Models of Health Care Delivery

There are numerous models of health care delivery, or ways that health care delivery systems, such as hospitals, operate. Nurses often serve as the "backbone" to health care delivery models because of the unique hands-on role they play in providing care. Columbia University School of Nursing researchers carefully examine the wide array of models of health care delivery across many settings (e.g., inpatient, outpatient) to determine which are the most beneficial, efficient, and cost-effective. Our research is examining health care delivery models that are not only integrated, coordinated, leverage technology, and theory-driven, but that also elevate the nurse’s role from caregivers to "care integrators" to maximize their positive impact on patients. Such research is driving change in health care delivery by developing and launching innovative solutions to today’s health care problems.

Researchers

  • Stephen Ferrara, DNP, FNP, FAANP

    Associate Professor of Nursing at CUIMC and Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs

    Research Approaches: Clinical, Health Services and Policy

  • Jianfang Liu, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Quantitative Research (in Nursing)

    Research Approaches: Clinical, Health Services and Policy
    Research Interests: Statistical Modeling, Psychometric Testing, Experimental Design, Big Data Analysis and Management

  • Allison A. Norful, PhD, RN, ANP-BC

    Assistant Professor of Nursing

    Research Approaches: Comparative Effectiveness, Health Services and Policy, Interdisciplinary
    Research Interests: Nurse Practitioners, Interprofessional Teams, Provider Co-Management, Primary Care Nursing, Care Delivery, Provider Burnout, Team Communication, Quality of Care

  • Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, RN

    Stone Foundation and Elise D. Fish Associate Professor of Nursing

    Research Approaches: Health Services and Policy, Interdisciplinary
    Research Interests: Primary Care, Chronic Diseases, Minority Populations, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Teams

  • Jingjing Shang, PhD

    Associate Professor of Nursing

    Research Approaches: Comparative Effectiveness, Health Services and Policy
    Research Interests: Infection Control, Home Health Care, Health Policy

  • Patricia W. Stone, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

    Centennial Professor of Health Policy

    Research Approaches: Comparative Effectiveness, Economic Analysis, Health Services and Policy
    Research Interests: Infection Control, Palliative Care, Geriatrics, Nursing Homes, Home Health Care, End-of-Life, Community Settings, Comparative Effectiveness

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