Health Evaluation and Analytics Lab Selected Projects

The Health Evaluation and Analytics Lab promotes applied research to help health sector organizations evaluate initiatives that seek to improve population health outcomes and healthcare delivery practices.

The Impact of a Clubhouse Model for Improving Outcomes for Individuals with Mental Health Problems This project is assessing the impacts of the work of Fountain House to improve outcomes and reduce Medicaid service use among a population with significant mental health problems.

An Evaluation of a Collaborative Care Initiative to Integrate Care for Individuals with Mental Health Problems This analysis focuses on a demonstration supported by the New York State Office of Mental Health to integrate mental health care more effectively in academic primary care settings.

An Assessment of the Use of the Rango App on Care Patterns for People with HIV This evaluation assesses the impact of a new app that helps people with HIV adhere to care routines, have better access to educational materials, and have better social network links to patients with similar problems. 

Understanding Care Management Outcomes for People with Chronic Illness This project focuses on the impacts of a care management approach to people with chronic illness being cared for by a New York-based health home.

Assessing the Impact of Health Homes on Patients with Diabetes Funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and led by a team of researchers from Mount Sinai and the New York Academy of Medicine, this project uses Medicaid claims data and linked clinical data from medical records to take a detailed look at how Health Homes change patterns of care among people with diabetes in New York City.

Linking Clinical Data with Medicaid Claims Data A collaboration with researchers from Weil-Cornell Medical School, this project is linking data from the electronic medical records of five New York-based academic health centers with the Medicaid claims file.  Funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, this initiative will result in a data set that can be used by researchers across New York to assess clinical and cost outcomes associated with medical care and social service innovations.

Linking Clinical Data from Community Health Centers with Medicaid Claims Data This project is linking clinical data maintained by the Community Health Center Association of New York State (CHCANYS) with the Medicaid claims data. CHCANYS maintains an integrated file of medical records for most Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in New York State. The combined data set will be used for a variety of analysis projects focused on predictive modeling of various patient outcomes and on measuring quality outcomes at specific FQHCs.  This work is funded by the New York State Health Foundation.

Linking Medicaid Claims Data to Data Measuring Social Determinants of Health Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this project is linking information from non-health sector programs and policies, including, education, public housing, corrections, transportation, and social services, to information about medical care use and expenses for Medicaid patients.  The project will investigate the relationship between a range of social policies and health outcomes and develop a range of metrics for tracking the impact of these policies, which can be applied in settings across the country.

Assessing the Viability of Safety Net Accountable Care Organizations This project looks at how voluntary and public hospitals might collaborate to form accountable care organizations that could more efficiently and effectively care for safety net patients.

The Viability of Preferred Provider Organizations in a Value-Based Reimbursement Environment This project is developing methods for potential preferred provider organizations to assess how to shape provider practices to assure positive financial viability under various approaches to value-based reimbursement.

The Impact of School Based Health Centers on Medical Utilization Patterns This project compares patterns of medical care use among students served by school based health centers and students who attend schools without school based health centers.  The project also measures the costs of school based health centerscare to Medicaid patients and assesses the impact of these services on medical care use outside of school based health centers.  The analysis focuses special attention on impacts for students with chronic conditions.

Embedding Community Health Workers in Public Housing Projects This demonstration project, funded by the Robin Hood Foundation, will track the impacts of community health workers located on site at public housing projects in East Harlem on the use of medical services among Medicaid-eligible residents.