Jon B Christianson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Producing public reports of physician quality at the community level: the Aligning Forces for Quality initiative experience
    Jon B Christianson
    Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:s133-40. 2012
  2. pmc A report card on provider report cards: current status of the health care transparency movement
    Jon B Christianson
    Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 729, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:1235-41. 2010
  3. doi request reprint The transition from managed care to consumerism: a community-level status report
    Jon B Christianson
    University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:1362-70. 2008
  4. pmc Physician pay-for-performance. Implementation and research issues
    Jon B Christianson
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S9-S13. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Deploying Six Sigma in a health care system as a work in progress
    Jon B Christianson
    Department of Healthcare Management, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:603-13. 2005
  6. pmc Exporting the Buyers Health Care Action Group purchasing model: lessons from other communities
    Jon B Christianson
    Department of Healthcare Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Milbank Q 83:149-76. 2005
  7. pmc Consumer experiences in a consumer-driven health plan
    Jon B Christianson
    Carlson School of Management, Department of Healthcare Management, University of Minnesota, 321 19th Avenue South, Suite 3 149, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:1123-40. 2004
  8. pmc Evaluation of the effect of a consumer-driven health plan on medical care expenditures and utilization
    Stephen T Parente
    Carlson School of Management, Department of Healthcare Management, University of Minnesota, 321 19th Avenue South, Suite 3 149, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:1189-210. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Evaluating health plan quality 2: survey design principles for measuring health plan quality
    Douglas R Wholey
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn 55455, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:SP65-75. 2003
  10. pmc Employee choice of consumer-driven health insurance in a multiplan, multiproduct setting
    Stephen T Parente
    Carlson School of Management, Department of Healthcare Management, University of Minnesota, 321 19th Avenue South, Suite 3 149, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:1091-112. 2004

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Producing public reports of physician quality at the community level: the Aligning Forces for Quality initiative experience
    Jon B Christianson
    Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:s133-40. 2012
    ..To describe the approaches used by the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) alliances in producing community-based reports of physician quality and to assess the contribution of these reports to existing physician performance information...
  2. pmc A report card on provider report cards: current status of the health care transparency movement
    Jon B Christianson
    Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 729, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:1235-41. 2010
    ..Reporting of quality measures is supported by advocates of health care reform across the political spectrum...
  3. doi request reprint The transition from managed care to consumerism: a community-level status report
    Jon B Christianson
    University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:1362-70. 2008
    ..However, developments in the CTS communities suggest that the consumerism strategy evolving in local markets is more nuanced than implied by some descriptions of health care consumerism...
  4. pmc Physician pay-for-performance. Implementation and research issues
    Jon B Christianson
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S9-S13. 2006
    ..The focus of most P4P initiatives on medical group performance raises additional questions about its potential effectiveness as a catalyst for change...
  5. ncbi request reprint Deploying Six Sigma in a health care system as a work in progress
    Jon B Christianson
    Department of Healthcare Management, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:603-13. 2005
    ..For example, the selection and sequence for implementing strategic performance improvement (PI) projects, and the decision to use Six Sigma methods, should be guided by an overall system of project portfolio management...
  6. pmc Exporting the Buyers Health Care Action Group purchasing model: lessons from other communities
    Jon B Christianson
    Department of Healthcare Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Milbank Q 83:149-76. 2005
    ..It also, once again, suggests caution in drawing lessons from community-level experiments in purchasing health care...
  7. pmc Consumer experiences in a consumer-driven health plan
    Jon B Christianson
    Carlson School of Management, Department of Healthcare Management, University of Minnesota, 321 19th Avenue South, Suite 3 149, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:1123-40. 2004
    ..To assess the experience of enrollees in a consumer-driven health plan (CDHP)...
  8. pmc Evaluation of the effect of a consumer-driven health plan on medical care expenditures and utilization
    Stephen T Parente
    Carlson School of Management, Department of Healthcare Management, University of Minnesota, 321 19th Avenue South, Suite 3 149, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:1189-210. 2004
    ..To compare medical care costs and utilization in a consumer-driven health plan (CDHP) to other health insurance plans...
  9. ncbi request reprint Evaluating health plan quality 2: survey design principles for measuring health plan quality
    Douglas R Wholey
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn 55455, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:SP65-75. 2003
    ..To develop principles for measuring the quality of specific health plans from a physician's perspective...
  10. pmc Employee choice of consumer-driven health insurance in a multiplan, multiproduct setting
    Stephen T Parente
    Carlson School of Management, Department of Healthcare Management, University of Minnesota, 321 19th Avenue South, Suite 3 149, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:1091-112. 2004
    ..To determine who chooses a Consumer-Driven Health Plan (CDHP) in a multiplan, multiproduct setting, and, specifically, whether the CDHP attracts the sicker employees in a company's risk pool...
  11. ncbi request reprint Evaluating health plan quality 3: survey measurement properties
    Douglas R Wholey
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn 55455, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:SP76-87. 2003
    ..To assess the measurement and scaling properties of survey items designed to measure health plan quality from a physician's perspective...
  12. ncbi request reprint What do physician recommendations of health plans mean?
    Douglas R Wholey
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn 55455, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:SP88-99. 2003
    ..To examine what determines physician recommendations of health plans and whether their recommendations reflect experiences with specific plans...
  13. ncbi request reprint Consumer-directed health plans: new evidence on spending and utilization
    Roger Feldman
    Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St, S E, Box 729, Minneapolis, MN 55455 0381, USA
    Inquiry 44:26-40. 2007
    ..Findings suggest the CDHP had too little out-of-pocket cost-sharing to control medical spending...
  14. ncbi request reprint Health savings accounts: early estimates of national take-up
    Roger Feldman
    School of Public Health, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:1582-91. 2005
    ..We predict that the Bush administration's refundable tax-credit proposal would double HSA take-up and reduce the number of uninsured people by 2.9 million, at an annual cost of $8.1 billion...
  15. ncbi request reprint Evaluating health plan quality 1: a conceptual model
    Douglas R Wholey
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn 55455, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:SP53-64. 2003
    ..To develop a theoretical foundation for measuring health plan quality from a physician's perspective...
  16. ncbi request reprint Evolution in the Buyers Health Care Action Group purchasing initiative
    Jon B Christianson
    Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:76-88. 2002
    ..It hopes that through this restructuring, Choice Plus will grow in the Twin Cities market and be adopted in other communities as well. The success of this new approach is by no means certain, as it faces a number of critical tests...
  17. pmc Managing costs, managing benefits: employer decisions in local health care markets
    Jon B Christianson
    Department of Healthcare Management, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:357-73. 2003
    ..To better understand employer health benefit decision making, how employer health benefits strategies evolve over time, and the impact of employer decisions on local health care systems...
  18. ncbi request reprint Evaluating pay-for-performance in medicaid through real-world observation
    Jon B Christianson
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:w528-31. 2007
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  19. ncbi request reprint Physicians' perceptions of managed care: a review of the literature
    Jon B Christianson
    University of Minnesota, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 62:635-75. 2005
    ..The review concludes with suggestions for the conduct of future research on this topic...
  20. ncbi request reprint The QUEST for quality: what are medical groups doing about it?
    Leif I Solberg
    Care Improvement Research, HealthPartners Medical Group, Minneapolis, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:211-9. 2005
    ..It is important to know whether medical groups have quality improvement (QI) priorities, approaches, activities, and congruence that will allow them to achieve major improvements in quality of care...
  21. ncbi request reprint Physician evaluations of care management practices in Medicaid programs
    George H Avery
    Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Duluth 55812, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:156-64. 2005
    ..To assess differences in care management practices for Medicaid beneficiaries in predominantly commercial and predominantly Medicaid health plans...
  22. ncbi request reprint Community responses to national healthcare firms
    Douglas R Wholey
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 0392, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 45:118-35. 2004
    ..The paper concludes with a research agenda that addresses issues raised by social network theory and its application to national firm entry into local markets...
  23. pmc Unintended consequences of implementing a national performance measurement system into local practice
    Adam A Powell
    Core Research Investigator, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research CCDOR, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:405-12. 2012
    ..To optimize PM systems, a better understanding is needed of the types of negative unintended consequences that occur and of their causal antecedents...
  24. doi request reprint Lessons from evaluations of purchaser pay-for-performance programs: a review of the evidence
    Jon B Christianson
    University of Minnesota, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 65:5S-35S. 2008
    ..However, the literature relating to purchaser pay-for-performance initiatives does underscore several important issues that deserve attention going forward that relate to the design and implementation of pay-for-performance initiatives...
  25. ncbi request reprint Consumer-focused strategies of innovative hospitals: the role of complementary therapies
    Jon B Christianson
    University of Minnesota, USA
    Explore (NY) 3:158-60. 2007
  26. pmc Chronic illness and patient satisfaction
    Caroline S Carlin
    Medica Research Institute, Minneapolis, MN 55440, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:2250-72. 2012
    ..To examine how the relationship between patient characteristics, patient experience with the health care system, and overall satisfaction with care varies with illness complexity...
  27. ncbi request reprint How are health plans supporting physician practice? The physician perspective
    Jon B Christianson
    Department of Healthcare Management, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:181-9. 2003
    ..However, our survey data indicate that these opportunities generally are not being fully exploited; also, efforts that plans do make to provide information to support care often are not seen as useful by physicians...
  28. ncbi request reprint Defined-contribution health insurance products: development and prospects
    Jon B Christianson
    Center for the Study of Healthcare Management, Department of Healthcare Management, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:49-64. 2002
    ..The companies producing these products are now at a critical juncture. They could grow rapidly over the next few years, be acquired by existing health plans, or fail if they do not deliver on their promises...
  29. ncbi request reprint Penetrating the "black box": financial incentives for enhancing the quality of physician services
    Douglas A Conrad
    University of Washington, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 61:37S-68S. 2004
    ..The model is extended qualitatively to offer further hypotheses and research directions. Finally, gaps and limitations of the model and of the extant empirical research are articulated, and additional researchable questions are posed...
  30. pmc Steering patients to safer hospitals? The effect of a tiered hospital network on hospital admissions
    Dennis P Scanlon
    The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1849-68. 2008
    ..To determine if a tiered hospital benefit and safety incentive shifted the distribution of admissions toward safer hospitals...
  31. ncbi request reprint Physicians' reports of their experience with health plan care management practices
    Andrew B Bindman
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, Calif 94110, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:SP100-10. 2003
    ..To determine the availability of care management practices in various practice settings, the degree to which physicians report that these practices are useful, and whether physicians' reports vary by their relationships with health plans...
  32. ncbi request reprint Employer-sponsored health insurance: pressing problems, incremental changes
    Sally Trude
    Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:66-75. 2002
    ..While dramatic changes in health benefits are unlikely in the short term, policymakers may want to watch for future erosions in health coverage...
  33. ncbi request reprint Consumer-directed health insurance products: local-market perspectives
    Lydia Regopoulos
    Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:766-73. 2006
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  34. doi request reprint Hospital responses to the leapfrog group in local markets
    Dennis P Scanlon
    The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 65:207-31. 2008
    ..However, characteristics of the individual hospitals, and of the LF goals themselves, were more important in explaining the relatively limited progress by hospitals across all sites in achieving those goals over a 5-year period...
  35. ncbi request reprint Health plan pay-for-performance strategies
    Sally Trude
    Center for Studying Health System Change, 4078 Slam Gate Road, Crozet, VA 22932, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:537-42. 2006
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  36. ncbi request reprint The role of public employers in a changing health care market
    Carolyn Watts
    University of Washington, Department of Health Services, Seattle, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:173-80. 2003
    ..As insurance markets consolidate and premiums continue to increase, public employers face tough choices regarding employee benefits...
  37. ncbi request reprint Association between interruptions in medicaid coverage and use of inpatient psychiatric services
    Jeffrey S Harman
    Department of Health Services Administration, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:999-1005. 2003
    ..This study sought to determine the impact of interruptions in Medicaid coverage on the use of Medicaid-reimbursed inpatient psychiatric services over a four-year period...