Category: Research, Design, and Statistics

State helps fund Christiana Care mental health pilot

The Christiana Care Value Institute will monitor the pilot program for cost-effectiveness as well as positive health outcomes. Read article here:  State helps fund Christiana Care mental health pilot

Austin Mount-Campbell, PhD, MS

Value Institute Spring Symposium 2016 – Bridging the Gap: Connecting Data to Decisions

In a transformative era when reimbursement models are rewarding quality improvements in medicine, Christiana Care is well-positioned to bring evaluative science to clinical practice because of the research of the Value Institute. “If we are going to be successful in achieving optimal health for our patients and exceptional patient experience, as well as maintaining organizational […]

Value Institute Spring Symposium 2015 – “Eliminating Health Care Disparities”

Giselle Corbie-Smith, M.D., MSc and Lisa Cooper, M.D., MPH discuss the critical topic of eliminating health care disparities. Dr. Lisa Cooper is the James F. Fries Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is also Vice President, Healthcare Equity, for Johns Hopkins Medicine. A […]

Value Institute Fall Symposium 2013 – “Matching Care to Patient and Family Needs”

Dr. Diane E. Meier is Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative care programs in the United States. Under her leadership the number of palliative care programs in U.S. hospitals has more than tripled in the last 10 years. She is […]

Value Institute Inaugural Symposium 2012 – “Creating Value Through Science”

Michael Lauer, M.D., is the Deputy Director for Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he serves as the principal scientific leader and advisor to the Director of the NIH on all matters relating to the substance, quality, and effectiveness of the NIH extramural research program and administration. He received education and […]

Mixed-Methods with Teens: A Research Imperative

Mixed-methods research and adolescent males aren’t often paired in the same sentence. However, they could – and should – be! Join Dr. Judith Herrman and Katie Haigh from the University of Delaware and Christopher Moore from the Department of Family and Community Medicine as they present their research evaluating the impact of the Wise Guys […]

Fear, Vulnerability, and Sacrifice as Factors in ED Use: Ethnographic Research Methods and their Insights

Ethnographic research and social analyses in healthcare settings have long been valued, however their use is not widespread. Qualitative research about patient-centered care makes patients the experts, and providers, policy makers and administrators the students. In this presentation, I discuss a 2015 case study of a 51-year-old low-income Philadelphia man who had two ED visits […]

Single Molecule DNA and RNA Sequencing to Detect Residual Cancer and Clonal Hematopoiesis

Dr. Druley will discuss novel strategies for single molecule DNA and RNA sequencing as a modality for characterization of clonal hematopoiesis and minimal residual disease (MRD) detection in cancer. Despite “deep sequencing,” next-generation platforms have an error rate of 0.5-1.0%, precluding straightforward sequencing for MRD, which requires sensitivity of less than 1:1,000. However, using a […]

Field Trials in Developing Countries: Lessons from the PURE Study

The PURE study assesses environmental, societal, and biological influences on obesity and chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. This presentation will describe the setup and execution of this large and complex study; key findings to date; and the possibilities and pitfalls of field-based data collection in developing countries. Dr. Rahman is […]