Stacy B. Dale
Stacy Dale is a senior researcher with extensive experience designing and conducting program and policy evaluations. She has particular expertise in analyzing the effect of health information technology and government programs on Medicare service use and costs.
Dale is currently leading several projects related to health information technology (IT). She is the principal investigator for the Evaluation of the Medicare Personal Health Records (PHRs) Choice Pilot. For this project, funded by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services, she is assessing the barriers and facilitators to Medicare beneficiaries’ PHR use; the satisfaction of PHR users; and likely impact of PHR use on health care use, costs, and quality of care.
She is the principal investigator for a study for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology that is examining how patients’ satisfaction levels vary according to whether their providers have adopted electronic health records systems. Dale also is the deputy project director for the evaluation of the Medicare Management Performance demonstration for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which aims to improve the quality and coordination of care for chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries by promoting the adoption and use of health IT in physician practices. For this project, she is overseeing the analysis of the demonstration’s effects on Medicare cost and service use, quality of care, and beneficiary and physician satisfaction.
Dale’s work has been published widely in journals such as Health Affairs, Medical Care, Health Services Research, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Recently, she published several articles reporting results from the highly regarded evaluation of the Cash and Counseling Demonstration, examining how a new model of consumer-directed care affected the outcomes of Medicaid beneficiaries and their caregivers. Mathematica’s evaluation of this demonstration was awarded the AcademyHealth Impact Award for 2009. She holds an M.P.A. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.
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- Areas of Expertise
- Key Projects
- Designing and conducting program and policy evaluations
- Analyzing the effect of health information technology and government programs on Medicare service use and costs