Program: 2013 WHITE

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Day 1 - Friday, November 15, 2013

Click here to see agenda for: Day 2 - November 16

08:00 a.m. - 08:30 a.m.


08:30 a.m. - 08:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks

08:45 a.m. - 09:15 a.m.

Patient Centeredness Keynote Speaker

Rachael Fleurence, PhD, Program Director, CER Methods and Infrastructure, PCORI

09:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Patient Engagement and Fostering Smart Patients Panel

This moderated panel will focus on the trends, innovations, barriers and facilitators to achieving a health system that empowers patients as key participants in medical decision-making. The panel will also seek to uncover important research questions that need answering in the pursuit of a patient-centered health system that fosters “smart” and activated patients.

  • Dr. Ivor Horn, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, GWU Medical School
  • Regina Holiday, Founder of The Walking Gallery, Patient Advocate
  • Adam Dole, Presidential Innovation Fellow, HHS

Moderator: Ritu Agarwal, Professor and Chair of Information Systems, Robert H. Smith School of Business, Co-Director of Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS)

10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

Research Panel Patient Centered Research

Session Chair: Meghan Gabriel, ONC

The Association of the Meaningful Use Stage 2 E-Prescribing Threshold and Adverse Drug Events in the Medicare Part D Population
Christopher Powers, Meghan Gabriel, William Encinosa, and Julie Bynum
HHS, ONC, AHRQ, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice

Consumer Use of Mobile Health (mHealth): An Integrated Individual and Local Influence Mechanisms Evaluation
Arun Rai, Liwei Chen, and  Aaron Baird
Robinson College of Business, GSU

Self-regulated Healthcare Behavior in an Online Health Community: Understanding the Dynamic relationship between Goal Characteristics, Online Social Support and Goal achievement
Sharon Swee-Lin Tan, and Nadee Goonawardene
National Univ of Singapore

A Behavioral Economics Approach to Health Promotion in Organizations: Design Principles and Evaluation
Tobias Kowatsch and Flavius Kehr
Univ of St. Gallen

Improving Patients¹ Adherence by Enhancing the Pharmacist-Patient Relationship with IT
Dirk Volland, Klaus Korak, and Tobias Kowatsch
Univ of St. Gallen

10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Break and Mingle

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Session 1  Meaningful use of Health IT

Session Chair: Sanghee Lim, Johns Hopkins University

Progress Report on Adoption of Electronic Health Records in Health Centers
Emily B. Jones and Michael F. Furukawa

Discussant: Carolina Herrera, Health Care Cost Institute

Are There Heterogeneous Effects of Electronic Medical Records Adoption on Patient Health Outcomes?”
Seth Freedman, Haizhen Lin, and Jeffrey Prince
Indiana Univ

Discussant: Brad Greenwood, University of Maryland

Volume Based Learning in Structured eVisits: Impact of Individual and Organizational Usage Experience on Service Efficienc
Changmi JungRema Padman, Linda Argote, and Ateev Mehrotra
Carnegie Mellon Univ, Carnegie Mellon Univ, Carnegie Mellon Univ, Harvard Univ

Discussant: Sanghee Lim, Johns Hopkins University

12:15 p.m. - 01:45 p.m.

Healthcare Organization & Management Keynote Speaker

Gregory Kruse, Special Assistant to the CEO, University of Pennsylvania Health System

01:45 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.

Session 2 – Health IT and quality

Session Chair:  Nirup Menon, George Mason University

Leveraging Electronic Health Records to Improve Hospital Performance: The Role of Management

Julia Adler-Milstein, Kirstin Scott, and Ashish Jha
Univ of Michigan, Harvard Univ

Discusant: Eric Barrette, Bates White Economic Consulting

The Differential Impacts of EHR Use on the Link between Uncertainty and Clinical Outcome
Hyeyoung Hah, Diwas KC, and Anandhi Bharadwaj
Emory Univ

Discussant: Margret Bjarnadottir, University of Maryland

Do Electronic Medical Records Reduce Medical Malpractice Claim Resolution Time?
Sam Ransbotham, Eric M. Overby, Michael C. Jernigan
Boston College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard Medical School

Discussant: Nirup Menon, George Mason University

03:00 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.

Poster session and coffee break
Poster Presenters

03:30 p.m. - 05:05 p.m.

Session 3 – Social media in healthcare

Session Chair:  Bianca Frogner, George Washington University

Active Social Media Management: The Case of Health Care
Amalia R. Miller and Catherine Tucker
MIT Sloan School of Management

Reducing Medical Bankruptcy through Crowdfunding: Evidence from
Jason Chan, and Gordon Burtch
New York Univ, Univ of Minnesota

Discussant: Keongtae Kim, University of Maryland

Digitizing Disclosure: The Case of Restaurant Hygiene Grades
Michael Luca
Harvard Business School

Discussant: Gilbert Gimm, George Mason University

The Awareness and Use of Physician Quality Information among Individuals with Chronic Illnesses and Community Level Quality Reporting
Yunfeng Shi, Dennis P. Scanlon, Neeraj Bhandari, and Jon Christianson
The Pennsylvania State University

Discussant: Bianca Frogner, George Washington University


05:05 p.m. - 05:20 p.m.


05:20 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.

Social Wellness for Better Health Panel

This moderated panel will explore the latest insights into how pioneering socially-powered systems are impacting how individuals, clinicians and caregivers prevent, manage and support disease. From wearable devices, incentives and gaming mechanisms that may motivate and sustain healthy behaviors to how online communities are changing clinical discovery, quality transparency and heath literacy, this panel will provide multiple perspectives on the innovations and science driving social health and wellness.


Moderator: Gordon Gao, PhD, Associate Professor, Robert H. Smith School of Business and Co-Director of Center for Health Information and Decision Systems

Until 08:00 p.m.

Reception at The Hamilton

Day 2 - Saturday, November 16, 2013

Click here to see agenda for: Day 1 - November 15

08:00 a.m. - 08:30 a.m.


08:30 a.m. - 09:00 a.m.

Saturday Health Policy Keynote

Karen Davis, PhD, Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, Johns Hopkins University 

09:00 a.m. – 09:45 a.m.

Health Insurance Marketplaces: Ready, Set, Go Panel

This moderated panel will focus on the trends, innovations, barriers and facilitators to achieving a well-functioning health insurance marketplace (HIM) ecosystem that empowers consumers and supports effective management of HIMs by administrators. The panel will also seek to uncover important research questions that need answering in the pursuit of a health system that fosters effective decision-making by healthcare consumers in selecting and managing health coverage options.


  • Philip Poley, Managing Director, Accenture
  • Justin Stokes, Program Manager, Maryland Health Connection

Moderator: Jeffrey McCullough, Asst. Professor, University of Minnesota

09:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Break & Mingle

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Session 4 – Health IT and costs

Session Chair: Idris Adjerid, Notre Dame University

Health care productivity and diabetes complications: where Moore’s law meets Baumol’s cost disease

Lorens Helmchen, and Michael Abramoff
Univ of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, George Mason Univ

Discussant: Ajit Appari, UT Houston

Cracking the Codes: Do Electronic Medical Records Facilitate Hospital Revenue Enhancement?
Bingyang Li
Northwestern Univ

Discussant: Jeff McCullough, University of Minnesota

Can Health Information Sharing Reduce Duplicate Testing? A Longitudinal Analysis of Patient Switching Behavior across Multiple Hospitals
Sezgin Ayabakan, Indranil Bardhan, Kirk Kirksey, and Eric Zheng
The Univ of Texas at Dallas and the UT Southwestern Medical Center

Discussant: Idris Adjerid, Notre Dame University

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Break & Mingle

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Research Panel - Can IT drive down healthcare costs?

Session Chair: Steve Thompson, University of Richmond

Managing Utilization in the face of the ‘Cost Disease’: Vermont’s Experience with Patient Centered Medical Homes
Craig Jones, Rajiv Kohli, and Steve Thompson
Vermont Blueprint for Health, College of William and Mary, Univ of Richmond

The Composition of Sticker Prices: An Analysis of CMS Provider Charge Data
Margrét Bjarnadóttir and Sean Barnes
Univ of Maryland

Medical Audit under the Sentinel Effect
Layinah Bouayad, Balaji Padmanabhan, and Kaushal Chari
Univ of South Florida

Role of Information Technology in Multi-market Competition in the U.S. Hospital Industry: Implications for Cost and Quality of Healthcare Services
Kui Du, and Hüseyin Tanriverdi
Univ of Massachusetts Boston, The Univ of Texas at Austin

Do Hospitals With Advanced Health IT Have Lower Imaging Overuse? Results From A National Analysis of U.S. Hospitals
Ajit Appari, Eric Johnson, and Denise Anthony
Univ of Texas School of Public Health, Vanderbilt Graduate School, Dartmouth

12:15 p.m. - 01:30 p.m.

Awards Luncheon

01:30 p.m. - 02:30 p.m.

Cluster presentations – HIT adoption, impact, and HIE

Adopting the Market-dominant technology? The case of Electronic Medical Records in U.S. Hospitals
Jianjing Lin
Univ of Arizona

Exploring Consistent Electronic Health Record Use: Clinician Use Patterns and Productivity
Genna R. Cohen and Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD
Univ of Michigan

Geographic Variation in Health IT and Health Care Outcomes: A Snapshot before the Meaningful Use Incentive Program Began
Eric Lammers and Catherine McLaughlin
Mathematica Policy Research

Progress and Challenges with the Implementation and use of Electronic Health Records to Achieve Meaningful Use among Critical Access Hospitals
Meghan Hufstader Gabriel, PhD, Emily B. Jones, PhD, and Leila K. Samy, MPH

Health Information Exchange and Market Competition: An Analysis of New York State
Sunita Desai
Wharton, Univ of Pennsylvania 

Health Information Exchange as a Multi-sided Platform: Adoption, Usage and Practice Involvement in Service Co-Production
Niam Yaraghi, Anna Ye Du, Raj Sharman, Ram Ramesh, and Ram Gopal
State Univ of New York

Sustainability of Health Information Exchange beyond HITECH: Comparing the Evolutionary Paths in Two Contiguous States
Till Winkler, Carol Brown, and Pinar Ozturk
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey

Access to Health Care and Online Health Information Seeking
Neeraj Bhandari, Yunfeng Shi, and Kyoungrae Jung
Penn State Univ

The Impact of Electronic Health Records on Hospital Acquired Patient Safety Events
Bae, Jae Yong, Edmund R. Becker, Jason M. Hockenberry, and Kimberly J. Rask
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory Univ

02:30 p.m. - 02:45 p.m.

Break & Mingle

02:45 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.

Session 5 – Internet and health

Session Chair: Gordon Gao, University of Maryland

Consumer Protection or Consumer Frustration? The Impact of Banning Foreign Pharmacies from Sponsored Search
Matthew Chesnes, Daisy Dai, and Ginger Jin
Federal Trade Commission, Univ of Maryland, Univ of Maryland

        Discussant: Jason Chan, New York University

Two Sided Platforms and HIV Incidence among the Digitally Disadvantaged
Brad Greenwood and Ritu Agarwal
Univ of Maryland

Discussant: Angelo Mele, Johns Hopkins University

Exploring the Impact of Patient Generated Content on New Drug Performance
Vicky Ching Gu, Wenjing Duan, Qing Cao, and Andrew B. Whinston
Texas Tech Univ, George Washington Univ, Texas Tech Univ, and Univ of Texas at Austin

Discussant: Gordon Gao, University of Maryland

04:00 p.m. - 04:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Agenda: Day 1 | Day 2

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