Ann S. O’Malley

Documents & Publications

Title Date

Interspecialty Communication Supported by Health Information Technology Associated with Lower Hospitalization Rates for Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Conditions

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine

Greater primary care and specialist communication is associated with reduced hospitalizations for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions. This effect was magnified by the use of health information technology, according to a new study from the nonpartisan, nonprofit National Institute for Health Care Reform ...

After-Hours Access to Primary Care Practices Linked with Lower Emergency Department Use and Less Unmet Medical Need

Health Affairs, Web First

Patients with problems reaching their primary care practice after hours are more likely to report ending up in the emergency department and going without needed medical care, according to a study by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) published today as a Web First by Health Affairs ...

Policy Options to Encourage Patient-Physician Shared Decision Making

NIHCR Policy Analysis No. 5

Rising Hospital Employment of Physicians: Better Quality, Higher Costs?

HSC Issue Brief No. 136

Greenville & Spartanburg: Surging Hospital Employment of Physicians Poses Opportunities and Challenges

Community Report No. 6

Northern New Jersey Health Care Market Reflects Urban-Suburban Contrasts

Community Report No. 4

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The National Institute for Health Care Reform (NIHCR) contracted with the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) between 2009 and 2013 to conduct health policy research and analyses to improve the organization, financing and delivery of health care in the United States. HSC ceased operations on Dec. 31, 2013, after merging with Mathematica Policy Research, which assumed the HSC contract to complete NIHCR projects.