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Selected studies on health care coordination, HIT, health disparities, ADRD, and health policy from recent years:

Maguire T*, Yoon S*, Chen, J. Collaborating for COVID-19: Hospital Health Information Exchange and Public Health Partnership. Telemedicine and e-Health. Published Online:5 Jan 2024 https://doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2023.0056.

Wang Y*, Seale M, Chen J. Telehealth Use and Availability in Traditional Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage Among ADRD Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Frontiers in Public Health. In Press.

Park S, Chen J, and Bustamante A. Adverse Consequences of Food Insecurity Among US Adults Beyond Health Outcomes. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2023 Sep 9;S0749-3797(23)00350-1.

Park S, Ortega A, Chen J, Bustamante A. Differences in Use of High- and Low-Value Health Care Between Immigrant and US-born Adults. Health Services Research. First published: 24 July 2023.

Park S, Ortega A, Chen J, Bustamante A. Effects of Medicare Eligibility and Enrollment at Age 65 among Immigrants and US-born Residents. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2023;71(9):2845-2854.

Amaize A*, Barath D*, Wang M, Chen J. Reducing Rural and Urban Disparities in Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations – Evidence of Hospital-based Health Information Technology and Enabling Services. Telemedicine and e-Health. 2023; 29(10): 1455-1464.

Chen J, Spencer M*, Buchongo P*. Strengthening the Public Health Partnership and Telehealth Infrastructure to Reduce Healthcare Disparities. Population Health Management. In Press.

Chen J, Spencer M*, Buchongo P*, Wang M. Evidence of Hospital-based HIT Infrastructure and Reduced Medicare Payment and Racial and Ethnic Disparities among ADRD Patients. Medical Care. 2023; 61(1): 27–35.

Wang Y*, Chen J. Decreasing Racial Disparities in Preventable Emergency Department Visits Through Hospital Health Information Technology Patient Engagement Functionalities. Telemedicine and e-Health. 2023; 29(6):841-850.

(Book Chapter) National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Addressing the Rising Mental Health Needs of an Aging Population: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/27340.

Maguire T*, Chen J. Innovation in Mental Health Care: Expanding Collaborations and Building Digital Tools. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2023 Jan 23. doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2023.01.007.

Spencer M*, Chen J. Revisit Patient Engagement and Empowerment within the NIMHD Health Disparity Framework. American Journal of Public Health. 2022 Dec 8;e1-e3. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2022.307170.

Spencer M*, Chen J. Addressing Mental Health Care Delivery in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Understanding Alternative Payment Models for Helping Patients with Complex Medical Needs. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2022; 30(2): 256-258.

Albaroudi A*, Chen J. Racial Disparities in Measures of Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems among ADRD Patients. JAMA Network Open. 2022;5(9):e2233436. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.33436.

Wang Y*, Buchongo P*, Chen J. Rural and Urban Disparities in Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations among Patients with ADRD – Evidence of Hospital-based HIT and Enabling Services. Preventive Medicine.  2022 Oct;163:107223. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.107223. Epub 2022 Aug 23. PMID: 36027993.

Chen J, Buchongo P*, Spencer M*, Charles Reynolds. An HIT-Supported Care Coordination Framework for Reducing Structural Racism and Discrimination for ADRD Patients. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Published: May 05, 2022. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2022.04.010.

Ortega AN, Chen J, Roby DH, Mortensen K, Rivera-González AC, Bustamante AV. Changes in Coverage and Cost-Related Delays in Care for Latino Individuals After Elimination of the Affordable Care Act’s Individual Mandate. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(3):e221476. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.1476

Spencer M*, Chen J. Addressing Mental Health Care Delivery in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Understanding Alternative Payment Models for Helping Patients with Complex Medical Needs. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Available online 22 September 2021.

Benjenk I*, Chen, J. Exploring the unmet needs facing individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alzheimer’s and Dementia 2021; 17: e053380.

Benjenk I*, Franzini L, Roby D, Chen J. Disparities in Audio-only Telemedicine Use among Medicare Beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical Care. In Press.

Wang Y*, Albaroudi A*, Benjenk I*, Chen J. Exploring Hospital-Based Health Information Technology Functions for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. Preventive Medicine Reports. 2021 (23) 101459.

Benjenk, I*, Saliba Z, Duggal N, Albaroudi A*, Posada J, Chen J. Impacts of COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts on Adults with Serious Mental Illness: A Patient-Centered Perspective. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. June 2021.

Bustamante A, Chen J, Felix L, Ortega A. Health Policy Challenges Posed By Shifting Demographics And Health Trends Among Immigrants To The United States. Health Affairs. 2021 40:7, 1028-1037.

Chen J, Benjenk I*, Anderson A*, Barath D*, Reynold C. Accountable Care Organizations and of Preventable Hospitalization among Patients with Alzheimer’s Diseases. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. March 2021.

Benitez J, Perez V, Chen J. Did Medicaid Slow Health Declines During the Great Recession? Health Services Research. First published: 03 March 2021.

Mortensen K, Dean E, Wang Y*, Chen J, French M. Trends in Health Care Utilization and Spending in the United States across Five Decades: 1977 – 2017. Medical Care. 2021 May 3. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001557. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33935253.

Park S, Chen J, Ma G, Ortega A. Inequities in Access to Care and Health Care Spending for Asian Americans With Cancer. Medical Care. March 2021.

Chen J, Amaize A*, Barath D*. Evaluating Telehealth Adoption and Related Barriers Among Hospitals Located in Rural and Urban Areas. Journal of Rural Health. First published: 12 November 2020.

Park S, Chen J. Racial and Ethnic Patterns and Differences in Health Care Expenditures among Medicare Beneficiaries with and without Cognitive Limitation or Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: A Retrospective Cohort Study. BMC Geriatrics. 20, Article number: 482. 2020.

Novak P, Sanmartin M, Ali M, Chen J. Individuals with Serious Mental Illness are more Likely to have Health Conditions Associated with Severe Illness from COVID-19. Psychiatric Services. Published Online:19 Nov 2020

Chu*, Benjenk I*, Chen J. Incremental Medical Expenditures of the Spouses of Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2020 Sep 30 doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2020.09.020 [Epub ahead of print].

Wang N*, Amaize A*, Chen J. Hospital ACO Affiliation and Urban/Rural Disparities in Preventable ED Rates for Patients with ADRD. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2020 Oct 7. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16858. Online ahead of print.

Benjenk I*, Chen J. Trends in Self-Payment for Outpatient Psychiatrist Visits. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online July 15, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.2072.

Wang N*, Albaroudi A*, Chen J. Decomposing Urban and Rural Disparities of Preventable ED Visits among Community-dwelling Patients’ with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias — Evidence of the Availability of Health Care Resources. Journal of Rural Health. First published: 02 July 2020 https://doi.org/10.1111/jrh.12465.

Benjenk I*, Shields M, Chen J. Measures of Care Coordination at Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities and the Medicare 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate. Psychiatric Services. Published Online: 25 Aug 2020. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201900360.

Barath D*, Amaize A*, Chen J. Racial and Ethnic Disparities of Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations among Patients with Depression – Evidence on Accountable Care Organizations and Care Coordination. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. April 2020.

Alberto C*, Martinez-Donate A, Pintor J, Chen J, Ortega A. Health Care Access and Utilization for Latino Youth in the United States: The Role of Maternal Citizenship and Distress. Medical Care. 2020; 58(6): 541-548.

Benjenk I*, Franzini L, Chen J. Evidence of the Linkage between Hospital-based Care Coordination Strategies and Hospital Overall (Star) Ratings. Medical Care. 2020; 58(1):18-26.

Park S, Chen J, Roby D, Ortega A. Differences in Health Care Expenditures Among Non-Latino Whites and Asian Subgroups Vary Along the Distribution of the Expenditures. Medical Care Research and Review. 2019;1077558719874212. doi:10.1177/1077558719874212.

Park S, Roby DH, Kemmick Pintor J, Stimpson JP, Chen J, McKenna RM, Ortega AN. Insurance Coverage and Health Care Utilization among Asian American Children before and after the Affordable Care Act. Academic Pediatrics. 2019 Nov 13. pii: S1876-2859(19)30454-1.

Barath D*, Chen J. Integrating Local Health Departments to Reduce Suicide-Related Emergency Department Visits among People with Substance Use Disorders. Preventive Medicine. 2019 Dec;129:105825. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105825.

Novak P*, Chu J*, Ali M, Chen J. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Serious Psychological Distress among those with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2019 Aug 15. pii: S1064-7481(19)30473-7.

Park S, Chen J, Ma G, Ortega A. Utilization of Essential Preventive Health Services among Asians after the Implementation of the Preventive Services Provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Preventive Medicine Reports. 2019;16:101008. Published 2019 Nov 6. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.101008.

Sanmartin M, Ali M, Chen J, Dwyer D. Prescription Opioid Misuse, Sources of Opioids and Reasons for Opioid Misuse among Reproductive Aged Parenting Women with Major Depressive Episode. Addictive Behaviors. 2019; 98:106057.

Park S, Stimpson JP, Kemmick Pintor J, Roby DH, McKenna RM, Chen J, Ortega AN. The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Health Care Access and Utilization among Asian American Subgroups. Medical Care. 2019; 57(11):861-868.

Mallow P, Chen J, Moore M, Gunnarsson C, Rizzo J. Incremental Direct Healthcare Expenditures of Valvular Heart Disease in the United States. Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research. 2019; 8(11):879-887.

Anderson A*, Chen J. ACO Affiliated Hospitals Increase Implementation of Care Coordination Strategies. Medical Care. 2019;57(4):300-304. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001080.

Benjenk I*, Chen J. Variation of Follow-Up Rate after Psychiatric Hospitalization by Hospital Characteristics and Social Determinants of Health. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2019; 27(2):138-148. 

Anderson A*, Akre E*, Chen J. Exploring National Trends of Patient and Family Centered Care among US Children. Journal of Child Health Care. 2019; 23(2): 200-212.

Novak P*, Chen J, Ali M. Health Care Access among Adults with Chronic Conditions and Co-Occurring Serious Psychological Distress. Medical Research Archives. 2019; 7(7). doi: https://doi.org/10.18103/mra.v7i7.1947.

Novak P*, Bloodworth R*, Green K, Chen J. Local Health Department Activities to Reduce Emergency Department Visits for Substance Use Disorders. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 2019; 41(3): 134-145.

Sanmartin M, Ali M, Chen J, Dwyer D. Mental Health Treatment and Unmet Mental Health Care Need among Pregnant Women with Major Depressive Episode in the U.S. Psychiatric Services. Published Online:10 Apr 2019 https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201800433.

Novak P*, Feder K, Ali M, Chen J. Behavioral Health Treatment Utilization among Individuals with Co-Occurring Opioid Use Disorder and Mental Illness: Evidence from A National Survey.  Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2019 (98): 47-52.

Sanmartin M, Ali M, Novak P*, and Chen J. Sources and Main Motivations for Prescription Opioids Misuse among Reproductive-Aged Parenting Women in the United States. Substance Use and Misuse. 2019 Mar 12:1-5. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2019.1580294. [Epub ahead of print].

Vargas A, Chen J, McKenna R, Ortega A. Health Care Access and Utilization among U.S. Immigrants before and after the Affordable Care Act. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2019; 21(2): 211-218.

Sanmartin M, Ali M, Novak P*, Chen J. Polysubstance Use among Reproductive-Aged Parenting Women Who Misused Prescription Opioids in the United States. Journal of Addictive Diseases. 2019 Jun 24:1-4. doi: 10.1080/10550887.2019.1630237. [Epub ahead of print].

Linman S*, Benjenk I*, Chen J.  The Medical Home Functions of Primary Care Practices That Care for Adults with Psychological Distress: A Cross-Sectional Study. BMC Health Services Research. 2019 (19): 21.

Kozhimannil K, Dowd B, Novak P*, Chen J, Ali M. Substance Use Disorder Treatment Admissions and State-Level Prenatal Substance Use Policies: Evidence from a National Treatment Database. Addictive Behaviors. 2019; 90:272-277. 

Chen J, DuGoff E, Novak P*, Wang M. Variation of Hospital-Based Adoption of Care Coordination Services by Community-Level Social Determinants of Health. Health Care Management Review. 2018 Nov 27. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0000000000000232. [Epub ahead of print].

Benjenk I*, Buchongo P*, Amaize A*, Martinez S*, Chen J. Overcoming The Dual Stigma of Mental Illness and Aging: Preparing New Nurses to Care for The Mental Health Needs of Older Adults. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Available online 27 December 2018.

Bloodworth R*, Chen J, Mortensen K. Variation of Preventive Service Utilization by State Medicaid Coverage, Cost-Sharing, and Medicaid Expansion Status. Preventive Medicine.  2018; 15:97-103.

Bustamante A, McKenna R, Viana J, Ortega A, Chen J. Access-To-Care Differences Between Mexican-Heritage And Other Latinos In California After The Affordable Care Act. Health Affairs. 2018; 37(9):1400-1408.

Benjenk I*, Chen J. Effective Mental Health Interventions to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates: A Systematic Review. Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy. 2018. doi: 10.21037/jhmhp.2018.08.05. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Kemmick J, Chen J, Alcalá H, Langellier B, McKenna R, Roby D, Ortega A. Insurance Coverage and Utilization Improve for Latino Youth but Disparities by Heritage Group Persist Following the ACA. Medical Care. 2018; 56(11):927-933.

Jackson D, Passmore S, Fryer C, Chen J, Kleinman D, Horowitz A, Butler J, Garza M, Quinn S, Thomas S. Mission of Mercy Emergency Dental Clinics: An Opportunity to Promote General and Oral Health. BMC Public Health. 2018; 18:878.

Novak P*, Anderson A*, Chen J. Changes in Health Insurance Coverage and Barriers to Health Care Access among Individuals with Serious Psychological Distress following the Affordable Care Act. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. 2018; 45(6): 924-932.

Chen JC*, Green KM, Chen J, Hoke K, Borzekowski DLG. Restricting the Sale of Flavored E-cigarettes in the U.S.: An Examination of Local Regulations. Tobacco Regulatory Science 2018; 4(4):32-40.

Chen J, Novak P*, Goldman H. Public Health System Delivered Mental Health Preventive Care Links to Significant Reduction of Health Care Costs.  Population Health Management. 2018; 21(6): 462-468.

Hu T, Mortensen K, Chen J. Medicaid Managed Care in Florida and Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Preventable Emergency Department Visits. Medical Care. 2018; 56(6):477-483.

Demarco M, Carter-Pokras O, Hyun N, Castle P, He X, Dallal C, Chen J, Gage J, Befano B, Fetterman B, Lorey T, Poitras N, Raine-Bennett T, Wentzensen N, Schiffman M. Validation of an HPV DNA Cervical Screening Test That Provides Expanded HPV Typing. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2018; 56 (5): e01910-17.

Chen J, Novak P*, Barath D*, Goldman H, Mortenson K. Local Health Departments’ Promotion of Mental Health Care and Reductions in 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rates in Maryland. Medical Care. 2018; 56(2):153-161.

Vargas-Bustamante A, Chen J. Lower Barriers to Primary Care after the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Pan American Journal of Public Health. 2018; 42: e106.

Chen J, Bloodworth R*, Novak P*, Cook B, Goldman H, Rendall M, Thomas S, and Reynolds C. Reducing Preventable Hospitalization and Disparity: Association with LHD Mental Health Promotion Activities. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2018; 54(1):103-112.

Nair S*, Chen J. Improving Quality of Care in Federally Qualified Health Centers through Ambulatory Care Accreditation. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 2018; 40(5):301-309.

Ortega A, McKenna R, Chen J, Alcalá H, Langellier B, Roby D. Insurance Coverage and Well-Child Visits Improved for Youth Under the Affordable Care Act, but Latino Youth Still Lag Behind.  Academic Pediatrics. 2018; 18(1):35-42.

Rizzo J, Chen J, Laurich C, Santos A, Martinsen B, Ryan M, Gunnarsson C. Racial Disparities in PAD Related Amputation Rates among Native Americans and Non-Hispanic Whites: Analysis of Health Care Cost and Utilization Project Database. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2018; 29(2):782-800.

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