Hospital Organization and Productivity

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Hospital Organization and Productivity


The NBER held a conference on "Hospital Organization and Productivity" on October 4 and 5, 2013. The organizers were NBER Research Associates Amitabh Chandra and David Cutler of Harvard University, Research Associate Robert Huckman of Harvard Business School, and Elizabeth Martinez of the Massachusetts General Hospital. The following papers were discussed:

* Julia Adler-Milstein, University of Michigan; Kirstin Woody Scott, Harvard University; and Ashish Jha, Harvard School of Public Health, "Leveraging Electronic Health Records to Improve Hospital Performance: The Role of Management"

* Elizabeth Munnich, University of Louisville, and Stephen Parente, University of Minnesota, "Costs and Benefits of Competing Health Care Providers: Trade-Offs in the Outpatient Surgery Market"

* Caroline Carlin, Medica Research Institute; and Roger Feldman and Bryan Dowd, University of Minnesota, "The Impact of Provider Consolidation on Price: Horizontal Integration and Tied Purchasing"

* David Cook, Jeffrey Thompson, Elizabeth Habermann, Sue Visscher, William Bertschinger, Joseph Dearani, Veronique Roger, and Bijan Borah, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, "Disruption of the Solution Shop as a Hospital Organizational Structure: Outcomes, Cost, and Cultural Change: A Mayo Clinic Case Study"

* Laurence Baker, Kate Bundorf, and Daniel Kessler, Stanford University and NBER, "The Effects of Vertical Integration on Hospital Prices, Spending, and Volume"

* Kate Ho, Columbia University and NBER, and Ariel Pakes, Harvard University and NBER, "Hospital Choices, Hospital Prices and Financial Incentives to Physicians" (NBER Working Paper No. …

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