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

Impact of nurse-led remote screening and prompting for evidence-based practices in the ICU. Kahn JM, Gunn SR, Lorenz HL, Alvarez J, Angus DC. Crit Care Med. 2014;  
Receptivity to and Recall of Alcohol Brand Appearances in U.S. Popular Music and Alcohol-Related Behaviors. Primack, BA, McClure AC, Li Z, Sargent JD. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2014;  
A Simple Change to the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy Program Could Save $5 Billion. Yuting Zhang, Chao Zhou, Seo Hyon Baik. Health Affairs. 2014;  http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/33/6/940.abstract
Implications of New Insurance Coverage for Access to Care, Cost-Sharing and Reimbursement. A. Everette James III, JD; Walid F. Gellad MD; Brian Primack, MD. JAMA. 2014;   http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1789711&resultClick=3
What Can Be Learned from the Types of Community Benefit Programs That Hospitals Already Have in Place?. Jessica G. Burke PhD, MHS; Sandra Truong, MPH; Steve Albert PhD, MPH; Johanna Steenrod MSFGA; Christine Gibert MPH; Barbara Folb, MM, MLS, MPH; Ahlam Saleh, MLS; Everette James, JD, MBA. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2014;  http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_health_care_for_the_poor_and_underserved...