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May 2015

Dr. Zachary Grinspan Named Laitman Scholar

 

Zachary Grinspan, MD, MS

Zachary Grinspan, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research in the Division of Health Policy and Economics, is the Nanette Laitman Clinical Scholar in Public Health/Community Health. Dr. Grinspan is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Clinical Research for the Division of Child Neurology, an Assistant Attending Pediatrician at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and an Assistant Professor in the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Grinspan studies how health information technology can improve care for children and adults with neurologic diseases. He has recently published articles in Epilepsia and other journals on how healthcare fragmentation affects patients with epilepsy and the use of health information technology in improving care for these patients. He currently is the Co-Principal Investigator (with Dr. Anup Patel, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH) on a grant from the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation that will use predictive modeling and other health services research methods to evaluate a care management program in central Ohio tailored for children with epilepsy.

Dr. Grinspan is a 2011-2014 Fellow in Quality and Medical Informatics, and currently a fellow in the Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program. His project for this program is titled “Predicting Frequent ED use by Children with Chronic Disease for Care Management Enrollment.”

He is also an investigator in studies by the Health Information Technology Evaluation Collaborative (HITEC), which is evaluating New York State’s “HEAL NY” grants program and the State Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY). Dr. Grinspan co-lead a team that contributed to a Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program Community Needs Assessment to provide content to NYP’s application for the DSRIP Medicaid Redesign Program. He is also a scientific advisor to the Federal Trade Commission.


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