Our health care system is actually a 'sick care' system given that the vast majority of encounters are a result of illness or dysfunction. Our system needs to learn how to keep healthy people healthy in the same way that we are adept at treating people who are sick.”
Research Scientist, Clem McDonald Center for Biomedical Informatics, Regenstrief Institute
Professor and Department Head, Department of Health Policy and Management, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI
Fairbanks Endowed Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI
Faculty Member, Physician MBA Program, Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Dr. Nir Menachemi is a health services researcher who has experience evaluating the impact of health information technologies, including the use of electronic health records (EHRs), on various organizational performance outcomes, including physician and patient satisfaction, financial performance, and quality of care. He also has investigated the impact of health policies, including the HITECH Act, on hospital and physician behaviors and performance.
Dr. Menachemi serves as the chair of the Health Policy and Management Department at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI (FSPH), which includes training programs at the undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and post-doctoral level. In addition, he teaches in the business of medicine physician MBA program at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
Dr. Menachemi’s work has been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), private foundations and corporations, as well local and state governments.
His work has been published in more than 275 peer-reviewed scientific papers in numerous professional journals, including Health Affairs, Health Services Research, the New England Journal of Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, and the American Journal of Public Health.
Dr. Menachemi is currently working on various projects that explore how informatics tools can be leveraged to improve population health following changes to US health care reimbursement models. In addition, he is working with a variety of stakeholders (businesses, healthcare providers, policymakers) to improve the health of Indiana residents.