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The mission of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® is to establish foundational evidence for health policy and radiology practice that promotes the effective and efficient use of health care resources and improves patient care.

February 28, 2024

Neiman Institute Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Report

Detailed Highlights


Awarded the Harvey L. Neiman & Richard Duszak Grants to two groups:
• Paul Yi, MD, University of Maryland, and Jeremias Sulam, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, for their project on advancing equity in artificial intelligence.
• Zachary Bercu, MD; Michal Horny, PhD; Hanzhou Li, MD; and John Moon, MD, Emory University, for their project on optimizing interventional radiology pain management.


• Amazon Web Services (AWS) selected the interactive HPI tool, Cancer Equity Atlas, for AWS Health Equity Initiative to achieve equitable health outcomes in underserved populations.


• Developed a new interactive heat map tool  for common radiology procedures, comparing reimbursement rates for Medicaid vs. Medicare. Read more about this tool.


• Selected as the coinvestigator for an RSNA Emerging Issues Grant to increase osteoporosis screening in elderly Asian Americans.


National news outlets feature two HPI studies:
• U.S. News and World Report  picked up this HPI study, originally posted in JAMA Network Open , about the influence of cost sharing on breast cancer screening follow up imaging.
• NPR  and 280 other news outlets published the JAMA Network Open  HPI study, showing that ER imaging by nonphysician providers led to a 5.3% increase in imaging.


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