Joshua J Ofman

Summary

Affiliation: Cerner Corporation
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a grading system for the quality of cost-effectiveness studies
    Chiun Fang Chiou
    Zynx Health Inc, Cerner Corporation, Beverly Hills, California 90212, USA
    Med Care 41:32-44. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Examining the value and quality of health economic analyses: implications of utilizing the QHES
    Joshua J Ofman
    Zynx Health Inc, 9100 Wilshire Blvd, East Tower, Suite 655, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 9:53-61. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of an acid-peptic disease management program in a managed care environment
    Joshua J Ofman
    Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:425-33. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Decision making in gastroesophageal reflux disease. What are the critical issues?
    Joshua J Ofman
    Department of Medicine, Division of Health Services Research and Gastroenterology, Cedars Sinai Health System, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Gastroenterol Clin North Am 31:S67-76. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Does disease management improve clinical and economic outcomes in patients with chronic diseases? A systematic review
    Joshua J Ofman
    Cedars Sinai Department of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Med 117:182-92. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Impairment in work productivity and health-related quality of life in patients with IBS
    Bonnie B Dean
    Cerner Health Insights, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:S17-26. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Physician attitudes toward strategies to promote the adoption of medical evidence into clinical practice
    Jeff Borenstein
    Department of Medicine and Health Services Research, Cedars Sinai Health System, and Zynx Health Inc, Los Angeles, Calif 90212, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:225-34. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of disease management programs in depression: a systematic review
    Enkhe Badamgarav
    Zynx Health, 9100 Wilshire Blvd, East Tower, Suite 655, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:2080-90. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of diabetes disease management programs
    Kevin Knight
    PHAR, LLC, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:242-50. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in managed care patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    Alisa Wilson
    Zynx Health Inc, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Manag Care Interface 17:24-8, 34. 2004

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a grading system for the quality of cost-effectiveness studies
    Chiun Fang Chiou
    Zynx Health Inc, Cerner Corporation, Beverly Hills, California 90212, USA
    Med Care 41:32-44. 2003
    ..To provide a practical quantitative tool for appraising the quality of cost-effectiveness (CE) studies...
  2. ncbi request reprint Examining the value and quality of health economic analyses: implications of utilizing the QHES
    Joshua J Ofman
    Zynx Health Inc, 9100 Wilshire Blvd, East Tower, Suite 655, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 9:53-61. 2003
    ..To examine the increasing use of health economic studies and practical implications of evaluating their quality utilizing the Quality of Health Economic Studies (QHES) instrument...
  3. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of an acid-peptic disease management program in a managed care environment
    Joshua J Ofman
    Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:425-33. 2003
    ..To study the effectiveness of a disease management program for patients with acid-related disorders...
  4. ncbi request reprint Decision making in gastroesophageal reflux disease. What are the critical issues?
    Joshua J Ofman
    Department of Medicine, Division of Health Services Research and Gastroenterology, Cedars Sinai Health System, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Gastroenterol Clin North Am 31:S67-76. 2002
    ..The results of prospective effectiveness trials are anticipated to validate the findings of these economic analyses...
  5. ncbi request reprint Does disease management improve clinical and economic outcomes in patients with chronic diseases? A systematic review
    Joshua J Ofman
    Cedars Sinai Department of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Med 117:182-92. 2004
    ..To assess the clinical and economic effects of disease management in patients with chronic diseases...
  6. ncbi request reprint Impairment in work productivity and health-related quality of life in patients with IBS
    Bonnie B Dean
    Cerner Health Insights, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:S17-26. 2005
    ..Reduced work productivity and diminished QOL of these magnitudes may have substantial financial impact on employers...
  7. ncbi request reprint Physician attitudes toward strategies to promote the adoption of medical evidence into clinical practice
    Jeff Borenstein
    Department of Medicine and Health Services Research, Cedars Sinai Health System, and Zynx Health Inc, Los Angeles, Calif 90212, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:225-34. 2003
    ..Data describing the effectiveness of different strategies to achieve this goal in real-world settings are limited...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of disease management programs in depression: a systematic review
    Enkhe Badamgarav
    Zynx Health, 9100 Wilshire Blvd, East Tower, Suite 655, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:2080-90. 2003
    ..The authors systematically evaluated the published evidence to assess the effectiveness of disease management programs in depression...
  9. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of diabetes disease management programs
    Kevin Knight
    PHAR, LLC, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:242-50. 2005
    ..To systematically evaluate and synthesize published evidence regarding the effect of disease management programs for patients with diabetes mellitus on processes and outcomes of care...
  10. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in managed care patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    Alisa Wilson
    Zynx Health Inc, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Manag Care Interface 17:24-8, 34. 2004
    ..2 +/- 35.4) and vitality (33.7 +/- 19.2). In multivariate regression models controlling for age, sex, work status and education, severity of abdominal discomfort/pain was a significant independent predictor of QoL...
  11. ncbi request reprint Minimizing complications from nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs: cost-effectiveness of competing strategies in varying risk groups
    Brennan M R Spiegel
    Veteran s Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 53:185-97. 2005
    ..To appraise the cost-effectiveness of competing therapeutic strategies in patient cohorts eligible for aspirin prophylaxis with varying degrees of gastrointestinal (GI) and cardiovascular risk...
  12. ncbi request reprint The use of rheumatoid arthritis health-related quality of life patient questionnaires in clinical practice: lessons learned
    Simcha M Russak
    Zynx Health Incorporated, Beverly Hills, California, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 49:574-84. 2003
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  13. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of dyspepsia and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs
    Joshua J Ofman
    Cedars Sinai Health System and Zynx Health Inc, Los Angeles, California 90212, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 49:508-18. 2003
    ..Using published and unpublished data sources, we sought to determine estimates of the risks of dyspepsia associated with NSAIDs...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of proton pump inhibitors in nonerosive reflux disease
    Bonnie B Dean
    Cerner Health Insights, Beverly Hills, California 90212, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2:656-64. 2004
    ..We aimed to synthesize available data and determine the effectiveness of PPIs on symptom resolution in patients with NERD...
  15. ncbi request reprint Utilization of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antisecretory agents: a managed care claims analysis
    Joshua J Ofman
    Department of Medicine, Zynx Health A Cerner Company, Beverly Hills, California 90212, USA
    Am J Med 116:835-42. 2004
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  16. ncbi request reprint The economic and quality-of-life impact of symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Joshua J Ofman
    Department of Medicine, Division of Health Services Research and Gastroenterology, Cedars Sinai Health System, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:S8-S14. 2003
    ..Furthermore, these management strategies must be implemented in real world settings to validate their effectiveness and firmly establish claims of reduced need for diagnostic testing and decreased direct medical costs...
  17. pmc The limited incorporation of economic analyses in clinical practice guidelines
    Joel F Wallace
    Zynx Health Incorporated, a subsidiary of Cedars Sinai Health System, Cedars Sinai Department of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:210-20. 2002
    ..Because there is increasing concern that economic data are not used in the clinical guideline development process, our objective was to evaluate the extent to which economic analyses are incorporated in guideline development...
  18. ncbi request reprint Reading and interpreting economic evaluations in rheumatoid arthritis: an assessment of selected instruments for critical appraisal
    Michael H Weisman
    Evidence Based Medicine Working Groups in Rheumatology, Beverly Hills, CA, USA
    J Rheumatol 30:1739-47. 2003
    ..To describe and compare the relative attributes (reliability, ease of use, applicability, and relevance) of different assessment tools for economic analyses as they pertain to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) literature...
  19. ncbi request reprint Dyspepsia management in primary care: a decision analysis of competing strategies
    Brennan M R Spiegel
    Department of Medicine and Health Services Research, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Gastroenterology 122:1270-85. 2002
  20. pmc Interventions used in disease management programmes for patients with chronic illness-which ones work? Meta-analysis of published reports
    Scott R Weingarten
    Zynx Health, 9100 Wilshire Boulevard 665E, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA
    BMJ 325:925. 2002
    ..To systematically evaluate the published evidence regarding the characteristics and effectiveness of disease management programmes...
  21. ncbi request reprint Minimizing recurrent peptic ulcer hemorrhage after endoscopic hemostasis: the cost-effectiveness of competing strategies
    Brennan M R Spiegel
    Department of Digestive Diseases, University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:86-97. 2003
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of competing strategies for the posthemostasis management of patients with high risk ulcer stigmata...
  22. ncbi request reprint Gastroesophageal reflux disease--should we adopt a new conceptual framework?
    Ronnie Fass
    Department of Medicine, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, and Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson 85723, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:1901-9. 2002
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  23. ncbi request reprint Erythropoiesis-stimulating protein therapy and the decline of renal function: a retrospective analysis of patients with chronic kidney disease
    Bonnie B Dean
    Cerner Health Insights, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 21:981-7. 2005
    ..The study objective was to determine whether treatment with erythropoiesis-stimulating proteins (ESPs) can curb the rate of decline in renal function in predialysis patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Development of a new instrument for rheumatoid arthritis: the Cedars-Sinai Health-Related Quality of Life instrument (CSHQ-RA)
    Michael H Weisman
    Cedars Sinai Health System, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 49:78-84. 2003
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Suspected inflammatory bowel disease--the clinical and economic impact of competing diagnostic strategies
    Marla C Dubinsky
    Department of Pediatrics, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:2333-42. 2002
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Economic and utilization outcomes associated with choice of treatment for venous thromboembolism in hospitalized patients
    Kevin K Knight
    Cerner Health Insights, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA
    Value Health 8:191-200. 2005
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  27. ncbi request reprint The clinical and economic impact of competing management strategies for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
    Joshua J Ofman
    Departments of Medicine and Health Services Research, Division of Gastroenterology, Cedars Sinai Health System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 16:261-73. 2002
    ..A high dose proton pump inhibitor trial (the "proton pump inhibitor test") has been shown to be an accurate diagnostic alternative, and may be an efficient initial approach to patients with GERD symptoms...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effects of disease management programs on functional status of patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Enkhe Badamgarav
    Zynx Health Incorporated, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 49:377-87. 2003
    ..To perform a systematic review of the published literature on disease management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to use meta-analysis to estimate the magnitude of benefit these programs have on functional status in patients with RA...
  29. ncbi request reprint Do NSAIDs cause dyspepsia? A meta-analysis evaluating alternative dyspepsia definitions
    Walter L Straus
    AHCPR Southern California Evidence Based Practice Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:1951-8. 2002
    ..Using alternative definitions, we assessed the relationship between NSAID use and dyspepsia...
  30. ncbi request reprint Identifying patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease: validation of a practical screening tool
    Joshua J Ofman
    Cedars Sinai Department of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 47:1863-9. 2002
    ..This may serve as a valuable case-finding instrument in primary-care and managed-care organizations wishing to implement programs to improve the quality and efficiency of care...
  31. ncbi request reprint The economic consequences of irritable bowel syndrome: a US employer perspective
    Stephanie A Leong
    Analysis Group Economics, Boston, MA 02199, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:929-35. 2003
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  32. ncbi request reprint Irritable bowel syndrome, health care use, and costs: a U.S. managed care perspective
    George F Longstreth
    Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Plan, San Diego, California, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:600-7. 2003
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Epoetin alfa use in patients with ESRD: an analysis of recent US prescribing patterns and hemoglobin outcomes
    Allan J Collins
    Chronic Disease Research Group, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 46:481-8. 2005
    ..Our objective is to examine epoetin alfa prescribing patterns for achieving the target hemoglobin level range in this population...