Randall Brown

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Effective communication between health professionals and patients positively influences chronic health management, as does increased patient awareness of their symptoms and general knowledge of the condition. In this study, we leverage the use of mobile phones by pediatric patients and report results from a four-month randomized controlled trial (RCT). We(More)
Medicare beneficiaries in fee-for-service (FFS) who had chronic illnesses and volunteered to participate in 15 care coordination programs were randomized to treatment or control status. Nurses provided patient education (mostly by telephone) to improve adherence and ability to communicate with physicians. Patients were contacted an average of two times per(More)
Between 1982 and 1985, health maintenance organizations (HMO's) entered the Medicare market under the Medicare competition demonstrations. The status and experience of these HMO's, their market areas,, and the benefit packages they offered are presented. Information from case studies of 20 of these HMO's is used to discuss the planning process through which(More)
Background More than two-thirds of individuals with a substance use problem have seen a primary care provider in the previous 6 months. However, these substance use disorders often go unrecognized or without treatment due to a lack of optimized assessment and intervention models with which primary care providers are comfortable. As national guidelines call(More)
Two key challenges related to conducting comparative effectiveness research are the lack of available data and the lack of rigorous techniques for efficiently and quickly testing the effectiveness of the many possible ways of implementing components of care. The confluence of two things offers the promise of overcoming these challenges: (1) the increased(More)
  • Randall Brown, Cheryl M Heesch, Cheryl M, Heesch, Eileen M, Hasser +3 others
  • 2013
a candidate for the degree of Master of Science and hereby certify that, in their opinion, it is worthy of acceptance. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I owe many people my sincerest thanks and gratitude for helping me on the path to completing this work. and support during my time in her lab. I appreciate every edit, draft and pointer; through countless emails, meetings(More)
The LifeMasters Supported SelfCare demonstration program provides disease management (DM) services to Florida Medicare beneficiaries who are also enrolled in Medicaid and have congestive heart failure (CHF), diabetes, or coronary artery disease (CAD). The population-based program provides primarily telephonic patient education and monitoring services.(More)