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BCHT Director's Message - 2016
BCHT is powering into 2016 with our strongest-ever portfolio of research projects, nicely supported by generous grants and an expanding team of researchers. Research foci include the impact of reference-based insurance benefit designs; physician-hospital alignment and the subsequent costs of care; design of consumer cost sharing for specialty drugs; and physician payment incentives for oncology. We are winning awards for our publications and adding to our on-campus and off-campus educational initiatives. Read more
BCHT cotinues to publish timely articles on the topics of Medical Innovation, Reference Pricing and Consumer Choices, Physician and Hospital Payment Methods, Value Based Health Care and Pay-for-Performance, and Coordinated Care for Chronic Illness.
Visit our Publications page for links to the full text of these papers.
BCHT Director James Robinson won the Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation award for the best article written from a commercial insurance point of view for his paper The Redesign of Consumer Cost Sharing for Specialty Drugs at the California Health Insurance Exchange, published in the American Journal of Managed Care, March 2016.
Symposium on Innovations in Diabetes Prevention and Management
BCHT held a symposium April 28-29, 2016 to explore Innovations in Diabetes Prevention and Management. The first day of the two day event included a keynote address by Stephen Shortell, a conversation with Lisa Suennen and Amy Belt Raimundo on methods for effective behavior change, and a panel on digital solutions for the underserved with Stephen Shortell, Julie Schmittdiel, and Neil Sehgal. Videos of the day's activities are posted below.
The Hack2Health Design Challenge finals were held on day two. The day began with a keynote address by Dan Gillette, Research Specialist, CITRIS, who also served as judge with Rhonda Shrader, Director, Institute for Business Innovation at Haas School of Business.
Team Sidekick (Hansen Lui, Inez Rahario, Jason Yee, Susan Lee) took top honors in a year-long hackathon competition that challenged participants to design an innovative digital health solution promoting sustained patient engagement and behavioral change in the prevention or management of type 2 diabetes.
Sidekick also won first prize the next day in the 2016 CITRIS sponsored semester-long competition for undergraduate and graduate students to develop mobile apps for social impact in Civic Tech & Smart Communities, Education, Energy, Climate & The Environment, and Health.
This symposium was made possible with generous support from the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation. Visit Current Projects: Diabetes Management for project details.
Welcome & Overview
Kim MacPherson, MBA, MPH, Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Health Technology