatment was associated with lower health care resource utilization and costs in patients with type 2 diabetes and a diagnosis of influenza.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Sara Poplau, BA


Teamwork Measure Relates to Provider Experience, Burnout, and Intent to Stay

A 6-item teamwork measure with good construct validity correlated with favorable provider outcomes including work experience, burnout, and intent to stay with the organization.

Gabriel Sullivan, BA


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.

Paul Weisbruch, 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.

Douglas A. Streat, MPH


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


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


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.

Zsolt Hepp, PharmD, MSc


Health Care Resource Utilization, Quality Metrics, and Costs of Bladder Cancer Within the Oncology Care Model

Spending on novel therapies in high-risk bladder cancer had minimal impact on Oncology Care Model payments to practices, according to this cohort study and an average performance estimation.

Bryan S. Walsh, JD


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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