Highlights

Read about the innovative palliative care training program developed by Gehr Center affiliate member Carin Vany Zyl, in partnership with CareMore.

Project by Gehr Innovation fellow Ellisa Lee on diabetes care featured on the cover of the spring/summer edition of the USC Chan Magazine.

Rajiv Sethi, MD and Frank Acosta, MD, present at the Gehr Center on the Overuse of Spinal Surgery.

The Gehr Center launches its latest blog series, “Free the Data”, in partnership with the USC Center for Health Journalism.

Gehr faculty Michael Cousineau and Michael Hochman give commencement addresses for the USC Dental and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention programs.

Gehr Center affiliate members Monica Perez Jolles and Brian Mittman, along with Gehr Center director Michael Hochman, speak at a symposium at the USC School of Social Work focused on innovations in Implementation Science.

Gehr Affiliate Lello Tesema, MD, was featured on NPR about innovations in jail health services in Los Angeles County. Dr. Tesema, along with other Gehr faculty, recently received a grant to study a protocol for managing patients admitted to jail who are intoxicated.

An editorial in the Journal of General Internal Medicine by Gehr Center director Michael Hochman explores how electronic health records are faltering.

A new research article co-authored by Gehr faculty member Welmoed Van Deen describes a consensus list of patient-reported outcomes for inflammatory bowel disease.

The Gehr Center announces its new “affiliates” program. Here’s the application if you are interested in learning more about how to become more involved with the Gehr Center!

Peter Long, PhD, President and CEO of the Blue Shield of California Foundation, to speak at the Gehr Center on February 5.

New blog post by Gehr faculty member Rusha Modi calls for a greater emphasis on health policy in medical education.

Gehr faculty member Albert Farias, PhD, MPH, won a USC James H. Zumberg Faculty Research and Innovation Fund Diversity and Inclusion Grant to support his project: “Assessing racial/ethnic disparities in quality of care among Medicare colorectal cancer survivors.”

A new STAT piece by Gehr Center affiliate Lello Tesema, MD, sheds light on barriers to healthcare for deported veterans.

Gehr faculty member Albert Farias, MPH, PhD, was quoted in a Reuters article discussing new evidence showing that certain breast cancers can recur, even decades after treatment.

Gehr Center releases application for the 2018 Gehr Summer Student Innovators program.

Congratulations to Gehr student Jennifer Perdomo who was one of the winners for the 2017 California Medical Association-Network of Ethnic Physicians Organization Poster Session Competition for her project on addressing medication non-compliance among Latino patients.

Gehr Center faculty member Rusha Modi, MD, MPH explains how stomach ulcers form in this TedEd talk.

The Gehr Center’s Michael Hochman, MD, MPH publishes a book review on Health Systems Science.

Gehr Center director Michael Hochman, MD, MPH, publishes editorial on complex case management.

Consumer reports piece on overuse of medications quotes Gehr Center director Michael Hochman, MD, MPH. Read more.

Former New York State Health Commissioner to speak at the Gehr Center January 11, 2018. See details here.

Rusha Modi, MD, MPH publishes blog piece explaining the growing challenges in academic medicine.

The American Heart Association’s Annual 5K at the Rose Bowl will be on Saturday September 23. This year we will be raising funds in honor of our Founder, David Goldstein. You may join our team or donate here!

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas addresses the Gehr Center about the future of healthcare reform in Los Angeles County. See video of event here.

Welmoed Van Deen PhD, MD, wins team building grant aimed at understanding the optimal design of performance dashboards in the healthcare setting.

New study co-authored by Gehr Center faculty demonstrates the potential for bilingual patient portals to improve care for Spanish-speaking patients.

Gehr Center faculty featured at the May 9th Symposium on Hypertension sponsored by the American Heart Association and the Keck Health System.

Keck medical student Jessica Farmer, along with Gehr Center faculty, publish blog article describing why value-based payment initiatives have had disappointing results to date.

Gehr Center student intern authors perspective piece in JAMA calling for a shift to value-based payment models for community health centers.

Gehr Center faculty Rusha Modi pens blog piece explaining why data is not living up to its promise in medicine.

Fourth year medical student Mike Opene, along with Gehr Center faculty, publish blog article explaining the need for more research on the “eConsult” model.

The Gehr Center is pleased to announce Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, the CEO of CareMore Health System, as the next guest for our Speakers Series. See details here.

Gehr Center faculty member Welmoed Van Deen, MD, PhD, to speak about “Value” in caring for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Lena Chen, MD, to speak about bundled payments for the Gehr Center on March 30.

Gehr Center releases its 2016-17 annual report.

New articles by Gehr Center faculty discuss the latest evidence on managing “high needs/high cost” populations as well as the drivers of burnout in primary care.

Gehr Center faculty member Michael Hochman publishes article in the American Journal of Medicine with policy suggestions regarding the disposal of unused medications.

New study by Gehr Center faculty member Welmoed van Deen shows the potential for value-based incentives in healthcare.

Gehr Center blog explains why health information exchange efforts have yet to gain widespread traction.

The Gehr Center is pleased to announce that faculty member Sonali Saluja, MD, MPH, has been awarded a USC Institutional Career Development Award for her project aimed at understanding barriers patients face in enrolling in and accessing healthcare services.

On January 9, Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein delivered the Gehr Center’s quarterly speakers’ series event, titled Heallthcare 2.0. You may watch the vide of the event here.

What will healthcare be like under the Trump administration? Here’s what we have to say on the latest “The Wandering Nerve” podcast.

Gehr Center faculty discuss the Affordable Care Act for the new Keck School of Medicine podcast, “The Wandering Nerve”: https://soundcloud.com/user-325294219/affordable-care-act-and-the-2016-election

The Gehr Center’s latest blog entry takes on electronic health records.

Lorraine Kelley-Quon, MD, MSHS to discuss the translation of health services research into health policy at the Gehr Center.

Information now available on the 2017 Gehr Student Innovator Awards Program!

The Gehr Center welcomes its newest faculty member, Sonali Saluja, MD, MPH!

Please support the Gehr Center team at the American Heart Association’s 5k Walk at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on Saturday October 8th.

The Gehr Center kicks off its new blog series: Disruptions or Distractions: A Critical Look at Healthcare Delivery Reform
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Gehr Center announces 2016 Gehr Innovation Awardees
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Gehr Center announces partnership with innovative care delivery organization CareMore.
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Welmoed van Deen, Assistant Professor at the Gehr Center, publishes about measuring value in healthcare.
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