Publications - 2019

  • – Journal of Medical Internet Research

    A Protocol-Driven, Bedside Digital Conversational Agent to Support Nurse Teams and Mitigate Risks of Hospitalization in Older Adults: Case Control Pre-Post Study

    Background: Hospitalized older adults often experience isolation and disorientation while receiving care, placing them at risk for many inpatient complications, including loneliness, depression...

  • – Health Affairs

    Are Air Ambulances Truly Flying Out Of Reach? Surprise-Billing Policy And The Airline Deregulation Act

    It wasn’t long ago that congressional leaders in both parties seemed to agree that something had to be done about surprise medical bills. But recent headlines suggest that federal legislative momentum has stalled, despite an initial surge of bipartisan interest.

  • – Wiring Minds

    Wiring Minds

    From the popular press to the largest health care conferences, promises of artificial intelligence revolutionizing biomedicine are ubiquitous. It often seems as if we are on the cusp of AI systems that can remotely identify a person about to get sick, make a diagnosis (no doctor needed!), select a custom AI-designed pharmaceutical and deliver it to the patient just in time—in an AI-powered self-driving car, of course.

  • – HMPI

    A Transparent, Mathematical Model to Evaluate Proposals for Healthcare Reform

    Gabriel M. Knight, BA, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Kevin Schulman, MD, Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine; Sheridan Rea, BS; Giovanni Malloy, BS; Usman Khaliq, BEng; David Scheinker, PhD, Stanford University School of Engineering The U.S. Needs Transparent, Mathematical, Prospective Analyses...

  • – HMPI

    Quality and Reduce the Cost of Care

    Xiaole Liu, Columbia University,  and Kevin Schulman and David Scheinker, Stanford University The U.S. Needs a Hospital Quality-Cost Comparison Tool Improving the quality of care while reducing spending is one of the few healthcare goals that enjoys near universal bipartisan political support. Hospitals account for over one third of all U.S. healthcare spending.

  • – American Society of Nephrology

    Exploring Care Attributes of Nephrologists Ranking Favorably on Measures of Value

    As federal and private payers move toward value-based payment, the authors sought to identify attributes of nephrology care associated with payer-defined value.