David Knutson, M.S., has been named director of AHRQ’sCenter for Delivery, Organization, and Markets. The center aims to improve the quality and efficiency of health care by providing evidence to decision-makers on organization, payment, delivery and markets. Its research portfolio covers four areas: organizational behavior, delivery systems, markets and external factors. Knutson comes to AHRQ from the University of Minnesota, where he served as senior research fellow in the Division of Health Policy and Management. His research focused on insurance markets, risk adjustment, performance-based provider contracting, quality and efficiency measurement, and organizational issues associated with care delivery transformation. While on leave from the University of Minnesota during 2011 and 2012, he served as a senior program analyst and acting director of the Division of Outcomes and Quality at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at HHS. He previously served as director of health systems studies at the Park Nicollet Institute in Minneapolis. He has also directed provider contracting for two managed-care organizations and held management positions in health care provider organizations. Knutson’s published articles and book chapters have dealt with health care financing, provider payment, risk adjustment, managed care and chronic illness care. He holds a Master of Science degree in health economics from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia.
Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM)
The Director of CDOM is David Knutson.
The researchers of the Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM) identify emerging research needs, manage a portfolio of research grants and contracts, conduct and publish peer-reviewed research, and develop databases and software tools that can be used with those databases. The ultimate goal of the Center's work is to help improve the quality and efficiency of health care by providing evidence to decision-makers on organization, payment, delivery, and markets. The CDOM portfolio includes the following four domains:
- Organizational behavior: How and why do organizations' behavioral responses vary, and what is the impact on quality, outcomes, access, cost, and use?
- Delivery systems: How are delivery systems structured and organized to provide acute and long-term care, and what is the impact on quality, outcomes, access, cost, and use?
- Markets: How are markets structured, and what is the impact on quality, outcomes, access, cost, and use?
- External factors: How do external factors (for example, legal, regulatory, and demographic factors) affect health care markets and delivery systems?
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