Andrew’s current work and research focus on value-based healthcare delivery models, performance measurement, and social determinants of health.
MORE ABOUT ANDREW
Andrew Anderson graduated with a PhD in health services research from the University of Maryland College Park (UMD). Andrew is also a Phyllis Torda Healthcare Quality Fellow with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Prior to NCQA, he was a senior director at the National Quality Forum (NQF) where led healthcare quality measurement initiatives related to health and health care disparities, social risk, and health equity. Andrew is a Maryland native of Jamaican descent.
DISSERTATION GRANT AWARDEE — JUNE 2018
Exploring Mental Health Disparities among Accountable Care Organizations
Untreated mental health conditions (e.g. depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and substance abuse disorders) are associated with a higher incidence of disability and increased health care costs. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) —groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together to provide coordinated high-quality care — have the potential to improve the continuity of care for people with mental health needs. The findings of this project illustrate how hospitals that participate in ACOs are improving care coordination and the provision of mental health services.
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