July 9, 2013
Policy-makers are actively promoting the electronic exchange of health information to improve the quality and efficiency of health care.
April 6, 2010
This article examines whether the alcohol consumption behavior of individuals is influenced by the alcohol consumption of people in their social network. A more nuanced understanding of the relationship between social networks and alcohol consumption is important because alcohol has complex health ramifications, both negative and positive.
April 1, 2010
Five strategies for addressing the challenges of incorporating Medicaid data into public reports of performance.
March 24, 2010
A multidisciplinary team redesigned Montefiore Medical Center's patient registration system to collect data on race, ethnicity and preferred language, and developed a procedure to provide faster treatment for heart attack patients.
March 23, 2010
This article examines how an individual’s decision to cooperate or not cooperate in a game setting can influence subsequent interactions between other players. Little is known about whether cooperative or uncooperative behavior can have a cascading influence on the behavior of people who were not part of the original decision.
June 4, 2013
Pioneering Ideas Blog
In addition to collaboration and learning, openness, transparency, curiosity and introspection were major themes at Kaiser Permanente's annual Innovation Retreat.
March 1, 2010
In this study, the authors map the social networks of 8,349 adolescents in order to study how sleep behavior spreads how drug use behavior spreads and how a friend's sleep behavior influences one's own drug use.
May 30, 2013
Program Results Report
The RAND Corporation conducted two studies to evaluate different methods of creating profiles that compare physicians based on the cost of care they provide.
February 7, 2010
In a world with abundant, actionable health data - both from electronic medical records and our everyday observations - we will be empowered to make better decisions and our relationships with doctors may significantly change.
May 21, 2013
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded a project to study how to improve value of health care—and to understand how it can be measured. See the resulting recommendations to improve the performance measurement enterprise in the United States.