HPI Research Highlights

Value-Based Care: Contributions of Health Care Professionals with a Focus on Nursing
Value-based purchasing (VBP) is a program that rewards high performance in an effort to accelerate the rapid integration and positive results associated with a national system of performance measurement and public reporting. Dr. Linda Dudjak is analyzing the contribution of health professionals, with a focus on nursing, and the current research on innovative models for the VBP program. Read more >
Pediatric Emergency Telemedicine: Addressing Policy Barriers
Telemedicine, while recognized as a promising approach to improving the efficiency of the pediatric emergency care system, remains remarkably underutilized. Drs. Jeremy Kahn and Lori Uscher-Pines are using Medicaid data to inform key policy decisions surrounding the financing, organization and management of pediatric emergency medical services in the United States. Read more >
Variation in Drug Spending and Diffusion of New Drugs in Medicaid
The $400b Medicaid program, which provides health coverage to some of our most vulnerable citizens, is facing state and federal pressure to control costs. Drs. Julie Donohue and Walid Gellad are examining variation in medication use and spending in the Pennsylvania Medicaid to determine the effectiveness of cost-containment strategies to ensure the long term viability of the program. Read more >

Recent Publications

Implications of New Insurance Coverage for Access to Care, Cost-Sharing, and Reimbursement. James AE III, Gellad WF, Primack BA. JAMA. 2013; Epub ahead of print. PDF >
Sources of regional variation in Medicare Part D drug spending. Donohue JM, Morden NE, Gellad WF, Bynum JP, Zhou W, Hanlon JT, Skinner J. New England Journal of Medicine. 2012; 366(6): 530-538 PDF >
The Epidemiology of Intensive Care Unit Readmissions in the United States. Brown SE, Ratcliffe SJ, Kahn JM, Halpern SD. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012; [Epub ahead of print] PubMed >
Evaluating Pennsylvania pharmacists’ provision of community-based patient care services to develop a statewide practice network. Osborne MA*, Snyder ME, Hall DL, Coley KC, McGivney MS. INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy. 2011; 2(4): 1-9 PDF >