Robert G Brooks

Summary

Affiliation: Florida State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint To outsource or not to outsource: Examining the effects of outsourcing IT functions on financial performance in hospitals
    Nir Menachemi
    Florida State University College of Medicine, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 32:46-54. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Quality of care in accredited and nonaccredited ambulatory surgical centers
    Nir Menachemi
    Center on Patient Safety, Division of Health Affairs, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:546-51. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint The rural physician workforce in Florida: a survey of US- and foreign-born primary care physicians
    Robert G Brooks
    Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL, 32306 4300, USA
    J Rural Health 19:484-91. 2003
  4. pmc Physicians' use of email with patients: factors influencing electronic communication and adherence to best practices
    Robert G Brooks
    Florida State University, College of Medicine, Division of Health Affairs, 1115 W Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 4300, USA
    J Med Internet Res 8:e2. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Availability of physician services in Florida, revisited: the effect of the professional liability insurance market on access to health care
    Robert G Brooks
    Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health, College of Medicine, Florida State University, Tallahassee 32306 4300, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2136-41. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Patient safety-related information technology utilization in urban and rural hospitals
    Robert G Brooks
    Health Affairs, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
    J Med Syst 29:103-9. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Impact of the medical professional liability insurance crisis on access to care in Florida
    Robert G Brooks
    Division of Health Affairs, College of Medicine, Florida State University, Tallahassee 32306 4300, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2217-22. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Advancing End-of-Life Care: lessons learned from a statewide panel
    Robert G Brooks
    Family Medicine and Rural Health, College of Medicine, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 4300, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:821-9. 2003
  9. doi request reprint Aligning public health financing with essential public health service functions and National Public Health Performance Standards
    Robert G Brooks
    Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 15:299-306. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint The roles of nature and nurture in the recruitment and retention of primary care physicians in rural areas: a review of the literature
    Robert G Brooks
    Health Affairs, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4300, USA
    Acad Med 77:790-8. 2002

Detail Information

Publications52

  1. ncbi request reprint To outsource or not to outsource: Examining the effects of outsourcing IT functions on financial performance in hospitals
    Nir Menachemi
    Florida State University College of Medicine, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 32:46-54. 2007
    ..Anecdotal evidence, based on case studies, suggests that outsourcing may be associated with significant cost savings. However, no generalizable evidence exists to support such assertions...
  2. ncbi request reprint Quality of care in accredited and nonaccredited ambulatory surgical centers
    Nir Menachemi
    Center on Patient Safety, Division of Health Affairs, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:546-51. 2008
    ..Quality outcomes in ASCs accredited by either the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) or The Joint Commission were compared with those of nonaccredited ASCs in Florida...
  3. ncbi request reprint The rural physician workforce in Florida: a survey of US- and foreign-born primary care physicians
    Robert G Brooks
    Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL, 32306 4300, USA
    J Rural Health 19:484-91. 2003
    ..To meet the challenge of primary care needs in rural areas, continuing assessment of the demographics, training, and future work plans of practicing primary care physicians is needed...
  4. pmc Physicians' use of email with patients: factors influencing electronic communication and adherence to best practices
    Robert G Brooks
    Florida State University, College of Medicine, Division of Health Affairs, 1115 W Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 4300, USA
    J Med Internet Res 8:e2. 2006
    ..Yet, despite evidence of increased interest by patients, e-mail use by physicians for clinical care has been slow...
  5. ncbi request reprint Availability of physician services in Florida, revisited: the effect of the professional liability insurance market on access to health care
    Robert G Brooks
    Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health, College of Medicine, Florida State University, Tallahassee 32306 4300, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2136-41. 2005
    ..Access to care remains a key part of improving health care outcomes in the United States. Recent reports have suggested that the number of physicians able to meet the demands for access to care may be decreasing...
  6. ncbi request reprint Patient safety-related information technology utilization in urban and rural hospitals
    Robert G Brooks
    Health Affairs, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
    J Med Syst 29:103-9. 2005
    ..These findings are valuable for those interested in the current status of hospital PSIT and set the stage for further studies relating these applications to clinical outcomes in urban and rural hospitals...
  7. ncbi request reprint Impact of the medical professional liability insurance crisis on access to care in Florida
    Robert G Brooks
    Division of Health Affairs, College of Medicine, Florida State University, Tallahassee 32306 4300, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2217-22. 2004
    ..Almost half of the US states face serious problems with professional liability insurance (PLI). Despite this, little is known about how this crisis is affecting access to care, particularly in rural areas...
  8. ncbi request reprint Advancing End-of-Life Care: lessons learned from a statewide panel
    Robert G Brooks
    Family Medicine and Rural Health, College of Medicine, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 4300, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:821-9. 2003
    ..These alliances led to new projects on EOL care and have significantly improved communication and working relationships between organizations and individuals committed to improving EOL care...
  9. doi request reprint Aligning public health financing with essential public health service functions and National Public Health Performance Standards
    Robert G Brooks
    Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 15:299-306. 2009
    ..Public health continues to utilize a majority of its available resources for individual healthcare services, despite increasing requests for improved population-based programs...
  10. ncbi request reprint The roles of nature and nurture in the recruitment and retention of primary care physicians in rural areas: a review of the literature
    Robert G Brooks
    Health Affairs, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4300, USA
    Acad Med 77:790-8. 2002
    ..A systematic review of factors associated with recruitment and retention of primary care physicians in rural areas...
  11. pmc A comparative study of quality outcomes in freestanding ambulatory surgery centers and hospital-based outpatient departments: 1997-2004
    Askar S Chukmaitov
    Division of Health Affairs, Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health, Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street, Suite 3200, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4300, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1485-504. 2008
    ..To compare quality outcomes from surgical procedures performed at freestanding ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and hospital-based outpatient departments (HOPDs)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Hospital quality of care: does information technology matter? The relationship between information technology adoption and quality of care
    Nir Menachemi
    Center on Patient Safety, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 33:51-9. 2008
    ..Hospitals have been slow to adopt information technology (IT) largely because of a lack of generalizable evidence of the value associated with such adoption...
  13. ncbi request reprint Hospital adoption of information technologies and improved patient safety: a study of 98 hospitals in Florida
    Nir Menachemi
    Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
    J Healthc Manag 52:398-409; discussion 410. 2007
    ..Adoption of IT is associated with desirable performance on many important measures of hospital patient safety. Hospital leaders and other decision makers who are examining IT systems should consider the impact of IT on patient safety...
  14. ncbi request reprint The influence of payer mix on electronic health record adoption by physicians
    Nir Menachemi
    Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 32:111-8. 2007
    ..Numerous studies have examined the relationship between physician practice characteristics and electronic health record (EHR) adoption. Little is known about how payer mix influences physicians' decisions to implement EHR systems...
  15. doi request reprint Bypassing the local rural hospital for outpatient procedures
    Charles Saunders
    Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4300, USA
    J Rural Health 25:174-81. 2009
    ..To assess the amount of local rural hospital outpatient department (HOPD) bypass for outpatient procedures...
  16. pmc Charting the use of electronic health records and other information technologies among child health providers
    Nir Menachemi
    Florida State University College of Medicine, Division of Health Affairs, and Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
    BMC Pediatr 6:21. 2006
    ..As such, the objective of this study is to examine the use of electronic health record (EHR) systems and other IT applications among pediatricians and other child health providers (CHPs) in Florida...
  17. ncbi request reprint The use of information technologies among rural and urban physicians in Florida
    Nir Menachemi
    College of Medicine, Florida State University, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4300, USA
    J Med Syst 31:483-8. 2007
    ..While much of this variability can be explained by rural practice characteristics, these findings illustrate the need for further efforts to identify and alleviate barriers and encourage health IT adoption in rural areas...
  18. ncbi request reprint Information technologies in Florida's rural hospitals: does system affiliation matter?
    Nir Menachemi
    Center on Patient Safety, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4300, USA
    J Rural Health 21:263-8. 2005
    ..Financial barriers may cause rural hospitals to lag in adoption of information technology, however, formal studies that examine rural hospital adoption of information technology are lacking...
  19. ncbi request reprint Continuing decline in service delivery for family physicians: is the malpractice crisis playing a role?
    Nir Menachemi
    Division of Health Affairs, College of Medicine, Florida State University, Tallahassee 32306, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 15:39-45. 2006
    ..This study was conducted to monitor trends in the reduction and elimination of services offered by family physicians. In addition, we examined whether the malpractice situation may be influencing these trends...
  20. ncbi request reprint The relationship between pediatric volume and information technology adoption in hospitals
    Nir Menachemi
    Center for Patient Safety, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL 32312, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 16:146-52. 2007
    ..However, no study has examined whether patient characteristics of hospitals are related to the adoption of health IT. This study examines IT adoption in hospitals that care for either a large number or a large proportion of children...
  21. ncbi request reprint Are we ready for terrorism? Emergency medical technicians' and paramedics' training and self-perceived competence since September 11
    Art Clawson
    Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, USA
    Am J Disaster Med 2:26-32. 2007
    ..Our results suggest that most emergency personnel are receiving terrorism-specific training, but gaps in competencies exist and require the attention of educators and policymakers...
  22. ncbi request reprint Examining the adoption of electronic health records and personal digital assistants by family physicians in Florida
    Nir Menachemi
    Family Medicine and Rural Health, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida 32306, USA
    Inform Prim Care 14:1-9. 2006
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Are community health centers prepared for bioterrorism?
    Art Clawson
    Family Medicine and Rural Health, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 4300, USA
    Biosecur Bioterror 4:55-63. 2006
    ..Policy and practice recommendations are included to more fully develop CHCs as a resource...
  24. ncbi request reprint The effect of payer mix on the adoption of information technologies by hospitals
    Nir Menachemi
    College of Medicine, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 32:102-10. 2007
    ..However, no known study has examined whether patient characteristics of those treated at a given hospital influences the decision to adopt IT...
  25. pmc Reducing the impact of the health care access crisis through volunteerism: a means, not an end
    Karen W Geletko
    Division of Health Affairs, Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 W Call St, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4300, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1166-9. 2009
    ..Volunteerism, although not a solution to the health care crisis, serves as a valuable adjunct pending full-scale health care reform...
  26. ncbi request reprint Adoption factors associated with patient safety-related information technology
    Nir Menachemi
    Center on Patient Safety, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, USA
    J Healthc Qual 26:39-44. 2004
    ..Other factors and implications are discussed as well...
  27. ncbi request reprint Incomplete EHR adoption: late uptake of patient safety and cost control functions
    Nir Menachemi
    Center on Patient Safety, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee 32306 4300, USA
    Am J Med Qual 22:319-26. 2007
    ..Overall, many physicians are only partially adopting EHR technologies, suggesting that published adoption rates may be exaggerating the true rate of diffusion...
  28. ncbi request reprint Hospital financial performance: does IT governance make a difference?
    Darrell Burke
    Medical Informatics, College of Information, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32106 2100, USA
    Health Care Manag (Frederick) 27:71-8. 2008
    ..Reporting to the chief financial officer brings positive outcomes; reporting to the chief executive officer has a mixed financial result; and reporting to the chief operating officer was not associated with discernible financial impact...
  29. ncbi request reprint EHR and other IT adoption among physicians: results of a large-scale statewide analysis
    Nir Menachemi
    Center on Patient Safety, Florida State University College of Medicine, USA
    J Healthc Inf Manag 20:79-87. 2006
    ..Overall, large practice size, specialty practice, physician age and gender, and multi-specialty practice affiliation were significantly related to the use of many, but not all, of these IT applications in the ambulatory setting...
  30. pmc A state-based analysis of public health preparedness programs in the United States
    Leslie M Beitsch
    Center for Medicine and Public Health, Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 W Call St, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4300, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:737-45. 2006
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint The changing face of access to family physician services in rural Florida
    Nir Menachemi
    Division of Health Affairs, Florida State University, 1269 West Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Fam Med 37:54-8. 2005
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Diffusion of information technology supporting the Institute of Medicine's quality chasm care aims
    Darrell Burke
    College of Information, Florida State University, USA
    J Healthc Qual 27:24-32, 39. 2005
    ..Results suggest that, on average, hospitals have not yet embraced HIT to support the IOM's care aims and that associated organizational factors vary according to care aim...
  33. ncbi request reprint Roles of local public health agencies within the state public health system
    Leslie M Beitsch
    Center for Medicine and Public Health, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 12:232-41. 2006
    ..In this study we assessed the structure and function of local and district health agencies throughout the United States. We compared these findings with those from a previous national assessment done a decade earlier...
  34. ncbi request reprint Managed care penetration and other factors affecting computerized physician order entry in the ambulatory setting
    Nir Menachemi
    Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health, Center on Patient Safety, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:738-44. 2006
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Public health at center stage: new roles, old props
    Leslie M Beitsch
    Center for Medicine and Public Health, Florida State University FSU College of Medicine, Tallahassee, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:911-22. 2006
    ..Although the public health system has both traditional and newly defined roles to play, resources, as measured by per capita spending and workforce availability, have not kept pace...
  36. ncbi request reprint Hospital information technology and positive financial performance: a different approach to finding an ROI
    Nir Menachemi
    Center on Patient Safety, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, USA
    J Healthc Manag 51:40-58; discussion 58-9. 2006
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Investigating response bias in an information technology survey of physicians
    Nir Menachemi
    College of Medicine, Florida State University, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32306, USA
    J Med Syst 30:277-82. 2006
    ..Overall, response bias was not detected using established methodologies in this mailed survey of physician EHR use. Similar surveys of physicians, even with a lower than expected response rate, may still be valid...
  38. ncbi request reprint Quality of care differs by patient characteristics: outcome disparities after ambulatory surgical procedures
    Nir Menachemi
    Center on Patient Safety, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahasse, FL 32306 4300, USA
    Am J Med Qual 22:395-401. 2007
    ..Thus, many of the racial and gender disparities in the inpatient surgical literature are also observed in the ambulatory setting. More research is needed to determine the source of these disparities...
  39. ncbi request reprint Proliferation of electronic health records among obstetrician-gynecologists
    Nir Menachemi
    Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL 32312, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 15:150-6. 2006
    ..To examine the current use of electronic health records (EHRs) and their key subfunctions among obstetrician-gynecologists and compare this trend with other doctors...
  40. ncbi request reprint The medicine and public health initiative ten years later
    Leslie M Beitsch
    Center for Medicine and Public Health, Division of Health Affairs, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 4300, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:149-53. 2005
    ..In order to meet the numerous health challenges facing our nation, from terrorism to chronic disease, and for MPHI to be successful, medicine and public health must work in tandem...
  41. doi request reprint Quality improvement in local health departments: results of the NACCHO 2008 survey
    Leslie M Beitsch
    Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida 32306, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 16:49-54. 2010
    ..To assess the current status of quality improvement (QI) within local health departments (LHDs) and examine the characteristics associated with such QI efforts...
  42. ncbi request reprint Reviewing the benefits and costs of electronic health records and associated patient safety technologies
    Nir Menachemi
    Division of Health Affairs, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FSU College of Medicine, USA
    J Med Syst 30:159-68. 2006
    ..This trend suggests the early stage of this knowledge base. Additional research utilizing broader perspectives and multidisciplinary techniques will be needed before a better understanding of ROI from health IT is achieved...
  43. pmc Structure and functions of state public health agencies
    Leslie M Beitsch
    Division of Health Affairs, Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 W Call St, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4300, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:167-72. 2006
    ..We assessed the structure and functions of state health departments throughout the United States and compared our findings with those from a previous national assessment conducted in 1990...
  44. ncbi request reprint How well does diagnosis-based risk-adjustment work for comparing ambulatory clinical outcomes?
    Askar S Chukmaitov
    Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health, Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street, Suite 3200 C, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4300, USA
    Health Care Manag Sci 12:420-33. 2009
    ..We also recommend using risk-adjustment with all available diagnoses...
  45. ncbi request reprint Protecting rural communities from terrorism: a statewide, community-based model
    Art Clawson
    Florida State University, College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4300, USA
    J Rural Health 19:7-10. 2003
    ..This model can serve as a possible framework for other states and communities...
  46. pmc Type 2 diabetes mellitus among Florida children and adolescents, 1994 through 1998
    Christine J Macaluso
    University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Public Health Rep 117:373-9. 2002
    ..This study was undertaken to examine the trends in the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes mellitus among children and adolescents with new-onset diabetes seen from 1994 through 1998 at the three university-based diabetes centers in Florida...
  47. doi request reprint Market effects on electronic health record adoption by physicians
    Maziar Abdolrasulnia
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 33:243-52. 2008
    ..Current studies have examined organizational and personal barriers to adoption; however, the influence of market characteristics has not been studied...
  48. ncbi request reprint The role of organizational factors in the adoption of healthcare information technology in Florida hospitals
    Neset Hikmet
    Center for Research in Healthcare Systems and Policies, College of Business Administration, University of South Florida, 8350 N Tamiami Trail, SMC C222, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA
    Health Care Manag Sci 11:1-9. 2008
    ..For instance, hospital size appears to be less relevant for administrative HIT, where its effect is compensated by those of system membership and tax status. Implications for future HIT research and practice are discussed...
  49. ncbi request reprint Crossing the secular divide: government and faith-based organizations as partners in health
    Robert G Brooks
    Int J Psychiatry Med 32:223-34. 2002
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Assessing the effectiveness of food worker training in Florida: opportunities and challenges
    Roberta M Hammond
    Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Community Environmental Health, Tallahassee 32399 1712, USA
    J Environ Health 68:19-24, 32. 2005
    ..Further work needs to be done to estabish the most useful methods and approaches for assessing effectiveness and hence the public health impact of food worker training...
  51. ncbi request reprint Surveillance results from the first West Nile virus transmission season in Florida, 2001
    Carina G M Blackmore
    Bureau of Epidemiology, Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville, Florida 32331, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:141-50. 2003
    ..West Nile virus-positive animals detected by multiple surveillance systems preceded seven of these cases by two weeks or more...
  52. ncbi request reprint Predicting death from HIV/AIDS: a case-control study from Florida public HIV/AIDS clinics
    Spencer Lieb
    Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee 32399 1715, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 30:351-8. 2002
    ..After markedly decreasing for 3 years, HIV/AIDS mortality declined only slightly in 1999...