Medicare Payment Rate

Madicare Payment Rate Name How Medicare Payment Rate Reductions Will Affect Hospitals and Patients Modeler Jack Homer, Gary Hirsch Client Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of the Actuary (CMS/OACT) Client Type Government The Issue You Tackled

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates Medicare payment growth rate reductions to acute and rehab hospitals […]

Anemia Control

Anemia Control

 

Name Biomedical System Dynamics to Improve Anemia Control With Darbepoetin Alfa in Long-Term Hemodialysis Patients Modelers James T. McCarthy, Craig L. Hocum, Robert C. Albright, James Rogers, Edward J. Gallaher, David P. Steensma, Stephen F. Gudgell, Eric J. Bergstralh, John C. Dillion, LaTonya J. Hickson, Amy W. Williams, and David Dingli […]

Oral Health

Oral Health

 

Name Oral Health Model Modelers Mitsue Fujimaki, Josely Emiko Umeda, Renata Corrêa Pascotto, Raquel Sano Suga Terada, Thiago Brito, Ricardo Pietrobon, and Guttenberg Passos Contact Professor Mitsue Fujimaki, Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Integrated Dentistry, Universidade Estadual de Maringá – UEM,

Client State Secretary of Health of Paraná Client […]

PRISM

PRISM

 

Name Prevention Impacts Simulation Model (PRISM) Modelers Jack Homer, Kristina Wile, Gary Hirsch, Justin Trogdon, Amanda Honeycutt, Bobby Milstein, Diane Orenstein, and Lawton Cooper Discussion Please join the discussion here. Client/Participant Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Client Type Government

 

The Issue […]

Are You vMad To Go For Surgery? Risk Assessment for Transmission of vCJD via Surgical Instruments

Client: UK Department of Health

Authors/Consultant: Stephen Curram, Jonathan Coyle, André Hare

Case summary: Although the prevalence of vCJD (a human form of “Mad Cow Disease”) was successfully reduced between 2000 and 2004, the alarming peak in cases led to concern about the disease’s possible transmission via various pathways. Surgical instruments were considered to be […]

Exploring Prevention Strategies for Improving Children's Oral Health

Children’s Oral Health

 

Name Exploring Prevention Strategies for Improving Children’s Oral Health Modelers Gary B. Hirsch, Burton Edelstein, Marcy Frosh, Jayanth Kumar.

Client/Participant Childen’s DentalHealth Project, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, New York State Department of Health Client Type Government The Issue You Tackled Early childhood caries (ECC) – tooth […]

Social Determinants of Health in a Diverse Urban Population

Client: Wellesley Institute (Toronto)

Authors/Consultants: Mahamoud A, Roche B, Homer J

Social determinants of health are important in shaping the health of urban populations in Canada. The low socio-economic status of marginalized, disadvantaged, and precarious populations in urban settings has been linked to adverse health outcomes including chronic and infectious disease, negative health behaviors, barriers […]

Local Health System Reform Strategy

ReThink Health Dynamics

 

Name Local Health System Reform Strategy Modelers Jack Homer, Gary B. Hirsch, Bobby Milstein, and Elliott S. Fisher.

Client/Participant Fannie E. Rippel Foundation (New Jersey) Client Type NGO The Official Website

rethinkhealth.org is the official website that covers all information about this project including the […]

Marketing Strategy for a New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug

Client: a large global pharmaceutical company (Sandoz, now Novartis)

Authors/Consultants: Homer J

This was the first of a series of models with Sandoz dealing with the positioning of new products in various therapeutic application markets. The cholesterol-lowering drug was a “me-too” drug entering a very competitive market. The purpose of the model was to investigate […]

Antibiotic Resistance Dynamics

Client: Texas Department of Health

Authors/Consultants: Homer J, Ritchie-Dunham J, Rabbino H, Puente L, Jorgensen J, Hendricks K

Many common bacterial pathogens have become increasingly resistant to the antibiotics used to treat them. The evidence suggests that the essential cause of the problem is the extensive and often inappropriate use of antibiotics, a practice that […]