About

Welcome to the official blog for Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation, a quarterly journal. The journal promotes cutting edge research on innovation in health care delivery, including improvements in systems, processes, management, and applied information technology.

As a peer-reviewed publication, it aims to serve as a forum for the dissemination of ideas that improve patient care. The journal is committed to fostering productive dialogue amongst health professionals, policymakers, legislators, health services researchers, and academics.

The journal welcomes submissions of original research articles, case studies capturing “policy to practice” or “implementation of best practices”, commentaries, and critical reviews of relevant novel programs and products.

Example topics include:

  • Care redesign
  • Applied health IT
  • Payment innovation
  • Managerial innovation
  • Quality improvement research
  • New training and education models
  • Comparative delivery innovation
  • Implementation and dissemination research

You can access the journal online here.


EDITORS

Sachin H. Jain

 Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA

Co-Editor-in-Chief at HealthCare

Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA, is chief medical officer at CareMore Health System, an innovative health plan and care delivery system subsidiary of Anthem, Inc with $1.2B revenue and over 100,000 members. In this role, he has operational responsibility for 700 clinical staff and 40 care centers. He is charged with developing and leading a multi-year strategy to expand next-generation care management/care delivery model nationally. Prior to joining CareMore, Dr. Jain was Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer at Merck & Co, where he developed global partnerships to leverage health data to improve patient health. He also served as an attending hospitalist physician at the Boston VA-Boston Medical Center and lecturer in healthcare policy at Harvard Medical School. From 2009-2011, Dr. Jain pursued government service at the US Department of Health and Human Services, where he was senior advisor to the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and helped launch the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). He also served as special assistant to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), supporting the agency’s implementation of the HITECH Provisions of the Recovery Act and meaningful use. Dr. Jain graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a B.A. in government, and continued on to earn his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. While completing his medical residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, he maintained a faculty appointment at the Harvard Business School and remains affiliated as a senior institute associate at the school’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. He is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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Amol Navathe, MD, PhD

Co-Editor-in-Chief at HealthCare

Amol S. Navathe, MD, PhD is a practicing physician, health economist and engineer with a deep expertise in delivery transformation and policy design. His scholarly work has focused on the utilization of advanced health data analytics and technology to improve healthcare delivery, which he has implemented at numerous large health systems. He has applied his skills to delivery transformation, federal policy for health care evidence development and data infrastructure, and the study of physician and hospital economic behavior. Dr. Navathe’s technical expertise focuses on the use of health data to measure the costs, quality and appropriateness of care, making inferences on clinical care delivery highly relevant to analysis of health system performance and policy design. Previously, he served as the Medical Officer and Senior Program Manager for the $1.1B Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) program at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in the Obama Administration. In this role, Navathe led initiatives to establish and develop new research comparing the benefits and harms of alternative methods to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor conditions. He coordinated the CER program and led $400M of data infrastructure initiatives within the portfolio. As a result, he is regarded as one of the chief architects of America’s comparative effectiveness strategy. Navathe served as a visiting fellow at the council of economic advisers in the White House, as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company, and in numerous technical and research consulting roles. Dr. Navathe completed his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, post-graduate medical training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and obtained his Ph.D. in Health Care Management and Economics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.