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Research Projects

  • Developing a method of measuring severity adjusted conditions by outcomes. Project Leaders: E. Berndt, J. Newhouse, K. Eggleston
  • Developing consolidated options for regulatory oversight
  • Tracking law to inform patients about mal-occurrence
  • Tracking the conversion of defined benefit to defined contribution through consumer directed health plans

The Research Steering Committee

The HCDP Research Steering Committee, drawn from a number of schools at Harvard as well as other institutions, meets periodically to consider research projects which focus on developing practical solutions to acknowledged problems. Current research focuses on: 1) the development of a new productivity measurement system based on disease treatment rather than individual inputs of labour and materials; 2) analyses of the tranformation which has occurred in other critical service industries such as financial services, airline transportation and safety, education, and the military, and how it applies to the next stage of health care industry evolution; and 3) investigation of the relative payoff from fundamental restructuring versus incremental refinements to the current delivery system.

Members include Ernest Berndt, Clay Christensen, David Cutler, John D. Donahue, Karen Eggleston, Cara Helfner, and Joseph Newhouse. The research committee also has a number of outside affiliates including: Joseph J. Minarik, Senior Vice President, Director of Research, Committee on Economic Development (CED); and Proctor Reid, Senior Project Officer of the National Academy of Engineering/Institute of Medicine (NAE/IOM) Committee on Engineering and Medicine
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