Evaluating and improving healthcare quality, access, and economic outcomes for people with chronic health conditions.
The Health and Healthcare Outcomes Research Program carries out research related to evaluation and innovation in health care to improve health outcomes (i.e., access, quality of life, satisfaction, health related social needs, costs) for people with specific chronic conditions. Health policy implications of these outcomes are a key focus.
Current projects examine the uptake and outcomes of care coordination services and impacts of the pandemic on health care use and health related social needs.
Our research centers on evaluating and improving healthcare quality, access, and economic outcomes for people with chronic health conditions. With Dr. Hynes’ joint appointment at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans are a special population focus of our research conducted at the VA. Our OSU-based research focuses on people with specific chronic diseases.
Our research employs health services research methods design (observational and interventional) and integrating large-scale health records, insurance claims (VA, Medicare) and survey data, including use of REDCap for data collection and management. Our OSU-based projects rely on research computing resources supported by the OSU Center for Quantitative Life Sciences, Health Data & Informatics program.
Exploring how care coordination is used and billed in Oregon by examining Oregon All Payer All Claims (APAC) data.
Our efforts focus on evaluating fidelity of the care coordination intervention. Collaboration with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, led by Kathleen Thomas.
Conducting retrospective analysis of patients with high level of comorbidity to examine impacts of care coordination services on mortality, health care use, and costs; prospectively evaluating patient perceptions of care integration and provider perceptions about what is working well.
Focuses on identifying and examining long term outcomes of COVID-19 illness using an emulated trial design with observational and survey data.
Focus on people with diabetes, quality of care, health care use, and costs
Focus on people with mental health conditions
Focused on language interpretation to support health care
Focused on pain management among military and Veteran population and associated healthcare use and costs
(VA and AcademyHealth Fellowship)
Disability and associated healthcare use