Established in 2019 with Amresh Hanchate, PhD, Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, as the Director. The Program faculty and researchers work closely with clinical and research faculty across the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center System to develop research studies aimed at evaluation of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of clinical and policy interventions.
The Program is home to the CTSI-funded Health Services Research Core, which offers all WFBH researchers access to a wide range of administrative and claims data (all payer, Medicare and commercial), analytical support and content expertise in quantitative health services research.
Highlighted Research ProjectsCurrently Funded Studies involving CORE Faculty:
Impact of Medicaid transformation on healthcare safety-net recipients in Forsyth County (Funded by Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust)
National Estimates of the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Healthcare Utilization, Outcomes & Quality Among Hispanics (funded by NIH/NIMHD)
The goal of this study is to improve health outcomes for rural patients in Wilkes County, North Carolina with symptoms of acute cardiovascular disease by integrating rural cardiovascular care into an existing Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFUHS) telehealth program. (Funded by Health Resources and Services Administration).
We are evaluating the efficacy of a new and novel program, the Wake Forest post-ICU Telehealth (WFIT) Program, targeted to improve access to post-ICU care by increasing patient access, reducing financial concerns and transportation barriers, and delivering care through video telehealth. FIT will monitor patient physical function via activity monitors. (Funded by the Duke Endowment).
Intended and Unintended Consequences of the Merit-Based Incentive Payments System Program: Early Evidence
Major Goals: To assess the intended and unintended effects of the MIPS--the most comprehensive reform of Medicare clinician reimbursement--on quality of care and patient outcomes.
Project Team Members