Alumni medals at Columbia

from Market Design at http://bit.ly/2HKnLsT on May 30, 2019 at 11:27AM I am a proud grad of the Columbia University School of Engineering, which I attended as an undergraduate from 1968-1971.  I’ll be back on campus this evening to get a medal, as will Dr. Harry L. Tuller. You can read about us in the […]

Capturing the differences between humoral immunity in the normal and tumor environments from repertoire-seq of B-cell receptors using supervised machine learning

from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes at http://bit.ly/2WcvhWD on May 30, 2019 at 08:06AM The recent success of immunotherapy in treating tumors has attracted increasing interest in research related to the adaptive immune system in the tumor microenvironment. Recent advances in next-generation sequ…

New Research Brief Series Launched by IVI to Share Learnings from the Open-Source Value Project

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/2WcohZD on May 30, 2019 at 06:24AM Guest post by Mark Linthicum, Director of Scientific Communications at The Innovation and Value Initiative To get to Value Assessment 2.0, a concerted effort across fields of expertise is needed to improve methods and establish practical approaches that make sense in real-world decision making. […]

Content validity of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network – Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Breast Cancer Symptom Index (NFBSI-16) and Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Physical Function Short Form with advanced breast cancer patients

from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes at http://bit.ly/2wtr950 on May 29, 2019 at 10:36PM The purpose of this study is to evaluate the content validity of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network – Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Breast Cancer Symptom Index (NFBSI-16) and the Patient-Rep…

The Effect of Medicaid Waivers on Ameliorating Racial/Ethnic Disparities Among Children With Autism

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at http://bit.ly/2EGvZ3E on May 29, 2019 at 10:09PM Objective To examine the effects of Medicaid Home and Community-based Services (HCBS) waivers on reducing racial/ethnic disparities in unmet need for services among families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Data Sources Data from the 2003, 2007, and […]

Evaluation of a Policy Intervention to Promote the Health and Wellbeing of Workers in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at http://bit.ly/2W1suKK on May 29, 2019 at 09:12PM Background Good employee health and wellbeing is of key importance to employers and the economy. The workplace can serve as a setting for health and wellbeing promotion. Financial incentives may encourage employers to invest in employee health and wellbeing. […]

Program Capacity to Deliver Prevention Services to Children of Adult Clients Receiving Substance Use Disorder Treatment

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at http://bit.ly/2KcYrNY on May 29, 2019 at 08:09PM Children whose parents have a history of substance use are at elevated risk of developing substance use disorders (SUDs) and related debilitating behaviors. Although specialty treatment programs are uniquely positioned to deliver prevention care to children of adult clients, […]

Comments on the No Surprises Act

from Brookings: Topics – Health at https://brook.gs/2HKtmQg on May 29, 2019 at 05:38PM By Loren Adler, Matthew Fiedler, Paul Ginsburg, Christen Linke Young The House Committee on  Energy and Commerce recently requested comments from health policy experts at the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy on a new discussion draft for the No Surprises Act, […]

Changing payment instruments and the utilisation of new medical technologies

from The European Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2YSTr59 on May 29, 2019 at 03:18PM Abstract This paper empirically investigates the impact of additional reimbursement instruments on the diffusion of new technologies in inpatient care. Using 2010–2014 German panel data on hospital level for every patient undergoing coronary angioplasty, this study examines the utilisation of […]

Comments on the No Surprise Act

from Brookings: Topics – Health at https://brook.gs/2HKtmQg on May 29, 2019 at 02:57PM By Loren Adler, Matthew Fiedler, Paul Ginsburg, Christen Linke Young The House Committee on  Energy and Commerce recently requested comments from health policy experts at the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy on a new discussion draft for the No Surprises Act, […]