Press Release - Jan 22, 2013
Schuur Receives Blue Cross Blue Shield Policy Research Grant
Jeremiah Schuur, MD, MHS, attending physician in Department of Emergency Medicine, has received a Cost and Affordability Policy Research Grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation awarded more than $575,000 in grants to four Massachusetts organizations to conduct policy research projects focused on health care costs in the Commonwealth.
In Schuur's project, "Identifying Best Practices to Reduce Hospital Admission from the Emergency Department," the research team will complete an in-depth study of three common conditions leading to admissions from the ED. By analyzing top-performing hospitals, the researchers will develop strategies and best practices around improving care and reducing costs.
The mission of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation is to expand access to health care. It focuses on collaborating with public and private stakeholders to develop measurable and sustainable solutions that benefit uninsured, vulnerable, and low-income individuals and families in the Commonwealth. The Foundation was formed in 2001 with an endowment from Blue Cross Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. It operates separately from the company and is governed by its own board of directors.