Mathematica assessed how providers implemented the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which sought to promote a nationwide electronic health information system through a variety of initiatives.
- Access to care
- Private and public coverage
- Health care costs
- Care Delivery Systems
- State Health Policy
- Long-Term Services and Supports
- Population Health
Catherine McLaughlin is a nationally recognized expert in access to care, public and private coverage, and health care costs. She has directed many large-scale studies involving sophisticated quantitative analyses, case studies, and complex surveys on a range of health care issues.
McLaughlin is a professor emerita at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Social Insurance, and a member of the Council of Health Care Economics and Policy. She serves on the editorial board of the journal Health Services Research.
She publishes widely in peer-reviewed journals such as Health Services Research, Health Affairs, Journal of Health Economics, Inquiry, and others and is the author of chapters in Frontiers in Health Policy Research, The Political Economy of Health Care Reforms, and International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Global Assessment of the Value of Health Information Technology and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Programs
Evaluation of the Independence at Home Demonstration
Mathematica is using a mixed-methods design approach to evaluate the Independence at Home Demonstration. The demonstration’s goal is to improve the provision of comprehensive, coordinated, continuous, and accessible care to chronically ill, disabled beneficiaries.
New Mathematica Study Finds Use of Health IT Associated with Lower Health Care Costs
In a new study published in Healthcare, researchers at Mathematica Policy Research found that, in general, greater levels of physician health information technology (IT) adoption and use, or “health ITness,” are associated with lower health care costs and use for a number of services.