Briefs & Reports

Clinical Management Apps: Creating Partnerships Between Providers and Patients

The market for health applications, or apps, on mobile devices is growing rapidly, with over 40,000 currently in use. One type of app technology—clinical management apps—enable patients and providers to work together to manage chronic conditions, particularly diabetes and asthma. These apps are mostly used by health plans and large health care organizations with an … Read More

Issue Brief Explores Clinical Management Apps

HMA partnered with The Commonwealth Fund to develop an issue brief examining consumer mobile health applications, or apps. HMA Managing Principal Sharon Silow-Carroll and Principal Barbara Markham Smith explore the use of these apps in “Clinical Management Apps: Creating Partnerships Between Providers and Patients.” The market for health and wellness apps for use on smart … Read More

Connection Between Housing and Health Care Gaining Attention

Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF) engaged Health Management Associates (HMA) to help them develop a framework for evaluating the impact of member housing organizations on the health and wellness of residents. That work is summarized in the report “Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future Health and Wellness Outcomes Measurement,” authored by … Read More

HMA’s Strugar-Fritsch Tapped for Correctional Health Expertise for New Pew Report

HMA Principal Donna Strugar-Fritsch was one of 28 experts in the field of correctional health interviewed for the recently released report, “Managing Prison Health Care Spending.” The report is part of The State Health Care Spending Project, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The report … Read More

HMA Welcomes New Colleague to Chicago Office

HMA recently welcomed Deborah Gracey – a former insurance company executive – to our national consulting team. Armed with a deep knowledge of Medicare, Deborah is a strategic thinker and innovative leader who knows how to optimize performance, grow profits, and expand business. She is based in our Chicago office.

Medicaid in a Historic Time of Transformation: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014

The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured recently released “Medicaid in a Historic Time of Transformation: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014.” HMA Managing Principals Vernon K. Smith, Kathleen Gifford, and Eileen Ellis authored the report outlining the survey findings in conjunction with Robin Rudowitz and … Read More

State Innovation Models: Early Experiences and Challenges of an Initiative to Advance Broad Health System Reform

HMA is proud to have partnered with The Commonwealth Fund to develop one of its most recent issue briefs, “State Innovation Models: Early Experiences and Challenges of an Initiative to Advance Broad Health System Reform.” HMA Managing Principal Sharon Silow-Carroll and Principal JoAnn Lamphere interviewed officials from states participating in the State Innovation Models (SIM) … Read More

HMA Welcomes Two New Colleagues

HMA is continuing to grow, adding new staff across the country to meet clients’ needs. Heidi Robbins Brown joins the Olympia, Washington office as a principal, and Nancy Jaeckels joins HMA as a principal in Chicago. Heidi Robbins Brown is a nationally recognized expert in Medicaid program integrity and information systems. A veteran state Medicaid … Read More