The American Journal of Managed Care > December 2015

The American Journal of Managed Care - December 2015

December 09, 2015 – Steven M. Albert, PhD; Yll Agimi, PhD; and G. Daniel Martich, MD
Some patients using a patient portal for eVisits seek mental health care even when it is not designated for such use.
December 10, 2015 – Ilana Graetz, PhD; Jie Huang, PhD; Richard Brand, PhD; Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA; Thomas G. Rundall, PhD; Jim Bellows, PhD; John Hsu, MD, MBA, MSCE; Marc Jaffe, MD; and Mary E. Reed, DrPH
Patients with diabetes that are cared for by primary care teams with higher cohesion experienced greater EHR-related outcome improvements, compared with patients cared for by lower cohesion teams.
December 10, 2015 – Douglas E. Levy, PhD; Vidit N. Munshi, MA; Jeffrey M. Ashburner, PhD, MPH; Adrian H. Zai, MD, PhD, MPH; Richard W. Grant, MD, MPH; and Steven J. Atlas, MD, MPH
An automated cancer screening outreach tool implemented in a mature health information technology environment can achieve cost savings through reduced clinician time devoted to screening efforts.
November 10, 2015 – Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD, Associate Editor, The American Journal of Managed Care
The ultimate goal of the research that will be published in the pages of AJMC and elsewhere over the next decade is to provide those on the ground involved in health reform implementation and health systems redesign with critical, timely evidence in order to make mid-term corrections in the redesign of the US health system going forward.
December 08, 2015 – Jeffrey S. McCullough, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health; Guest Editor-in-Chief for the health IT issue of The American Journal of Managed Care
Recent policy changes and technological innovation have led to the widespread adoption of electronic health record systems and other forms of health information technology, which are starting to play an increasingly important role in the US healthcare system to improve quality while reducing costs.
December 10, 2015 – Mark Reid, PhD; Samuel Cohen, MD; Hank Wang, MD, MSHS; Aung Kaung, MD; Anish Patel, MD; Vartan Tashjian, BS; Demetrius L. Williams, Jr, MPA; Bibiana Martinez, MPH; and Brennan M.R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS
Electronic health record data can be used to predict patient absenteeism accurately. Predictive overbooking of missed appointments can significantly increase service utilization.
December 04, 2015 – Philip Wesley Barker, MS; and Dawn Marie Heisey-Grove, MPH
Health IT—enabled information sharing promotes communication within care teams. This study examined health IT adoption rates among practices that employ nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
December 07, 2015 – Leah M. Haverhals, MA; George Sayre, PsyD; Christian D. Helfrich, PhD, MPH; Catherine Battaglia, PhD, RN; David Aron, MD, MS; Lauren D. Stevenson, PhD; Susan Kirsh, MD, MPH; P. Michael Ho, MD, MPH; and Julie Lowery, PhD
This paper identified 4 factors associated with implementation success of e-consults in 8 VA medical centers, with implications for implementing similar health IT initiatives elsewhere.
December 14, 2015 – Susan Kirsh, MD, MPH; Evan Carey, MS; David C. Aron, MD, MS; Omar Cardenas, BS; Glenn Graham, MD, PhD; Rajiv Jain, MD; David H. Au, MD; Chin-Lin Tseng, DrPH; Heather Franklin, MPH; and P. Michael Ho, MD, PhD
E-consult implementation grew from 12 to 122 VHA sites with multiple specialties. The adjusted e-consult rate of 1.93/100 consults saved significant patient travel miles and costs.
December 21, 2015 – Mary Reed, DrPH; Ilana Graetz, PhD; Nancy Gordon, ScD; and Vicki Fung, PhD
Patients with higher out-of-pocket visit costs, such as co-payments and deductibles, initiated provider contact by e-mail more often. Patients report that e-mailing changed their care-seeking behaviors and improved overall health.
December 23, 2015 – Yiye Zhang, MS; and Rema Padman, PhD
This paper demonstrates that data-driven clinical pathways can be developed using electronic health record data to facilitate innovations in practice-based care delivery for chronic disease management.
December 31, 2015 – Katherine K. Kim, PhD, MPH, MBA; Robert S. Rudin, PhD; and Machelle D. Wilson, PhD
This study examined the adoption of health information technology-electronic health records, health information exchange, and patient engagement-by California state community health centers.
December 31, 2015 – Eunice Park-Lee, PhD; Vincent Rome, MPH; and Christine Caffrey, PhD
Select organizational characteristics and geographic locations were independently associated with the use of any electronic health record system among residential care communities.
January 04, 2016 – Dominique Comer, PharmD, MS; Joseph Couto, PharmD, MBA; Ruth Aguiar, BA; Pan Wu, PhD; and Daniel Elliott, MD, MSCE
We used aggregated pharmacy claims data available within the electronic health record to identify a high rate of primary nonadherence in a nonintegrated primary care network.
January 08, 2016 – Michael F. Furukawa, PhD; Jennifer King, PhD; and Vaishali Patel, PhD, MPH
We assessed physician attitudes on ease of use of electronic health record (EHR) functionalities related to “Meaningful Use” and whether ease of use was associated with EHR characteristics.
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