News Articles


In Capitol Hill meeting, Stanford researchers present alternatives to insurance cutbacks

Full article in SCOPE, November 21, 2017.

To Cut is to Cure: The Surgeon's Role in Improving Value

Abstract in the Annals of Surgery, November 16, 2017.

Attributes of high-value oncology, primary care identified

Two novel Stanford studies have uncovered attributes of high-quality, low-cost care for cancer and primary care patients.

Critical Lessons From High-Value Oncology Practices

Full article in JAMA Oncology, November 16, 2017.

Douglas W Blayney, Melora K Simon, Beatrice Podtschaske, Scott Ramsey, Margaret Shyu, Craig Lindquist, Arnold Milstein. Critical lessons From High-Value Oncology Practives. JAMA Oncol. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2017.3803

Exploring Attributes of High-Value Primary Care

Original reseach in Annals of Family Medicine, November 2017.

Melora Simon, Niteesh K Choudhry, Jim Frankfort, David Margolius, Julia Murphy, Luis Paita, Thomas Wang, Arnold Milstein. Exploring Attributes of High-Value Primary Care. Ann Fam Med 2017;15:529-534.

Possibilities Beyond Analyses of a Fee-for-Service Database and Clinician Mindset

Editorial in Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians - October 17, 2017

Leff B, Milstein A. Possibilities Beyond Analyses of a Fee-for-Service Database and Clinician Mindset. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 17 October 2017] doi: 10.7326/M17-2627

Talking to Machines About Personal Mental Health Problems

Viewpoint in JAMA - October 3, 2017

Miner AS, Milstein A, Hancock JT. Talking to Machines About Personal Mental Health Problems. JAMA.2017;318(13):1217–1218. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14151

Spring 2017

Accelerating Adoption And Diffusion Of Innovations In Care Delivery (HealthAffairs)

HealthAffairs blog article about practice transformation insights based on CERC's AMVC research study

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A Billionaire's Policy Center Aims to Transform U.S. Healthcare. How's It Going?

Grants from The Peterson Center on Healthcare have funded CERC primary care research, and they will use findings to create and package a primary care practice model.

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Health Care? Daughters Know All About It (New York Times)

Feature story highlighting the role daughters play in the care of persons with dementia, based on the fellows' JAMA Neurology Perspective

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CERC Fellows Tackle Medication Costs with a Little Help from New Zealand

Feature story about the Prescription Medication team's site observation at PHARMAC New Zealand

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Stanford's Big Health Care Idea

How an unconventional team of doctors figured out how to provide high-need university employees with better health care, for less money.

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Spring 2016

Designing More Affordable and Effective Health Care (Commonwealth Fund)

Case study on the Clinical Excellence Research Center 

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When I Grow Up: Helping Chronically Ill Kids Make the Jump to Adult Care (Stanford Medicine)

Feature story about the challenges faced by kids with chronic illness as they move to adulthood, and CERC's work to improve this process

December 8

Stanford Team Designs Process for Reducing Stroke Disability, Costs

Feature about CERC's work on improving stroke-related care


Forecasting the Health and Health Spending Consequences of Value-Based Drug Insurance Design for Insureds with Five High-Cost Conditions (ISPOR)

Article by N. Olchanski, Dr. Milstein, J.D. Chambers, and P.J. Neumann


Against the Odds: A Band of Rebels Fights to Save Health Care (Stanford Medicine)

Feature story about CERC and its work with advanced cancer care

May 21

More Care Up Front for $54 a Month (New York Times)

Dr. Milstein interviewed about direct primary care providers and patient access

May 17

Bay Area Becoming Center of Health Care Innovation (California HealthLine)

Dr. Milstein discusses the role of CERC in health care delivery innovation.

September 20

More Transparency, Better Health Care (Wall Street Journal)

Op-ed by George Shultz, Dr. Milstein, and Robert Krughoff advocating the public release of Medicare data

September 5

Reinventing Health Care Services (Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Dr. MIlstein discusses the issues that led him to found CERC.