Presentations by the Center for HOPES

Improving Workers' Compensation Medical Care in Ohio

January, 2014

The Center for HOPES hosted a statewide conference in January 2014 attended by about 80 diverse stakeholders to discuss impacts and opportunities for Ohio’s workers’ compensation system.Workers, employers, and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation have a common interest in ensuring that the medical care delivered to injured workers is appropriate, timely, of high quality, and cost effective. Across the United States, initiatives are being undertaken to strengthen workers’ compensation medical care. Results of studies performed in Ohio and other states have shown that progress can be made in a way that benefits injured workers and employers. The recent enactment and implementation of the Affordable Care Act may provide other opportunities for creating care models that meet the goals of a high performing workers’ compensation system. This conference was designed to facilitate a conversation by providing information on current performance of the system, considering a variety of ideas and concepts that might help drive better outcomes, and ultimately creating a road map that will lead to the ongoing success and sustainability of the Ohio workers’ compensation system.

Title Date Description

Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc

Professor of Medicine
Mongan Institute for Health Policy
College of Medicine, Harvard University

Oct. 27, 2011

Eliminating Health Care Disparities for Persons with Disabilities

Midland Lecture Series: Co-sponsored by the Division of Health Services Management & Policy and the Center for HOPES

Kenneth Thorpe, PhD

Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management
Emory University

Oct. 7, 2010

Health Care in the Era of Reform

Midland Lecture Series: Co-sponsored by the Division of Health Services Management & Policy and the Center for HOPES

Klara K. Papp, PhD

Senior Research Associate
Director of Program Evaluation for the Clinical Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC)
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Feb. 12, 2009 The Analysis of Social Networks at a Clinical and Translational Science Award Site

Richard C. Lindrooth, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Health Administration and Policy
Director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy Studies
Medical University of South Carolina

Dec. 12, 2008 The Tradeoff between Access to Community Treatment and Acute Hospitalizations of the Mentally Ill

Thomas M. Wickizer, PhD

Professor of Health Services
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
University of Washington

Jan. 25, 2008 Evaluation Findings from a Community-Based Quality-of-Care Improvement Intervention in Washington State

Gary J. Young, JD, PhD

Professor and Chair
Department of Health Policy and Management
Boston University School of Public Health

Dec. 6, 2007 Early Findings and Lessons from Paying for Quality

José A. Pagán, PhD

Professor of Economics
College of Business Administration
Director of the Institute for Population Health Policy
University of Texas-Pan American

Oct. 29, 2007 Uninsurance Spillovers: Health Care Access and Quality

Amitabh Chandra, PhD

Assistant Professor
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

Mar. 5, 2007 Geography and Racial Health Disparities