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School & Program Updates

Louisville Faculty Offer Expertise to Kentucky’s Medicaid Services

University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences faculty will conduct analyses and provide recommendations, offering Kentucky’s Medicaid Services with insights for health care improvement and cost reductions.

The faculty involved in the new projects are all in the school’s department of health management and systems sciences: Dr. J’Aime Jennings,  assistant professor, Dr. Christopher Johnson, chair, and Dr. Bert Little, professor. All three also are scholars within UofL’s Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky (CIK), and Jennings and Johnson both are co-directors of UofL’s Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT), a National Science Foundation-funded center focused on improving patient care and service, efficiency, and maximizing their capabilities while preserving resources.

One project seeks to identify high-risk diabetes patients for more aggressive early preventive measures, while the second directly addresses the capacity of providers to be responsive to emerging value-based purchasing incentives.

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