The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute studies the value and role of radiology in evolving health care delivery and payment systems, including quality based approaches to care and the impact of medical imaging on overall health care costs. Neiman Institute research provides a foundation for evidence-based imaging policy to improve patient care and bolster efficient, effective use of health care resources. Read the 2016 Neiman Institute Annual Report.

Grantees

Active Grantees

Joshua Hirsch
Massachusetts General Hospital
Affiliate Senior Research Fellow

Pina Sanelli
Northwell Health
Utilization of Advanced Imaging in Acute Stroke Care: A Population Outcomes-Based Study

Jan Eberth
University of South Carolina
Leveraging Mammography to Increase Awareness of Lung Cancer Screening: A Feasibility Survey

Avi Dor
George Washington University
Impacts of Federal Report Cards on Trends in CT Use

Anand Prabhakar
Massaschusetts General Hospital
Medicare Utilization of Procedures Related to Treatment of Venous Reflux Disease

Michal Horný
Boston University
Effect of CPT Code Bundling on Diagnostic Imaging Utilization

Past Grantees

2015

Ruth Carlos
University of Michigan
Episodes of Care in Breast Cancer Screening under the ACA

Joshua Vest
Weill Cornell Medical College
Usage of Image-Sharing Technology: A Taxonomy

Jayani Jayawardhana
University of Georgia
Utilization of Medical Imaging Services by Magnet and non-Magnet Hospitals: Impact on Healthcare Costs

2014

Christian Wernz
Virginia Tech
Modeling the Effect of New Payment Structures on Radiology and Accountable Care Organizations

Amir Khaliq
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
The Scope, Variation and Cost of Imaging Services at Critical Access Hospitals

2013

Michael Lu
Massachusetts General Hospital
Reducing repeat imaging due to transfer of care: Import to PACS and formal reports for outside imaging

Suhui Li
George Washington University
How Does Tort Reform Affect Physicians' Ordering of Diagnostic Imaging Services?

Saurabh Jha
University of Pennsylvania
Utilization of Non Invasive Cardiac Imaging in Medicare Beneficiaries Undergoing Coronary Revascularization

William Hsu
University of California, Los Angeles
Utilization and Value of Imaging in the Elderly Population

Marta Heilbrun
University of Utah
Demonstrating the Value of Imaging: Measuring the impact of Whole-Body versus Selective CT on length of stay in severe trauma