University of Vermont

Center for Research on Vermont

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Improving Health Outcomes: The Use of Vermont Medical Data to Improve Health Care Decision-Making"

Chris Jones, Assistant Professor, Health Economist, Department of Surgery, University of Vermont


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             Chris Jones wearing Google Glass eyewear

Vermont has been a pioneer in healthcare reforms and has been one of the first states to adopt an all payer, all claims electronic health record. In an effort to leverage data towards personalized medicine, the Department of Surgery has become one of the first in the world to simulate care pathways so that patients can receive care that is personalized to their unique circumstances. This effort has started in Vascular Surgery with the complex choice between open versus endovascular aneurysm repair. Chris Jones, D.Phil. will discuss his "made in Vermont" approach to personalizing medicine and making choices that are more effective and efficient, using what his team have termed, "point-of-care cost analysis" (POCCA). Two examples will be given from recent findings: one in the space of vascular surgery, the other infertility treatments.


Professor Jones is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of the Global Health Economics Unit of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Vermont. He received his doctorate in health economics from Oxford University, where he was a British Overseas Scholar. His research focuses on predictive cost-effectiveness and use of financial incentives in heterogeneous populations.

Location: Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, University of Vermont, Burlington (Chittenden County)
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: Free

Sponsored by The Vermont Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Neuroscience, Behavior, and Health (NBH) Initiative, and The Center for Research on Vermont

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