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- Primary care redesign and transformation
- Quality improvement
- Program and policy evaluation
- Medical homes
- Practice facilitation
- Learning collaboratives
- Delivery System Reforms
- Medicaid and CHIP
Erin Taylor has expertise in primary care practice improvement and the patient-centered medical home.
Currently, she serves as a principal investigator in Mathematica’s evaluation of the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, leading the team studying the implementation of comprehensive primary care in seven regions across the United States. She has also served as a co-principal investigator on several medical home projects for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), conducting research on improving care coordination, developing quality improvement capacity within primary care practices, conceptualizing the medical neighborhood, and develop a how-to manual for creating practice facilitation (or coaching) programs.
Taylor has evaluated interventions to improve health care for publicly insured and uninsured persons for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the California HealthCare Foundation, and the Center for Health Care Strategies, among other organizations. She has also directed program and policy evaluations for AHRQ and the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
Taylor, who joined Mathematica in 2003, has published in Health Affairs, Health Services Research, Journal of Health Economics, Annals of Family Medicine, and Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. She holds a Ph.D. in health services organization and policy from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and a Master’s in public policy from Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy.
Evaluation of the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative
Mathematica and its partner, Group Health Cooperative, evaluated the effects of CPC on cost, quality, utilization, and patient and provider experience. We also provided rapid cycle (quarterly) feedback to participating practices, CMS, and CMS’s regional partners.
Improving Patient Centered Medical Home Research, Evaluation, and Implementation
This project aims to strengthen primary care by providing information on how to implement, evaluate, and refine models to improve primary care, as well as how to effectively train practice facilitators.