Tag Archives: Chia-Hung Chou

New Report by CCDTR Investigators Weighs the Evidence for Diabetes Prevention Programs in Community Settings

March 26, 2015 – Yesterday, the NYSHealth Foundation released a report prepared by CCDTR invstigators Drs. Chia-Hung Chou, Deborah Burnet, David Meltzer, and Elbert Huang entitled “The Effectiveness of Diabetes Prevention Programs in Community Settings.” The report reviews the evidence from diabetes prevention programs that have been conducted in community settings to determine their effectiveness in improving health outcomes. The report also examines the long-term effects, implementation costs, and overall cost implications of these programs.

NYSHealth President and CEO James R. Knickman and Chief Program Learning Officer Kelly Hunt also discussed the report’s findings in a recent Health Affairs blog post. They argued there was a need for greater public and private investments in diabetes prevention research and demonstrations.

Click here to read the report.
Click here to read the accompanying policy brief.
Click here to read the Health Affairs blog post.
Click here to read the University of Chicago Medicine’s Science Life blog post about the report.

‘Science Life’ Features CCDTR Investigator Dr. Neda Laiteerapong’s Study About Disparities in Quality of Care Among Patients with Diabetes

November 10, 2014 – University of Chicago blog Science Life interviews Dr. Neda Laiteerapong  about the findings of a study looking at racial disparities in quality of care among adult patients with diabetes.Standard measures of diabetes care in the US could be masking greater racial disparities

Click here to view the original study published in Medical Care.

UCM’s mobile texting project featured in newly released Health Affairs video on patient engagement

September 9, 2014 – Yesterday, the journal Health Affairs released videos about patient engagement that they produced in partnership with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The three videos describe ways in which patients and practitioners make health care decisions in a patient-engaged manner. UCM’s mobile texting program, developed by a team of investigators including CCDTR investigators, was featured in one of the videos. The videos go along with the February 2013 issue of Health Affairs entitled “New Era Of Patient Engagement.”

To download the Health Affairs announcement, click here.

To view the videos, click here. The third video features the Caresmarts text-messaging program.

To view the recent Health Affairs publication about the UCM text-messaging program, click here.

 

2014 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The annual research meeting of AcademyHealth will be June 8-10, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. We are pleased to announce that some of our CCDTR-affiliated investigators and staff will be presenting at the meeting this year.

This poster has been picked to be featured in AcademyHealth’s Poster Walk:

Title: Does the 340B program reach communities in need?
Presenter: Chia-Hung (Ed) Chou
Poster Session: A
Date/Time: Sunday, June 8, 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Title: National outpatient prescription dispensing patterns through contract pharmacies serving the 340B drug discount program in 2012
Presenter: Bobby Clark
Poster Session: A
Date/Time: Sunday, June 8, 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Title: Integrating multi-level interventions to improve diabetes care and outcomes
Presenter: Monica Peek
Poster Session: A
Date/Time: Sunday, June 8, 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Title:  Effect of a PCMH Intervention on Provider and Staff Perception of PCMH Characteristics, Morale, Satisfaction, Burnout, and Work Environment
Presenter: Paige Fairchild
Poster Session:  B
Date/Time:  Monday, June 9, 9:45 – 11:15 AM

Title:  Diabetes Care in Health Centers: Who is Doing What in the Care of Patients with Diabetes?
Presenter: Kathryn Gunter
Poster Session:  B
Date/Time: Monday, June 9, 9:45 -11:15 AM

Title: Developing a Short-Form Version of the Safety Net Medical Home Scale
Presenter: Robert Nocon
Session:  Cutting Edge Advancements in Quality Measurement and Evaluation
Date/Time: Monday, June 9, 4:45 – 6:15 PM

Title: An evidence based synthesis of diabetes prevention programs for policymakers
Presenter: Chia-Hung (Ed) Chou
Poster Session: C
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 10, 7:30 – 9:00 AM

For general information about the Annual Meeting, click here.

 

AcademyHealth 2014 - Paige Fairchild's poster   AcademyHealth 2014 - Katie Gunter's poster   AcademyHealth 2014 - Robert Nocon's poster

Paige Fairchild, Katie Gunter, and Robert Nocon presenting posters at the 2014 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

CCDTR’s Text-Messaging Program Featured in Newsletter of The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes

May 13, 2014 – The South Side Diabetes project’s text-messaging program was featured in Volume 13 of this year’s newsletters by The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes. The newsletter was entitled “Using Cell Phone Technology to Improve Diabetes Care and Outcomes in Chicago.” Download the newsletter here. Access the Health Affairs publication mentioned in the newsletter here.

2013 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The annual research meeting of AcademyHealth will be June 23-25, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. We are pleased to announce that some of our CCDTR-affiliated investigators will be presenting at the meeting this year.

Abstract Title:  Factors Associated with High Medical Home Capability in Federally-funded Community Health Centers
Presenter: Yue Gao
Poster Session:  A
Day/Time: Sunday, June 23, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Abstract Title:  “We’re isolated in a way that most people simply don’t understand” – Care Coordination among Rural Safety Net Clinics
Presenter: Sarah Derrett
Poster Session:  A
Day/Time: Sunday, June 23, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Abstract Title: Are the Performance Ratings of Medicare Part D Plans Influenced by the Socio-Economic Composition of Their Enrollees?
Presenter: Gary Young, JD, PhD; CCDTR Investigator Chia-Hung (Ed) Chou is a co-author
Poster Session: B
Day/Time: Monday, June 24, 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Abstract Title: The Impact of High-Deductible Health Plans on Emergency Department Use and Subsequent Hospitalizations among Patients with and without Mental Illness
Presenter: Chia-Hung (Ed) Chou
Poster Session: C
Day/Time: Monday, June 24, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM

Abstract Title: Medical Home Capability is Associated with Better Patient Experience Ratings in Safety Net Clinics
Presenter: Robert Nocon
Panel Title: Patient Centered Medical Homes – One Year Older, One Year Better?
Day/Time: Tuesday, June 25, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 
Room 317

For general information about the Annual Meeting, click here.

Yue Gao and Ed Chou     Sarah Derrett

Ed Chou, Yue Gao, and Sarah Derrett presenting posters
at the 2013 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

Dr. Ed Chou has had a first-of-its kind study published in the New England Journal of Medicine

April 18, 2013 – CCDTR researcher Chia-Hung (Ed) Chou, PhD and his co-authors carried out a first-of-its-kind study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine in which they examined the extent to which community benefits were provided by tax-exempt hospitals across the nation.  In collaboration with researchers from the Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research, Bouvé College of Health Sciences and D’Amore–McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, and the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, Dr. Chou and colleagues used reports that hospitals filed with the Internal Revenue Service for fiscal year 2009 that provide expenditures for seven types of community benefits to complete the analysis.  Their findings indicated that the U.S. tax-exempt hospitals provided a varied level of community services, with little benefit-related expenditures spent on community health improvement and most expenditures allocated to patient care services.  The study was highlighted in media outlets including the LA Times.