Curriculum Vitae of Richard E. Ward, MD, MBA

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Education

1987 – 1990 University of Chicago Booth School of Business

M.B.A., June, 1990, Concentration in finance.

1984 – 1990 University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

M.D., June, 1990Successfully completed National Medical Board Exams (parts I and II). Drafted advisory report on University of Chicago public relations for President of the University. Elected member of advisory committee to the Dean of the Biological Sciences Division, 1986.

1980 – 1984 University of Notre Dame

B.A., 1984Graduated magna cum laude in economics.Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Epsilon Delta (pre-medical honor society), Sheehan Prize for best senior economics thesis: “Static & Dynamic Models of National Health Care Expenditures.” Notre Dame Scholar, Pedke Leadership Scholarship.

Activities: Founder & Manager, Notre Dame Shenanigans (touring mixed vocal jazz ensemble), Business Manager, Notre Dame Glee Club (touring men’s chorus).

1976 -1980 Forest View High School, Arlington Heights., IL

Honors: Valedictorian of class of 750, Student Body President, National Merit Scholar.

Experience

Jan, 2011 – present CEO, REWARD HEALTH SCIENCES, Inc.

Reward Health Sciences is a health care consultancy and information technology developer focused on partnering with physicians and hospitals to create successful Accountable Care Organizations.

Jan, 2012 – present SENIOR ADVISOR, BDC ADVISORS, LLC.

BDC Advisors is a Miami-based health care consultancy.  Provided consulting services to senior executives of leading health systems, academic medical centers and clinically-integrated networks regarding care model development and the associated information technology and analytics requirements.  Led executive retreats, led vendor selection processes, conducted assessments, and wrote and presented strategy documents.

July – December, 2012 CHIEF MEDICAL INFORMATICS OFFICER (Interim), HEALTH ACCESS SOLUTIONS, INC.

Health Access Solutions is a San Francisco-based population health management technology company offering a web-based health management suite used by 26,000 physicians. Led development of product strategy, organized and hosted annual user group meeting, led sales presentations, and developed relationships with customers and business partners.

April, 2006 – Dec, 2010 VP, CLINICAL PROGRAMS and MEDICAL INFORMATICS, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MICHIGAN

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is a non-profit affiliate of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association serving 4.5 million members in Michigan and across the country.Responsibilities included leading a team of 420 people, in addition to dedicated IT and business intelligence staff and consultants, to execute the following programs and functions:

  • Pay for Performance Programs, including the Physician Group Incentive Program (PGIP), one of the nation’s largest professional pay-for-performance programs involving over 100 physician groups, including more than 8,000 primary care physicians serving 1.8 million BCBSM members.  The program offered 41 voluntary initiatives focused on diseases, services, information technologies and provider organization capabilities, intended to improve quality and efficiency of care.  Provider incentives under these programs reached a level of more than $60M annual payout to physician organizations.  More information here.
  • Collaborative Quality Improvement (CQI) Programs, including 8 separate multi-hospital consortia (Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Bariatric Surgery, Percutaneous Coronary Interventions, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Breast Cancer, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hospital Medicine Safety Initiative, and Surgical Quality), involving about $20M in annual support for participating hospitals and coordinating centers to capture, pool and analyze clinical datasets, and to identify and implement best practices and disseminate information about results.
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home Program (PCMH), the nation’s largest such program, involves more than 6,000 primary care physicians working to increase capabilities consistent with the domains of function of the patient-centered medical home, and rewarding over 1800 physicians in roughly 500 primary care office practices with a BCBSM PCMH “designation” that was rewarded with an increase in office visit fees. More information here.
  • Wellness Programs, including smoking cessation, telephonic wellness coaching, work-site wellness initiatives, web-based health risk appraisal and digital coaching, mail campaigns promoting wellness and compliance with preventive services guidelines, and insurance products that incentivized members to complete health risk appraisals, engage in wellness and care management interventions, and accomplish healthy behavior and outcomes goals.
  • Disease Management Programs, including telephonic coaching, web-based “digital coaching”, and shared decision-making programs that supported members’ decisions regarding elective surgical procedures such as back surgery.
  • Case Management Programs (including care transitions programs) focused on coordination of care and coordination of benefits for complex, acute care cases.  Included a large team of employed nurses.
  • Medicare Clinical Programs (3 years), including oversight of vendor-supported programs for disease management, case management and medication treatment management (MTM)
  • Provider-based Care Management Programs, including chronic condition management and care transitions programs carried out by employed staff of 6 large physician organizations with data exchange with the health plan to permit coordination of services, customer reporting and program evaluation.
  • Medical Informatics Department, collaborating with the information technology department and the business intelligence department to develop an innovative wellness and care management platform based on business process management (BPM) technology (licensing patented technology developed by Reward Health Sciences), and developing analytic databases and an “model-based” reporting framework.
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department, including staff with PhD and Masters-level training in epidemiology, biostatistics, economics and related disciplines, developing and applying advanced methods for predictive modelling, opportunity analysis, provider performance evaluation and program effectiveness evaluation.  This department also collaborated with researchers at University of Michigan, Michigan State University and other universities on 3 separate competitively funded program evaluation studies for the PGIP program, the PCMH program, and the provider-based care management program.
  • Wellness and Care Management Consulting Department, providing consulting an technical sales support to key and large employers and other customers to help them tailor a “wellness and care management solution” to meet their needs, accomplish their goals and fit within their budget.  This department also explained program statistical information and evaluation results to customers.
  • Pre-Certification Programs (2 years), including telephonic assessment of admission and length-of-stay appropriateness for acute hospital and nursing home admissions.
  • Utilization Management Programs (1 year), including oversight of vendor-supported programs for physical therapy and chiropractic services.
  • Provider Registration and Credentialing (1 year), including vendor selection and implementation of enterprise-class provider information management software.
Jan 03 – 2006 CHIEF MEDICAL INFORMATICS OFFICER, ANCETA, LLC

Anceta is a health care informatics company founded by the American Medical Group Association, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, and Accenture.  Anceta is developing a health care data warehouse based on longitudinal patient data contributed by large multi-specialty medical group practices throughout the U.S.  Anceta provides comparative reports of quality, outcomes and efficiency of care to participating medical groups, and conducts research and provides reports and datasets (with all patient and provider identifying variables removed to protect patient privacy and to best serve the interests of participating medical groups).

July 99 – 2006 FOUNDER and CEO, REWARD HEALTH SCIENCES, INC. , WINDSOR, ONTARIO

Mission: To become the leading provider of web-based tools, evidence-based content, and associated consulting services to enable health care organizations to achieve success with their clinical practice improvement and care management initiatives.

Dec 98 – July 99 VICE PRESIDENT and GENERAL MANAGER, HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION PRODUCTS, OCEANIA, INC, PALO ALTO, CA

Company: An information technology company founded to help clinicians acquire, use and analyze information to improve patient care. Oceania’s products include WAVE, a comprehensive electronic health record, World Wide WAVE, a web-based version of WAVE, and Oceania Notes, a template charting tool enabling the efficient capture of structured medical record documentation directly from clinicians. The privately-held, company was founded in 1989. Between Sept 97 and July 99, the company grew from 100 to 150 employees, relocated its headquarters from Palo Alto to Redwood City, and opened offices in Oakland, CA and Falls Church, VA. Oceania’s major customers include Kaiser Permanente, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of State.

  • Served as a member of Oceania’s Management Team, participating in the development of corporate strategy and meetings of Oceania’s Board of Directors.
  • Served as General Manager of Health Care Organization Products, overseeing product management, product marketing, clinical content development and software engineering for electronic health record and care management products marketed to medical group practices, academic medical centers and tightly organized independent practice associations (IPAs).
  • Negotiated business relationships with both suppliers of component technology and distributors of Oceania products.
  • Served as lead presenter for sales presentations to largest prospects.
  • Collaborated with Oacis, Inc. and SAIC on winning proposal for development and nation-wide deployment of Kaiser-Permanente Clinical Information System (KP-CIS), 1999. Contributions included (a) authoring the decision support approach that was part of the proposal, and (b) co-developing and presenting clinical scenarios and use cases illustrating the proposed user interface model.
  • Presented Oceania strategy and direction at annual meeting of Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting, 1999.
Sep 97 – Dec 98 DIRECTOR, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, OCEANIA, INC., PALO ALTO, CA

  • Established within Oceania a set of product management processes based on software industry best practices, including prospect problem analysis, product conceptualization, market validation, competitive analysis, business planning, requirements development, usability engineering, functional specifications review, design and architecture review, product launch, and ongoing evaluation.
  • Led collaborative team of Oceania and Kaiser Permanente staff to develop and prioritize product requirements for the health profile and clinical documentation components of Kaiser Permanente’s National Clinical Information System (NCIS), 1998.
  • Participated as a member of Kaiser Permanente’s internal team overseeing development of an information system for population management and high-risk patient registry.
  • Participated as a member of Kaiser Permanente National Clinical Documentation User Group as well as regional User Groups for Northern California and Southern California.
  • Developed Oceania’s 2-year product roadmap, outlining development plans for Oceania’s the electronic health record solution and clinical documentation component technology products.
Jan 94 – Sep 97

Oct 93 – Dec 93

June 90 – Sep 93

DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR CLINICAL EFFECTIVENESS, HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM / CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY, DETROIT, MI ASSOCIATE

DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR CLINICAL EFFECTIVENESS

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR CLINICAL EFFECTIVENESS

Mission of CCE: Serve to coordinate the research, development and implementation of clinical policies applicable to the health care community, and to the Henry Ford Health System in particular.Agenda: (1) Develop an active program of clinical effectiveness and medical outcomes research, (2) Develop a Clinical Policy Analysis function capable of supporting technology assessment, clinical practice policy-making, managed health benefits determination, and hospital formulary policy decisions, and (3) Develop methods and technologies to support the implementation of clinical practice policies.

  • Established a talented and dedicated team with average staffing levels that included three physicians, a PhD health services researcher, an epidemiologist, 2-4 masters-level project coordinators, 2-3 programmer/analysts, 2 care management counselors, 2 support staff, and 2-10 volunteer or part-time clinician collaborators from various clinical departments.
  • Developed a unique program of ongoing development of evidence-based clinical practice policies using cost-effectiveness analysis, adapted and simplified to be practical and useful for use by teams of clinicians.
  • Developed one of the country’s most active programs in prospective data collection for health outcomes research, including a diverse set of acute and chronic conditions and surgical procedures. Founded the SCORE consortium, a low back surgery outcomes research consortium including Mayo, Cleveland, Lovelace, Lahey, Henry Ford, Emory, U of New Mexico with a $240 project budget paid by the collaborating neurosurgical departments.
  • Co-investigator of NIH-sponsored Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) cancer screening trial site, for a $10.4 million award that was the largest ever received by Henry Ford.
  • Developed an Intranet-based diabetes care management system providing benchmarking measures and targeted intervention services for use by primary care clinicians, endocrinologists and nurses specializing in diabetes care and education.
  • Developed and validated a neural-network predictive model capable or prospectively identifying 1/3 of treatment failures of total hip replacement.
  • Collaborated in the development of an innovative “Managed Care College” offering instruction and mentored-projects in clinical practice improvement methods and management of specific disease entities. More than 200 clinicians participated in the year-long program.
  • Established Clinical Effectiveness Fellowship program, offering funding, facilities and mentoring support for senior staff clinicians completing directed readings and working on effectiveness research or practice improvement projects.
  • Hosted summer research internships for medical students and mentored house staff research projects.
  • Frequently served as expert reviewer for health care legislative proposals, including various national health care reform bills.
  • Represented Henry Ford to local and national organizations, including NCQA, AMGA, and AAHP. Led long term planning effort for NCQA’s HEDIS quality measurement system, 1997.
Jan 95 – Sep 97 CHIEF, CLINICAL INFORMATICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT,HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM / CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY, DETROIT, MI

Led in strategic planning, development and evaluation of clinician workstation and computer-based tools to support outcomes management and clinical practice improvement.

  • Won an Integrated Advanced Information Management System (IAIMS) strategic planning grant from the NIH. This was the first IAIMS grant to a managed care delivery system.
  • Authored the Henry Ford Medical Group Information Systems Strategic Plan, 1997. Approved by the Board of Governors for $34 million.
  • Developed a nationally-standardized, Internet-accessible repository of questions used for health outcomes studies.
  • Developed Flexi-Scan, a set of software applications for outcomes data acquisition, pooling and analysis, used by Henry Ford, the Health Outcomes Institute, the American Medical Group Association Outcomes Management Consortium (50+ multi-specialty group practices), and the SCORE Consortium.
  • Developed one of the first Internet and Intra-net –based clinical practice guideline and formulary resource for clinicians.
Aug 96 – Sep 97 ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR CLINICAL POLICY ANALYSIS, HEALTH ALLIANCE PLAN OF MICHIGAN, DETROIT, MI

Led in strategic planning, development and ongoing management of clinical policy analysis process to support member benefit policy, provider practice guidelines and quality management indicator criteria.

July 88 – June 90 FINANCIAL ANALYST, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO HOSPITALS, CHICAGO, IL

Full-time Analyst (June 86 – June 88)

  • Developed 5-year forecasting model of financial statements used for annual budget process.
  • Prepared market-oriented financial projections and wrote accompanying section of institutional strategic planning document.
  • Developed mainframe and microcomputer-based computer software used to study utilization, cost, revenue and demographic characteristics associated with groups of patients.
  • Initiated new outpatient statistics methodologies.
  • Completed studies of physician workload and profitability.

Part-time Consultant (June 86 — June 90)

  • Provided training in use of hospital computer resources.
  • Advised Program Evaluation staff in implementation of TSI hospital management information system.
  • Coordinated inter-departmental task force in design of new outpatient activity reports.
  • Completed ad hoc studies of program profitability and ancillary utilization.
Sept 86 – June 90 SYSTEMS CONSULTANT, SELF-EMPLOYED

Employed staff of three part-time programmers for microcomputer systems design and software development. Work was predominantly associated with the development of a computer system for a Chicago real estate law firm, including the installation of a 23-station microcomputer network. Designed and implemented software that handles automated client correspondence, client billing, case-tracking, comparative property analysis and other specialized office functions, as well as on-line queries and ad hoc reporting.

June 85 – June 86 RESEARCH ASSISTANT, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE

Primary researcher in grant-supported study of methodologies for measuring changes in cardiac hemodynamic performance resulting from exercise training. Coordinated purchase of computer equipment, developed patient database software for cardiac rehabilitation program and reported results to the National Institutes of Health.

Professional Organizations

2011 – 2013 INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY for PHARMACOECONOMICS and OUTCOMES RESEARCH (ISPOR), Lawrenceville, NJ
2010 – present HEALTHCARE INFORMATION and MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS SOCIETY (HIMSS), Chicago, IL
1990 – 2000 SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL DECISION MAKING, Washington, DC
1990 – 2000 AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION, Bethesda, MD
1990 – 1997 ECONOMIC CLUB of DETROIT, Detroit, MI

Teaching

Nov 00 – Mar 06 GUEST LECTURER, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Lecturer for Department of Health Management and Policy, regarding use of information technology to improve clinical performance.

Jan 01 – Jun 03 COURSE INSTRUCTOR, PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL (Hershey, PA)

Graduate course in Health Care Quality Management.  Final course in masters program.   Covered quality and outcomes measurement, clinical policy analysis, medical informatics.

Apr 98 – May 98 GUEST LECTURER, COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME (San Jose, CA)

Graduate Health Care Policy Program course in medical informatics.

Jul 93 – Sep 97 VISITING PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – DEARBORN

Program in Health Policy Studies Senior Seminar, Dearborn, MI

May 95 – May 96 VISITING PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Lecturer for Epidemiology 740, Methods in Medical Quality Assessment

Jun 94 – Jul 95 COURSE DIRECTOR, PEDIATRIC ASTHMA MANAGEMENT COURSE

Managed Care College, Metro Medical Group, Detroit, MIMandatory 12-session Continuing Medical Education Course for Pediatricians.

Oct 93 – Oct 94 COURSE DIRECTOR, CLINICAL EFFECTIVENESS COURSE

Managed Care College, Metro Medical Group, Detroit, MIMandatory 8-session methods course for primary care physicians

Professional Committees and Boards

2011 – present MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Wincere, Inc.

2011 – present VICE CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

American Red Cross, Southeastern Michigan Chapter

2011 – present MEMBER, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

American Red Cross, Southeastern Michigan Chapter

2010 – 2011 MEMBER, FINANCE COMMITTEE

American Red Cross, Southeastern Michigan Chapter

2010 – 2011 MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

American Red Cross, Southeastern Michigan Chapter

2003 – present MEMBER, EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD

Journal of Population Health Management (formerly Journal of Disease Management)

Jan 00 – 2004 MEMBER, EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD

Joint Commission’s Journal on Quality Improvement

Jan 97 – Jul 97 CONSULTANT, SUB-COMMITTEE ON MANAGED CARE

Institute of MedicineLeader for project to develop a model of managed care to be used as the basis of an IOM position paper on quality and accountability in managed health care. Resulting model used as part of President Clinton’s Task Force on Health Care Accountability, which drafted the U.S. Patient Bill of Rights.

Dec 96 – Sep 97 LEADER, INFORMATION SYSTEMS STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE

Henry Ford Medical GroupMulti-disciplinary team including charged to update the 1995 HFMG Information Services Strategic Plan and to expand its scope to include administrative, education and research-related systems.

Aug 96 – Sep 97 MEMBER, CANCER STANDARDS OF CARE TASK FORCE

Greater Detroit Area Health CouncilMulti-Institutional task force to develop and disseminate common treatment standards for area health care institutions.

June 96 – June 97 LEADER, TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT AND BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION 3-YEAR STRATEGIC PLANNING TEAM

Health Alliance PlanMulti-departmental planning team to develop a plan for transformation from entitlement to rational allocation philosophy and to establish associated methodological competencies with the health plan.

July 95 – Sep 97 MEMBER, DATA ISSUES TASK FORCE

Michigan Health and Hospital AssociationTwenty member panel to oversee the development of a state-wide hospital quality and utilization report card.

Jun 95 – Nov 97 MEMBER, COMMITTEE ON PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Washington, D.C.Twenty-four member standing committee charged to develop the next generation of the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) and to manage the evolution of the performance measurement set.

May 95 – May 97 MEMBER, EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD, DISEASE STATE MANAGEMENT

American Health Consultants, Atlanta, GeorgiaMonthly professional newsletter focusing on patient management and cost-containment for disease state management programs targeting chronic diseases.

Jan 95 – Sep 97 MEMBER, INFORMATION SYSTEMS VISION & POLICY COMMITTEE

Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MICoordinates development of institution-wide information systems vision, serves as steering committee for federally funded information systems planning grant, and makes decisions regarding disbursement of capital funds from the $35 million earmarked for information systems in the Henry Ford Fund for the Future.

Jan 95 – Sep 97 MEMBER, ADVISORY BOARD, HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION

Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI

Coordinates and advocates for health promotion and disease prevention activities in the communities served by the Henry Ford Health System.

Dec 94 – Dec 96 MEMBER, BOARD OF ADVISORS, OUTCOMES RESEARCH DIGEST

The Zitter Group, San Francisco, CAJournal of “Clinically applicable cost-effectiveness, quality-of-life and best practices research.”

Apr 94 – Sep 97 MEMBER, PRACTICE GUIDELINE PLANNING COMMITTEE

American Association of Health Plans (formerly Group Health Association of America), Washington, D.C.

Dec 93 – Sep 97 MEMBER, CLINICAL PRACTICE COMMITTEE

Henry Ford Medical Group, Detroit, MILeads and coordinates practice improvement efforts of the HFMG, including guideline development, quality and outcomes measurement.

Jan 91 – Sep 97 MEMBER, BENEFITS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Health Alliance Plan (HMO), Detroit, MI

Dec 90 – Sep 97 STEERING COMMITTEE, OUTCOMES MEASUREMENT PROJECT

American Group Practice Association, Washington, DC

Mar 96 – Jan 97 MEMBER, ADVISORY BOARD

National Managed Health Care Congress on Disease Management, January 1997 Meeting

Dec 95 – July 96 LEADER, CONSCIOUS SEDATION AND ANESTHESIA CLINICAL POLICY TEAM

Interdisciplinary team commissioned by the HFMG Clinical Practice Committee to develop policy recommendations regarding practice guidelines and credentialling policies for conscious sedation and anesthesia outside the operating room environment.

Jan 94 – Nov 95 MEMBER, SENIOR PHYSICIAN TEAM

Advisory Group to Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI

Aug 94 – Aug 95 CHAIRMAN, JOINT REPLACEMENT OUTCOMES STUDY COMMITTEE

American Group Practice Association Outcomes Measurement Consortium, Washington, D.C.

Apr 94 – Nov 94 LEADER, BREAST CANCER SCREENING CLINICAL POLICY ANALYSIS TEAM

Henry Ford Medical Group, Detroit, MI

Jul 93 – Oct 93 MEMBER, INFORMATION SERVICES STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE

Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI

Jun 93 – Oct 94 LEADER, LOW BACK PAIN CLINICAL POLICY DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Henry Ford Medical Group, Detroit, MI

Oct 92 – Jul 93 CHAIRMAN, DATA MANAGEMENT SUBCOMMITTEE

American Group Practice Association, Outcomes Measurement Project, Washington, D.C.

Oct 91 – May 92 CHAIRMAN, COMMITTEE TO DEVELOP INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR CLINICAL POLICY-MAKING

Commissioned by Board of Governors, Henry Ford Medical Group and Executive Management Committee, Metro Medical Group, Detroit, MI

Sep 91 – Dec 92 MEMBER, WOMEN’S CANCER ADVISORY COMMITTEE

State of Michigan, Department of Public Health, Lansing, MI

Sep 91 – Dec 92 MEMBER, SURVEILLANCE AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE, EARLY DETECTION AND CONTROL OF BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER PROJECT

State of Michigan, Department of Public Health, Lansing, MI

Mar 91 – Jan 93 LEADER, MEDICAL INFORMATICS RESEARCH GROUP

Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI

Feb 91 – Nov 91 MEMBER, PHARMACY & THERAPEUTICS COMMITTEE, SUB-COMMITTEE ON MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY THERAPY FOR SEPSIS

Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

Jan 91 – Dec 91 MEMBER, COMMITTEE ON CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF PROCESS IMPROVEMENT TOOLS

Henry Ford Medical Group, Detroit, MI

Dec 90 – May 91 MEMBER, GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE RESEARCH GROUP

Department of Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

Nov 90 – May 95 MEMBER, MEDICAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI

Aug 90 – June 93 LEADER, CERVICAL NEOPLASIA DETECTION AND EARLY MANAGEMENT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT TEAM

Henry Ford Medical Group, Detroit, MI

July 90 – July 91 MEMBER, CLINICAL PREVENTIVE SERVICES TASK FORCE

Henry Ford Medical Group, Detroit, MI

Extramural Funding

Nov 10 – CO-INVESTIGATOR, Evaluation of Patient Centered Medical Home Program

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

Dec 10 – CO-INVESTIGATOR, Evaluation of Provider-based Care Management Program

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

Jun 10 – CONSULTANT, Evaluation of Physician Group Incentive Program

Commonwealth Fund

Feb 97 – Feb 00 CO-INVESTIGATOR, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Randomized Clinical Trial to Evaluate Point of Care and Patient Self Testing Approaches to Monitoring Pro-Times for Anticoagulation Patients

Boehringer-Mannheim Corp., $700,000

Feb 98 – Dec 98 CO-INVESTIGATOR, Diagnostic Accuracy of an Emergency Department Clinical Decision Unit in the Evaluation of Chest Pain

HFHS Small Projects Fund (Grant #A30785), $10,000

Feb 97 – Aug 97 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, Development of an internet-accessible database of standardized outcomes questions

Health Outcomes Institute, $10,000

Aug 96 – Aug 97 CO-INVESTIGATOR, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Cancer Screening Interventions of Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial

National Cancer Institute, $25,000

Dec 96 – Dec 00 CO-INVESTIGATOR, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding Intervention Trial (DUBIT)

Multi-center randomized trial (including Henry Ford Medical Group, Health Partners – Minnesota, and University of Illinois at Chicago) comparing hysterectomy to two medical management approaches to dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

July 96 – Sep 97 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, Spinal Surgery Outcomes Project.

A multi-institutional consortium project to conduct outcomes research, exchange risk-adjusted benchmarking data and process information, and develop and validate predictive models to identify patients unlikely to benefit from spine surgery. Participating organizations include Henry Ford Medical Group, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Lovelace Clinic, Lahey Clinic, Emory University, and University of New Mexico, $240,000

Jul 95 – Oct 95 CONSULTANT, Computer Tools for Outcomes Analysis of Hip Replacement

Bridge Grant from State of Michigan Jobs Commission Research Fund. Consultant to Mandala Systems, Inc., Orchard Lake, MI. , $15,000

Apr 95 – Mar 98 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, Planning an Integrated Advanced Information Management System (IAIMS) to Support Continuous Quality Improvement

National Library of Medicine #1 G08 LM05720-01, $150,000

Jan 95 – Dec 95 CO-INVESTIGATOR, Pharmacoeconomics and Efficacy of Intravenous Diltiazem Compared to Digoxin for the Management of Post-Surgical Atrial Fibrillation

Marion-Merrell Dow, Inc.

Jul 94 – Jun 96 CONSULTANT, Neural Network-based Tools for Analysis of Health Outcomes Data for Hip Replacement

Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant from National Institutes of Health. Consultant to Mandala Systems, Inc., Orchard Lake, MI, $75,000

Mar 94 – Feb 95 CO-INVESTIGATOR, Decision-Design Technology to Support Clinical Quality Improvement (proposal development grant)

National Science Foundation, $25,000

Oct 93 – Dec 94 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, Development of National Standards for Coding and Transmission of Health Outcomes Information

Health Outcomes Institute, $50,000

Feb 93 – Feb 96 CO-INVESTIGATOR, Medical Treatment Effectiveness Program (MEDTEP) Center for Research in Minority Populations

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, $400,000

Nov 92 – Nov 08 CO-INVESTIGATOR, Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial, National Cancer Institute.

A multi-site randomized clinical trial of cancer screening interventions with 16 year follow-up to determine if the interventions reduce mortality. Henry Ford received a $10.4 million contract to enroll a total of 20,000 patients. This was the largest single research award ever received by Henry Ford, $10.4 million.

Nov 92 – Oct 93 CO-INVESTIGATOR, Patient Notification and Follow-Up of Abnormal Mammograms

U.S. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, $67,000

The remainder of this Curriculum Vitae is available here.

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