Harold S Luft
Affiliation: Palo Alto Medical Foundation
- Commentary: Protecting human subjects and their data in multi-site researchHarold S Luft
Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Med Care 50:S74-6. 2012..It is impossible to totally de-identify data without markedly reducing its value for research, but creative strategies can markedly reduce the risk of advertent disclosures of patient identities...
- Advancing public reporting through a new 'aggregator' to standardize data collection on providers' cost and qualityHarold S Luft
Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Palo Alto, California, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 31:619-26. 2012..The aggregator could be funded through fees charged to commercial users. Meanwhile, registered researchers putting their methods and findings in the public domain could access the data aggregator for free...
- From small area variations to accountable care organizations: how health services research can inform policyHarold S Luft
Department of Health Policy Research, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Palo Alto, California 94301, USA
Annu Rev Public Health 33:377-92. 2012..Eventually, both patient engagement and ACOs were written into the Affordable Care Act of 2010...
- Economic incentives to promote innovation in healthcare deliveryHarold S Luft
Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Health Policy Research, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Clin Orthop Relat Res 467:2497-505. 2009..Payment can be based on the resources used by those care delivery teams achieving superior outcomes, thereby fostering innovation improving outcomes and reducing waste...
- Data and methods to facilitate delivery system reform: harnessing collective intelligence to learn from positive devianceHarold S Luft
Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Ames Building, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301 2302, USA
Health Serv Res 45:1570-80. 2010..By rewarding positive deviants, rather than trying to identify and "correct" those who are problematic, providers will voluntarily identify themselves and their methods for achieving superior outcomes...
- Effect of physician-specific pay-for-performance incentives in a large group practiceSukyung Chung
Research Institute, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Am J Manag Care 16:e35-42. 2010..To assess the effect of a physician-specific pay-for-performance program on quality-of-care measures in a large group practice...