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Health

Insight’s team of health researchers use the most rigorous scientific methods and objective analyses to help improve the quality of healthcare and achieve healthcare equity.

Featured Projects

  • Health Care Professions and Workforce Development

    Insight understands the health care workforce and the challenges providers and health care systems face today.

    Understanding the Relationship Between Health Disparities and Cultural Competency

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    Understanding the Relationship Between Health Disparities and Cultural Competency

    Insight worked with the Advisory Committee on Training and Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry to address the complex relationship between health disparities and cultural competency, recommending ways Title VII programs can best influence health disparities and quality of care.

    Meeting the Needs of Young Adults in Long-Term Care Settings

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    Meeting the Needs of Young Adults in Long-Term Care Settings

    Insight is evaluating a pilot training program for the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designed to increase clinical practitioner and staff competencies, enable staff to meet the unique social and psychological needs of young adult residents, and increase the quality of life for young adult residents in long-term care facilities.

    Preparing Future Primary Care Providers

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    Preparing Future Primary Care Providers

    Insight worked with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Advisory Committee on Training and Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry to develop a congressional report on preparing future primary care providers to meet the changing challenges of the U.S. population.

  • Health Care Across the Life Cycle

    Insight works with clients to better understand the needs of patients at all stages of life.

    Preventing Substance and Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

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    Preventing Substance and Tobacco Use During Pregnancy

    Insight evaluated two Washington State programs designed to train and educate health care providers to effectively screen for, identify, and provide effective interventions for pregnant women with tobacco, alcohol, and/or drug use problems and victims of domestic violence.

    Ensuring Quality Care in Nursing Homes

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    Ensuring Quality Care in Nursing Homes

    Insight is providing operational support and analysis for the Quality Indicator Survey, a computer-based survey used in 27 States and the District of Columbia to determine if Medicare- and Medicaid- certified nursing homes meet Federal requirements and to ensure quality care in nursing homes.

    Improving Systems of Care for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    Improving Systems of Care for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Insight is evaluating initiatives under the Autism CARES (Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support) Act, which aims to improve systems of care for children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities.

    Understanding Loneliness Among Older Adults

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    Understanding Loneliness Among Older Adults

    Insight enhanced understanding of loneliness among adults 45 and older, examining the relationships between loneliness and health, health behaviors, involvement in social networks, and use of technology for social communications and networking.

  • Health Care Policy and Reform

    Insight works closely with clients, payers, providers, and patients to evaluate health care service delivery and to support the provision of high-quality, effective, and efficient health care services.

    Evaluating Models Designed to Manage Care More Effectively and at Lower Cost

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    Evaluating Models Designed to Manage Care More Effectively and at Lower Cost

    Insight is supporting the Medicare & Medicaid Services’ evaluation of the Chronic Care Management (CCM) fee, a new code for clinicians and their clinical staff caring for patients with chronic conditions outside the office visit. Insight is evaluating implementation of CCM fees.

    Determining Program Integrity for Medicare Advantage Plans

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    Determining Program Integrity for Medicare Advantage Plans

    Insight is providing statistical support for the Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment Data Validation contract for Medicare Advantage Plans to identify national- and contract-level annual payment error estimates.

    Identifying Health Care Marketplaces Primed for Payment Reform

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    Identifying Health Care Marketplaces Primed for Payment Reform

    Insight worked with the Optum Institute to track development of accountable care organizations and analyze their new health care delivery models as an element of health care reform.

  • Patient Safety and Health Care Quality

    Insight works with key players across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advocacy organizations and with provider groups that aim to increase patient safety and find sustainable practices for high-quality care.

    Coordinating National Efforts to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections

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    Coordinating National Efforts to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections

    Insight is leading a study for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to evaluate the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections. The project examines health care and patient safety in acute care, end-stage renal disease facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, and long-term care facilities.

    Determining the Safety and Outcomes Associated With Sight Restoration Technology

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    Determining the Safety and Outcomes Associated With Sight Restoration Technology

    Insight is assessing the risks and outcomes associated with retinal prosthetic sight restoration technology in the Medicare population and for potential benefit in other populations.

    Helping Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Drugs in HIV Trials

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    Helping Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Drugs in HIV Trials

    Insight directed the research, analysis, and training on statistical issues related to establishing a causal link between reported adverse events and prior treatment with an HIV drug/medical device. The study provided statistical consultation and training to Food and Drug Administration review staff to improve efficacy and safety analyses of HIV clinical trials.

  • Health Care Equity and Access to Care

    Insight works with stakeholders in health care to ensure access to high-quality, culturally competent care for vulnerable populations.

    Exploring Financial Motivation for Addressing Health Equity

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    Exploring Financial Motivation for Addressing Health Equity

    Insight is examining whether and how a business case for addressing health equity and disparities can be made. The evaluation will support the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services through the business case selection process and help to develop a plan to implement the chosen option.

    Monitoring Improvements in the Reduction of Health Disparities

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    Monitoring Improvements in the Reduction of Health Disparities

    Insight developed a comprehensive inventory of all Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) activities, initiatives, accomplishments, and data sources aimed at reducing and eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. HRSA’s Office of Health Equity uses the final database to report activities and monitor reduction of health disparities over time.

    Ensuring Secure and Accessible Health Care Coverage to Consumers

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    Ensuring Secure and Accessible Health Care Coverage to Consumers

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health initiative, From Coverage to Care, aims to help consumers understand their coverage and connect to the care they need. Insight is collecting and analyzing data from stakeholders about consumer engagement and ways to support health care access.